Blue Gray Paint Colors – Which Ones Are The Best?

Talking about the best blue gray paint colors today.

Easily one of my favorite palettes to use in my own home.

Bookshelf painted blue gray color
Boothbay Gray on bookshelf from our Rhode Island beach house.

These colors always look so beautiful and fresh.

The best part is these paint shades work with almost any type of decor.

Favorite Blue gray paint colors

We’ve used our fair share of blue gray colors through the years….

From a blue front door to a former gray blue dining room, and several pretty spaces in between, I definitely have my top favorites.

Let’s take a look at some of these popular colors.

Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray

A great place to start is with Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray.

While I’m not a fan of accent walls, I made an exception when it came to the two walls of built in bookcases in the living room of our beach house.

As you can see, the gray undertones are pretty strong in this shade, sometimes it does look more like a cool gray or even a neutral gray than a blue gray color.

It just depends on the time of day.

gray blue painted poolhouse with bar and barstools
Sherwin Williams North Star on the walls of our former pool house.

Sherwin Williams North Star

Next up is another lovely color, this time with more of a true blue note.

North Star was the perfect shade for the interior walls of our former pool house, pictured above.

A favorite of interior designers, this light blue color struck the perfect balance between gray and blue.

blue gray painted front door in white entry way
Beach house front door painted in Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge.

Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge

Another great option if you’re in the market for a grayish blue shade is Water’s Edge.

We chose this for our former beach house renovation project for many reasons.

The top reason being it works so beautifully with both crisp whites and the wood tones of the exteriors shingle siding.

With it’s strong blue undertones, this is such a classic color – the perfect choice for a coastal front door.

Depending on the time of day, this color would look baby blue to light gray.

Benjamin Moore Summer Showers

This is one of my favorite blue-gray colors.

We used it in our former living room, seen above.

If it looks a bit like wallpaper, it’s because we had a professional painter use a strie faux painting technique to give it a little texture and interest.

This was the perfect color for this room.

I’ve also seen this light blue used in various different rooms – both powder rooms and in a master bedroom where it looks equally as beautiful.

Paint sample of Benjamin Moore Smoke.

Benjamin Moore Smoke

I also wanted to make sure I included Benjamin Moore’s Smoke in this round up.

Although we haven’t used this stunning blue color (yet) we did come very close several times.

This was when we were on the hunt for the perfect pale gray blue ceiling color – we ended up choosing Benjamin Moore’s Morning Sky Blue.

I included a picture with a glimpse of this on our ceiling here, just in case you’re interested.

Sitting room of our primary bedroom with a pale blue painted ceiling.

Best Blue Gray Paint Colors CONCLUSION

Hopefully you found the perfect blue gray paint color here today.

But, please remember – before you so much as even paint the door to one cabinet or kitchen drawer – always test out your paint samples.

As general rule you should be viewing them in both artificial light and in natural light – this is SO IMPORTANT.

Never underestimate the difference lighting conditions can make.

Also check them out during different times of the day to be extra sure.

A good way to test out your paint colors and to help you choose the right paint, are these large self sticking paint samples.

Doesn’t this sound so clever?

No more endless trips to you local paint store and no more messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!

If you’re at all curious, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first!

I’ll be using the Samplize samples for every paint project going forward.

Additional Home Decor Ideas

If you’re looking for even more paint color inspiration and home design, be sure to check out these other posts by clicking on each title below-

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

The Best Paint Colors For Kitchens With White Cabinets.

How to pick the right kitchen pendant lights.

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray.

Cream and neutral paint colors for your kitchen cabinets.

The Best Benjamin Moore Colors For White Walls.

Design Ideas For A Narrow Hallway.

How to style your kitchen island.

The top 10 most popular paint colors for your kitchen cabinets.

Should you paint your trim color the same color as your walls.

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