A collection of the best blue gray paint colors along with examples in real homes! There are so many beautiful options that work well for walls, doors, and more!
Before we get into today’s post, I first want to say THANK YOU!! More like scream it because I was blown away by your response to yesterday’s post. I’m still actually processing it all – holy cow! It was a bit of a scary post for me to publish, so I can’t thank you all enough for your sweet words of encouragement and support. Seriously – you guys are the best!
In a total 180 from yesterday’s post, today I’m finally sharing our freshly painted front door along with the best blue gray paint color options!
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The Best Blue Gray Paint Colors
Previously our front door was painted Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. I actually really loved the color but it felt a bit dark in this area of our entryway that doesn’t get a lot of natural light. The door had also gotten a bit beaten up during our kitchen construction last summer and was in need of a repaint regardless. I decided I wanted to go with a muddy blue gray color with slight green undertones (versus purple).
I spent several hours researching online as well as asking many of my readers what their favorite options were. After compiling all the results, I’m sharing the best blue gray paint colors! Somewhat surprisingly, not one Sherwin-Williams paint color made the list. I think they excel on the slightly greener versions of these colors (like Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt). Following are my top picks for the best blue gray paint colors!
At the end of this post, I’m sharing real-life examples of how these colors look in real spaces! I’m also sharing a fun update to our entryway using my new favorite blue gray paint color!
How to Organize Your Paint Colors
If you frequently paint your home like I do, it can sometimes difficult to keep all your colors (and paint cans) organized! I recently created this free download that I think you will all love!
Here’s how I use each of the pages:
- Page 1 – I print on cardstock to complete and keep handy around our home or near where we store our paint.
- Page 2 – I print on these labels and add them to the paint cans for easy identification.
- Page 3 – I shrink to fit on an index card to keep in my purse, or print as is and fold up to carry with me at all times. I simply add a drop of paint and the room name.
Simply complete the form below and I’ll email the PDF files over to you to start using today!
Now, on to our new blue gray front door and examples of all of my favorite paint color options!
Our Interior Front Door: Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge
A month or so back I tested three color samples on our front door. From left to right you can see (all Benjamin Moore): Wedgewood Gray, Van Courtland Blue, and Water’s Edge. All were such beautiful options that I don’t think we could have gone wrong with any of them!
Painting the interior of your front door is such an easy project! Not only is it super affordable, it can be done in a few hours, even with multiple coats! You can see my method on how I paint our front doors in this post.
This time around, I actually just ended up using the sample pot of paint from the Benjamin Moore store! I selected Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I’m also just a tiny bit obsessed with our new striped rug. It’s indoor/outdoor and virtually indestructible! It comes in multiple sizes but they are all posted as individual listings. You an also find another size here.
And it still looks beautiful paired with the Benjamin Moore Hale Navy in our office!
The Best Blue Gray Paint Colors in Real Spaces
When I’m on the hunt for a new paint color, I love being able to see real homes with colors I’m considering. It can definitely help narrow down the selection process! Following are some examples of the best blue gray paint colors in real spaces!
In our kitchen remodel, we used Benjamin Moore Providence Blue and absolutely love how it turned out! This space get a lot of natural light from multiple angles so the color looks a bit lighter here than it likely would in most spaces. However, it’s a beautiful darker blue gray paint color option!
The gorgeous laundry room cabinets below are painted Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue which seemed to be a super popular pick among readers!
Perhaps the grayest of all the options, Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray is a super popular choice on doors (interior and exterior) right now!
In our last home, we used Behr Light French Gray and it had a really beautiful tone to it (as to do the color one shade lighter and darker on the paint swatch). It’s a beautiful light toned paint that looks more blue in some lights and more gray in others.
These laundry room cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore Cloudy Sky couldn’t be dreamier!
Are you a fan of this color tone? I can’t get enough of it lately!
Additional Paint Color Inspiration
If you’re looking for even more ideas, be sure to check out my post on light blue gray paint color ideas! It’s full of options that look a bit lighter than the examples shown above! Be sure to check out these other paint color posts by clicking on their titles below:
- The Best Blue Gray Paint Colors
- The Best White Paint Colors for Interiors
- The Best White Paint Colors of Exteriors
- How To Pick the Perfect Paint Color and My Top Five Neutral Paint Picks
- Paint Colors In Our Home (and Every Color We’ve Ever Used)
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