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The 10 Best Blue Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams

Blue paint is a beautiful thing. It has the ability to make a room feel relaxing and expansive, or moody and dramatic.

There are many different shades of blue to choose from. The undertones in blue paint can include gray, purple, red and green (and more!).

Because the are all so gorgeous, it can be hard to choose the right blue paint color!

Ranging from lightest to darkest, hopefully, this list of the best blue paint colors from Sherwin Williams will help narrow your search for the perfect shade.

Top Ten Blue Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams

Best Pale Blue Paint Color – Glimmer

Glimmer (SW 6476) is a very light blue paint color that will look almost white on your walls.

Glimmer is the lightest blue on this list, with a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of 78.

This means that it will make a room appear bright and cheery.

In a well lit room, Glimmer will appear more white. When paired with white accents, this shade will take on more blue tones.

This pastel blue is perfect for a nursery, bathroom, or could even be used as a main color for the home.

Best Teal Blue Paint Color – Waterfall

Waterfall (SW 6750) is a pretty pale blue with green undertones.

It is a crisp, clean color that will make a room feel bright and cheery.

With an LRV of 71, it is one of the lightest blue paint colors on this list, though tends toward a bright color choice.

While a bit too vivid to be the main choice of paint color for a home, Waterfall would go well in a bathroom or living area, or even on a front door.

If you’re looking for a teal with a little more punch to it, Aqueduct (SW6758) is also a great choice.

Best Pale Blue Paint Color – Atmospheric

Atmospheric (SW6505) is a pale blue that is just a tiny bit bright.

It is a light color, with an (LRV) of 67.

This color’s name gives a bit of insight into the shade of blue. Atmospheric is blue like the sky on a clear day.

Because it is a cool color, it will make your rooms feel larger, and will bring about a feeling of serenity.

Atmospheric would go well in a bedroom, living room or bathroom.

Additionally, it is a good blue paint choice for a home with farmhouse or colonial style.

Best Baby Blue Paint Color – Icelandic

Icelandic (SW6526) is a pretty pale blue with just a touch of purple undertones.

It is reminiscent of the classic baby blue shade that has adorned nurseries and infant boy clothing for decades.

As the name implies, Icelandic reminds you of the blue in an iceberg – pale and icy. As such, Icelandic is a cool color.

With an LRV of 67, it has the same depth and light reflectance value as Atmospheric, but is not as bright.

Icelandic is a great choice for a nursery, bathroom, or even a dining room with beautiful crisp white wainscoting.

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Best Coastal Blue Paint Color – Tradewind

Tradewind (SW 6218) is a gorgeous blue paint color with gray undertones and a touch of green in it. While Sherwin Williams actually classified Tradewind as a neutral, it is definitely blue.

It has an LRV of 61, making it slightly darker than the previous shades mentioned.

It is still considered a light color though.

Due to its popularity in homes on the coast, Tradewind is featured on my list of Best Coastal Paint Colors.

Tradewind would go nicely with white or wood trim, and will invoke a sense of calmness.

Because it is technically a neutral, it is a great choice for almost any room in your home.

Best Green Blue Paint Color – Rainwashed

Rainwashed (SW 6211) is a beautiful blue paint color that has a lot of green undertones.

Rainwashed has an LRV of 59, so while it is a light color, it has slightly more depth than some of the blues on the list.

This shade of blue is reminiscent of a cool spring rain. It is light and fresh, with just a dash of moodiness.

Featured as an alternative on my whole house color scheme, Rainwashed is a beautiful choice for a bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen.

Best Periwinkle Blue Paint Color

Celestial (SW 6808) is a quintessential periwinkle shade, with strong blue and purple leanings.

With its purple undertones, this blue shade almost leans towards a warm color.

Having an LRV of 44, Celestial is given a rating of medium.

This means that it will make a room feel a little bit darker than if a lighter shade were used on the walls.

Celestial is a good choice for a room that you want to have a bit of an impact.

Best Gray Blue Paint Color – Morning Fog

Morning Fog (SW 6255) is a blue paint color that leans heavily towards gray. At first glance, it will appear gray. However, when placed next to a true gray, Morning Fog will show its blue tones.

With an LRV of 42, Morning Fog has a medium rated light reflectance value. It will be much darker on the walls than the previously listed shades of blue.

Morning Fog is a bit of a versatile color, looking gray in a dimly lit room, or blue in a well lit room.

In addition, pairing it with blue accents will make it take on a gray shade, while pairing it with gray accents will make it look blue.

This color is a particularly popular shade of blue/gray, and is listed as one of Sherwin Williams’ best selling paint colors.

Morning Fog will look best in a bedroom, living room, or entryway.

As with many of the blues on this list, white trim will make this color stand out even more.

Best Victorian Blue Paint Color

Peacock Plume (SW 0020) is a gorgeous blue paint color that is suggestive of the shades used during the Victorian period.

This rich blue has an LRV of 27, making it a dark color for your walls.

Despite having a low LRV, Peacock Plume has a bit of brightness to it.

With undertones of green, this color looks almost teal.

Peacock Plume is a good color for a room where you want the walls to make a statement.

Best Navy Blue Paint Color – Naval

Naval (SW 6244) is a dark blue paint color with just a hint of purple undertones.

As the name implies, it is dark like a Navy uniform.

This dramatic color will make a bold statement on your walls.

In a dimly lit room, Naval will make the space feel smaller. But in a well lit room, with lots of white trim, this striking color will feel confident and poised.

Naval has an LRV of 4, putting it firmly in the dark rating by Sherwin Williams, and by far the darkest color on this list.

It was named Sherwin Williams’ 2020 Color of the Year.

Naval would be a good choice for a library, office, or formal dining room.

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Final Thoughts on the Best Blue Paint Colors

Sherwin Williams has a lot of really gorgeous blue paint colors to choose from.

Hopefully this list narrowed down the options so you can choose a shade that is just perfect in your home!

Blue is considered by many as the best color for a bedroom. Check out this link for other great wall colors for a bedroom.

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Thanks for sharing!

Deanna Wagamon

Sunday 13th of November 2022

I am commissioning a picture to be painted for me by a famous painter in our area. She is famous for painting birds… I want her to do a frigate for me and I want the background to be sky blue but I don’t see any colors that really fit the bill. Do you have any suggestions


Thursday 17th of November 2022

Hi Deanna! It totally depends on what "sky blue" means to you, but I would check out Aviary Blue, Hinting Blue and Moonmist and see if you like any of those. Good luck!


Tuesday 19th of April 2022

I like SW tradewind but am considering a little lighter shade . What color do you think would be in the same color family but a shade lighter? SW topsail???


Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Yes! Topsail is a great option for a similar color that is a bit lighter than Tradewind!


Friday 25th of March 2022

Hello, I just renovated my kitchen with white cabinets and new lighting. We had the kitchen painted in SW Topsail. When I picked out the sample of Topsail, using Samplize, Topsail looked light a really pretty light blue shade. Then my lights got changed out for LED lights and it's much brighter in my kitchen and now the Topsail looks green which is not what I wanted. Any suggestions for more of a soft, light blue?


Thursday 7th of April 2022

Hi Kim! I would definitely try changing your light bulbs to a different one to see if you can get it to go back to that shade of blue you liked. If you don't want to do that, maybe check out Sky High or Tradewind. I also love Tidewater.


Wednesday 21st of July 2021

Hi. We recently bought a condo in Florida. I like the paint color in the kitchen which is tradewind. The living , dining hallways and entry are painted tidewater. It’s way too much blue for me. Can you suggest a paint color to tone down the blue. I’m not opposed to several colors being used like living and dining one color and entry, hallway another. The flooring is a neutral tile and my furniture is tommy Bahamas style. Thank you


Monday 26th of July 2021

Hi Dianne! A cream like Steamed Milk will tone down the blue. You can also go with a white like Alabaster, or a neutral like Aesthetic White. Any of those will bring a much more neutral look to the space and help to tone down the blue. Good luck!

Pamela Day

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

I have a beachfront condo with white marble floors with a little beige running through. Kitchen, living room,dining room are open. Kitchen has white cabinets on bottom and a taupe color on top with white quartz countertops That are white eith gray and beige veins. Would Sherwin Williams Tradewind or Meander blue look best? Or what color do you suggest. Bright sun half of day throughout