25 Dreamy Blue Paint Color Choices

It’s no secret that one of the quickest and least expensive ways to transform a room is with paint. Choosing the right color, however, can be tricky. It’s always recommended to paint some sample colors in the room you’ll be painting. Both natural and artificial lighting play huge roles in how the hues appear at different times of the day. After you’ve painted samples, see how they look in the morning light, afternoon and with ambient lighting in the evenings.

Many people lean towards neutrals for wall colors, but light blues and aquas bring in the airy tranquil feelings of the sky or surf. Be lulled into a peaceful tranquility by these 25 dreamy blue rooms. You’ll soon discover that these colors do anything but give you the ‘blues’.

Bedroom Beauties:

Young House Love

1. Valspar’s Carolina Inn Club Aqua at Young House Love
John and Sherry balanced the softness of the wall color with rich wood accents.



2. Benjamin Moore Tranquil Blue at  MosaicWorks.ca
In contrast to natural wood tones, this room simply uses white accessories to create a lovely retreat.


Kelly Moore Blue Green Gem

3. Kelly Moore Blue Green Gem at Centsational Girl
Gray and silver accents echo the wall color in a welcoming guest room.



4. Benjamin Moore Brittany Blue at Pretty Handy Girl
This shade has undertones of gray, making a lovely bedroom for both Madame and Mister.


Celebrating Everyday Life

5.  Aqua Bedroom at Celebrating Everyday Life
Add some deeper tones of the wall color throughout the room for depth and subtle contrast.


Restoration Hardware Sea Green

6. Restoration Hardware Sea Green at Our Humble Abode
The light blue walls work beautifully with a variety of finishes such as silver, bold and wood in this elegant bedroom.


Spa Like Bathrooms:

Restoration Hardware Glacier

7. Restoration Hardware Glacier at Guehn-Made
If you want a spa-like quality in your bath, consider light blue walls as a starting point.


Sherwin Williams

8. Sherwin Williams – cross between Rain & Quietude – at Pretty Handy Girl
Don’t be afraid to custom mix colors to create the perfect shade for you, as Brittany achieved here.


Benjamin Moore Smoke

9. Benjamin Moore Smoke at DIY Show Off
A greyish blue sets the perfect backdrop in this bathroom.


Sherwin Williams Gris

10. Sherwin Williams Gris at Thistlewood Farm
A palette of light blue-gray and white is simply timeless.


Benjamin Moore Slate Blue

11. Benjamin Moore Slate Blue at Pretty Handy Girl
The perfect choice for a boys’ bath that will grow with them – Slate Blue.


Lavishing Laundry Rooms:

Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams

12. Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams  at Sand and Sisal
This serene space might have you finding reasons to do more laundry.



13. Restoration Hardware Silver Sage at Centsational Girl
Or in this one! The wall color lends a neutral quality without being boring.


Glidden Tropical Surf

14. Glidden Tropical Surf at Pretty Handy Girl
 A laundry room that exudes style with a sunny chandelier and valance that pulls all of the colors together.


Calming Kitchens:

After looking at blues on walls, let’s see how painting cabinetry can spice up a kitchen.

Sherwin Williams Copen Blue

15. Sherwin Williams Copen Blue at Pretty Handy Girl
The light blue on these cabinets add visual interest without too much contrast, keeping the space light and airy.


Woodlawn Charm - Valspar

16. Valspar’s Woodlawn Charm at Life in Grace
The lower cabinets add a note of cheerful fun, while the white upper cabinets are less intense and float on the wall.


Martha Stewart's Rainwater

17. Martha Stewart’s Rainwater at Tatertots & Jello
A nice way to introduce contrasting color is to paint the kitchen island, then add coordinating accents to tie it all together. Lovely!



18. Sherwin Williams Copen Blue at Pretty Handy Girl
This quiet light blue desk color lets the rich wood tones and oil rubbed bronze steal the show in this kitchen desk area.


Lovely Living Rooms:

Benjamin Moore Tranquility

19. Benjamin Moore Tranquility at Centsational Girl
While a light blue/gray may not be an obvious choice for wall color in a living room, this gorgeous room might change your mind.



20. Restoration Hardware Silver Sage at Favorite Paint Colors
This home office would surely increase productivity with Silver Sage walls and a variety of textured accessories.


The Lettered Cottage

21. Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray at  The Lettered Cottage
Here’s a stunning option for a gallery wall using a soft bluish gray.


Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray

22.  Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray at Southern Hospitality
Comfort gray is full of blue/green undertones and proves the perfect backdrop for this tableau and wall grouping.


Dreamy Dining Rooms:

Sherwin Williams Copen Blue

23. Sherwin Williams Copen Blue – At the Picket Fence
Brittany used Copen Blue on her beautiful kitchen cabinetry, but it’s just as gorgeous on dining room walls.


Sherwin Williams Raindrop

24. Sherwin Williams Raindrop at All Things Thrifty
Light blue isn’t only serene and tranquil. Brooke added splashes of colors for a playful spin.


Celebrating Everyday Life

25. Table & Chairs with ASCP Duck Egg at Celebrating Everyday Life
The chairs and table base were painted in Duck Egg, repeating the wall color for a cohesive look.

Seeing similar paint colors in different rooms was fun, wasn’t it? Thanks for joining me today in my parade of light blue rooms!

Do you have plans to paint soon? What colors are you considering?

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Ready to start painting? Brittany’s favorite brushes are Purdy’s 2 1/2″ brush and 1″ brush. You can find out more of Brittany’s painting favorites at 15 Favorite Painting Tips, Tools and Paint.


25 replies
  1. Diana
    Diana says:

    Colleen I have a dilemna, getting new kitchen cabinets, they are Old Bay Hickory from menards, didn’t know it would be so difficult picking a paint color to make them pop while still keeping the room with a light airy ocean tropical feel. I have black countertops. Can you suggest a pretty blue, not to dark with the right hues for my walls ? I was thinking of a glass tile backsplash in lighter blues,touch of greens and white or cream tones in it? would that go? I like Behr paint or sherwin williams. Help please, going to be doing this in the next couple of weeks.

  2. Jennifer Ingram
    Jennifer Ingram says:

    Very good article. I came across your site while searching for a great blue to paint a piece of furniture. I like Copen Blue too! We have lived with Sherwin Williams Sleepy Blue in our bedroom and Jetstream at 75% in the kitchen for a year and love both!

  3. Linda McClellan
    Linda McClellan says:

    I’m getting ready to paint my craft room which is plywood now and has no windows since it was an addition in the garage. I liked Tranquil Blue by Benjamin Moore and Rainwater by Martha Stewart.
    Thank you so much for the timely colors that won’t be too light and will go great with white storage shelving and possibly some bright colors for other storage items maybe yellow or red.

  4. Rita
    Rita says:

    Colleen – I am so glad that I happened upon this blog/article. We just purchased a home, my kitchen (which I understand through previous owners was renovated in 2000) has oak cabinets with an oak floor, white-tiled backsplash, and green faux-marbled formica countertops. The walls are painted white. Can you recommend a color so that the oak does not take over the whole kitchen? Thank you so much!

  5. rachael
    rachael says:

    Hi there, I think you are wrong about the YHL’s bedroom color. I’m pretty they used Gentle Tide in their first house’s master bedroom, not the bedroom you show pictured. That bedroom shown is from their second house and was painted something along the lines of Carolina Club Inn Aqua. Not sure the brand though.

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      Rachel, I just double checked and you are an amazing source of YHL information! You are correct and I changed the color name immediately. THANK YOU THANK YOU sooo much for pointing out the error.

  6. stephanie
    stephanie says:

    Just built new house, and you would not believe how pretty Valspar paint in the color of …Evening Stroll is.
    Makes me just smile when I walk into our bedroom

  7. Colleen Taylor
    Colleen Taylor says:

    Great post Colleen. I am partial to these shades of blue since I have various shades around my house. I glazed my dining room walls in various shades of blues to blue-greens, then hand painted leaves around some areas. I need to update my blog about it. You’ve inspired me!


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