BM Smoke in kitchen - post your blue kitchen!

linjboMarch 2, 2012

Has anyone used Benjamin Moore Smoke in a kitchen? It is a very pale blue. I had a designer advise that it would look great with my Emerald Pearl granite which is black with silvery/blue flecks in it. But I can't imagine pale blue in a kitchen. I am stuck in my thinking of it as a bedroom/bathroom color. Any pix anyone can post of blue walls in your kitchen? Or if you have a blue/gray color (gray with blue undertones) post as well please.

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Here's a shot of our kitchen, completed in October 2010.

Our counters are Blue In The Night Granite.
A very dark grey, silver and black speckeld stone with occassional flecks of blue mica.

The paint is a 50/50 mix of BM Metallic Silver and Pigeon Grey.
We found the Metallic Silver to be too light and the Pigeon Grey too blue.
So we asked our BM dealer to combine the two.
The paint looks more grey in the daylight and more blue at night
I'm attaching a link to the rest of the kitchen so you can better see the paint.

Here is a link that might be useful: Completed Kitchen

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 6:26PM
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Emerald Pearl or blue pearl? Emerald pearl is more green than blue.

We have blue pearl but our walls and cabinets are white.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 8:28PM
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This is the kitchen I put in my old house (my single days!) I used two blues, and never bothered with a backsplash because I couldn't come up with one I loved. Of course I'm having the same problem with the new kitchen...

My new kitchen I'm using a more gray color, but its definitely got blue in it. I can't get a decent picture of it because there is still a fuchsia wall... you can see it reflected in the fridge... but here you go. Please ignore the tile sample :)

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 12:59PM
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I just looked up BM smoke and if it looks in real life what the pic on my screen shows, the color is almost identical to what I'm using in the new kitchen.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 1:00PM
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KristinF2012 - What is the name of your granite? It is beautiful.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 1:30PM
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Thank you! Its showing light in the picture I posted, so here is the slab. Its a slightly more tame Juparana Delicatus. I absolutely adore it. The black chunks, along with creams and grays and taupes - even a bit of burgundy up close :)

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 2:07PM
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I don't have photos of my kitchen yet (coming soon, I'm hoping!), but here are my 2 inspiration photos. I, too, was apprehensive about putting blue in my kitchen because I kept thinking it would read "bathroom" color. After experimenting with blueish green, I decided to stay true to my inspiration photos and went with a blue backsplash with gray tones in it. I think it will look great and if anything, somewhat unique because I still don't see many blue kitchens yet. My kitchen wall color (not a lot of bare wall, though) is BM Revere Pewter, plays off the neutral in the rest of the house and goes well with my tiles without being too matchy-matchy.

traditional spaces design by san francisco interior designer Fiorella Design

traditional kitchen design by new york kitchen and bath Susan Serra, CKD

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 12:31AM
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BM smoke is my favorite color! we've used so many beautiful colors in our house, but we did ds's room in smoke and i always feel so good when i look at his walls. i'd love to put it in a room where it would get more visibility. it's such a yummy blue.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 1:29AM
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