Benjamin Moore favorite blue paint colors

sashaboodlesJuly 29, 2010

I am looking for a BM blue paint color for my laundry room which is off of kitchen. Kitchen paint is Ladyfinger. Any suggestions or pics?

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nanjean68

My fav. color blue has always been a robins egg color. Years ago, probably when Martha Stewart was with SW, she talked about a pale aqua blue that she thought always was good for a laundry room. Just thought I'd write that thought!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 4:51PM
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Lori A. Sawaya

sashaboodles, it would be oh so helpful if you could post pictures of your Ladyfinger kitchen and the laundry room so we can get a better idea of what blue might work best for you.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 7:10PM
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WendyB

I just went through a blue bathroom painting. It was horrendous getting the shade of blue right. What I thought looked good on the card, looked like a pastel baby boys room. Several times! I was going for a cooler, muted, spa blue, but keep ending up with the wrong thing. Too dark, too light, too aqua, too gray, too blue.

I have no natural light in that bathroom so it affected the choice a lot. Does your laundry room have natural light? I have almond tub,toilet,sink so I didn't want too light or it wouldn't contrast well, but not too dark either to not be a cave. Lady Finger is dark enough too, that you will probably want something dark enough for good contrast.

I ended up with Wedgewood Gray, which doesn't look gray in the least. I have Lady Finger in another room and I just put my large sample board of Wedgewood Gray next to Lady Finger and it looks fine.

The first blue I thought I would love was Santorini Blue. Turned out to be too baby-blue-boys-room when up. Nantucket Fog was very similar. Solitude (Affinity) was gorgeous but potentially too dark for my space. Ditto Nimbus Gray (not really gray). Buxton Blue was interesting for a hint of aqua. Nice but I was afraid too dark for me. Yarmouth Blue similar but lighter, I was afraid too light.

Too many choices! Good luck!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2010 at 12:24PM
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