blue/grey paint color?

beantownrenovatorJune 28, 2008

Hi All - I'm looking for a great blue paint that is muted to match with grey. I plan to do the opposite of this room (blue walls, grey fabrics) and would love some ideas. thanks so much as always.

Here is a link that might be useful:

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beantownrenovator

this tech saavy 27 year old just figured out how to get the picture in here - sorry!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 8:26AM
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mcps

What about Ellen Kennon, Gaustavian Grey?
www.ellenkennon.com

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 9:10AM
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amysrq

I'd second that. Or F&B Light Blue.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 9:15AM
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ttodd

I really like Valspar Silverware (it's what I painted our boys rm.) so peaceful & serene w/o being cold. Their colors in the rm. are red, white & blue but when I originally painted it a yr. or so ago the only other accent color was crisp white & I thought that I'd move into the rm it was so lovely. Very grown up & sophisticated color.

Another favorite of mine is MS Mercury Glass a warm grey/ blue w/ lavander tones underneath. It is very close to Silverware. Unfortunately these are old colors & while they can still be mixed & chips viewed at Lowes (Valspar) or Sears (MS).

Maybe check out BM Nightmist. I've seen that color used w/ grown up blues & greys very successfully.

The rm. you are planning sounds lovely.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 9:34AM
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Cassandra

I used SW "Breezy" in my bedroom and master bath and love it. I had it tweaked at the shop to bring out more of the blue/gray than greenish tones.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 10:52AM
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brutuses

SW's Misty. It's a silver blue. I used it because I wanted to use silver and white accents in the room. If you want a silver blue you'll love this. Here is a photo. I'll try to get better ones now that all the door casings, etc. are going up.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 12:00PM
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ttodd

Here is the Valspar Silverware:

I think that the MS Mercury Glass is slightly less blue.

I don't have a pic yet of Mercury Glass as it is in swatches all over my house.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 12:25PM
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amck2

I have BM Sterling in my lakehouse bathrooms. It's grey with undertones of blue. I have white beadboard wainscotting and this shade offers nice contrast while still maintaining a neutral quality - neither too grey or blue.

Sorry, no camera here today or I would send pictures -

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 1:07PM
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beantownrenovator

these are all wonderful ideas - thank you so much as always. i'm going to be busy testing them. i'll let you know what i decide.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 3:03PM
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bestyears

Silver Mist 1619 from Sherwin Williams. Love, love this color. Send me email and I will send you pics. I just did my mbr and bath with it, with slate-like (charcoal colored) floors and crisp white trim. It is very much the ambience and tone of your inspiration pic.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 5:06PM
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msrose

bestyears - Can you post your pictures here. I'd love to see also.

Laurie

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 10:46PM
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nanjean68

I like BM Nantucket fog AC-22 and Yarmouth blue HC-150. Both gray blue.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 10:48PM
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nicole1229

I've used a blue/gray by Porter Paints called "Birch Tint" in two bedrooms with two different color schemes. It's a versatile color that will read more blue or more gray depending on what colors you pair it with. I had it with grays in one room and greens in another, and I was happy with how it came out both times.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 1:17AM
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Cassandra

Here's the tweaked SW Breezy:

    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 9:42AM
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babs711

marita40, that is a gorgeous shade of blue!!!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 11:06AM
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bestyears

Here are a few pics from our master bed and bath using SW Silver Mist 1619

    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 11:52AM
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susanlynn2012

Brutuses, I love the SW Misty silver blue so much! Thanks for sharing. Marita40, I love the SW Breezy blue color walls. Ttodd, I love the Valspar Silverware on your walls. Bestyears, I love your Master Bathroom so much with the SW Silver Mist looking perfect in that room.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2008 at 12:25AM
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debbiedoes

Ellen Kennon's new 'Christine's Cloud' is alot like Gustavian Grey but more blue-gray with no green undertones.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ellen Kennon's webiste

    Bookmark   June 30, 2008 at 10:14AM
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beantownrenovator

oooo thanks debbie -- one more sample to order from ellen!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2008 at 10:26AM
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beantownrenovator

I haven't decided on my color yet, but a great blog I read just did a feature on light blue paints. thought it would be helpful for anyone thinking about these colors.

Here is a link that might be useful: remodelista pale blue paints

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 9:55PM
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