Finding the Right Blue Paint Color

I am still trying to find the right paint color! I am torn between a blue-gray or a blue-green. I was all set on blue-gray but lately I've been looking at blue-green. I need a blue for my dining room and I am also thinking about a blue for my master bedroom. I found these pics of BM Quiet Moments and Gray Cashmere. I went to Lowe's and got a sample of both of these colors.

This is BM Gray Cashmere

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This is BM Quiet Moments
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Neither one of these look good in  my house! So now I am thinking of getting samples of 

BM Gray Wisp                                                                           


BM Wickham Gray
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BM Wedgewood Gray


BM Woodlawn Blue




Another Gray Wisp


I'm about to pull my hair out! All of these pics just make it harder to choose. I think I want a warm blue/gray for the dining room and a cooler blue/gray/green for the bedroom. Well, I'm off to get my samples! Who knows? I'll give an update tomorrow. Hopefully, I can figure this out and get started on some more room makeovers! Do you have any favorite blues?


21 comments:

  1. ohhhhhhhh -- good luck my friend!!! i am sure it will HIT you -- just the right choice! i am sure of it -- but i have to say -- you can't go wrong with any of them ; ) hugs...

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  2. Thank you Andrea! I came home with samples of Woodlawn Blue, Palladian Blue, and Yarmouth Blue (my daughter insisted on this one). We'll see...

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  3. I never liked blue or used it in my decorating until this house. I have a 2 blue bathrooms and a blue sunroom ceiling and 2 blue vintage club chairs. I'm really loving it! A really soft blue I used in my attic bathroom is glass slipper - I also used it on my porch ceiling. Can't wait to see what you choose.
    Kelly

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I looked on your blog to try to find your pics of your attic bathroom but a lot of the pics weren't showing up. I don't know if it's just my browser? I did look at some google pics and that is a pretty color!

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  4. I always use neutral colors in the main areas of my house. But I did paint my sons room a dark blue gray and I love it. I would actually use it my dining room. Whatever you decide I'm sure it's going to look beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Mandy! It would be great if a few blogger friends could just come over and tell me. But of course, we all live too far away from each other. :( I will figure it out. :)

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    2. Yes I agree Angie. How awesome would that be to get together. Oh well there's always conferences in the future.

      Can't wait to see what color you decide to go with.

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  5. Restoration Hardware- Silver Sage. Best bluey/greeny color evah! I painted my beach house bedroom this color 4 years ago and I still love it:)

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    1. Dorie, I just looked at some pics online of Silver Sage. It is so pretty! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. LOL! Don't rip out that beautiful hair of yours. Just mix all the colors together and call it a day :0 TeHe! Good luck with the decition making can't wait to see the final color you choose.

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    1. All of the colors are so close together I probably could just mix them all together and be done with it! LOL

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  7. One of my favorite colors for a soft gray/blue is Silver Gray by Benjamin Moore. I've used it a couple times now and I love it.

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    1. I just looked at some pics of Silver Gray. It is sooo pretty! Thank you :)

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  8. Blues are so tough ... it took me years to finally pick one for my bedroom. Though, I was also intimidated about painted the vaulted ceiliong!

    So, I used BM Yarmouth Blue in my kitchen and powder room and just love it in both spaces.

    In my bedroom I ended up going with Dutch Boy Big Sky Blue. Though, I had my fabrics first so I needed to match that up with the color ...

    Nothing like throwing a few other options into the mix!

    :)

    Linda

    The BM Quiet Moments looks really pretty in that picture above.

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    1. I actually got a sample of Yarmouth Blue and it is very pretty. That's my daughter's favorite one. Quiet Moments looks good with the lighting in my house. Thanks for the suggestions Linda! :)

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  9. Oh my! Grey is so hard. Especially the right blue grey! I originally tried BM's "Wickham Grey" (What can I say, I'm a Jane Austen fan. :) but it pulled pretty blue. It might be a great fit for you if you like the blue grey. It was pretty but a lot bluer than the picture. I ended up trying BM's "Rockport Grey" becuase I was looking for a soft, creamy, really, really warm grey. It ended up being way to dark so we dumped a bunch of white paint in and came up with the PERFECT GREY! You can see pics of it on my blog here: http://tomseth.blogspot.com/2012/01/basement-remodel-in-progress.html . Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Betheny for the color advice! I checked out your basement and I LOVE it! You did such a great job. :)

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  10. P.s. I ended up getting it color matched at HomeDepot because BM was too far away and the color match code is on my blog in the same post that I linked you to earlier. :)

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    1. Thank you! That is such a great color.

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  11. Blue and gray colors are hard colors. They can end up looking to blue or to purple. I've been busy looking at blue/gray colors for my laundry room and kitchen. I did a blue/green/gray in our bedroom. It is called Seascape from Valspar at Lowe's. You can see photos of the room her -
    http://thriftyparsonageliving.blogspot.com/2010/06/master-bedroom-makeover-revealed.html
    Happy painting :)

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    1. Thank you Joy! I checked out your bedroom and I absolutely love it! Y'all did a great job. I'm going to check out that paint color. It looks so good! Thank you!

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