Blue Paint Colours

When it comes to creating colour schemes, blue paint is one of the most versatile options around. In some spaces it evokes calm and serenity, while in others it’s cosy and dramatic. So there’s no surprise blue is the most popular choice for decorating. Browse our best-loved blues below.

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Choosing Your Blue Paint Colour

Although blue is the colour used most often in decorating, it certainly tends to divide opinion more than any other.
For some, it immediately conjures up cold, unfriendly spaces, while for others it evokes calm and serenity, even cosiness.


Cool Blues

Some people are drawn to cooler colours, like classic Parma Gray, which, together with stronger Lulworth Blue, can feel quite formal when contrasted with a bright white, but they are still firm favourites for those who prefer a clean and crisp finish. These two have now been joined by Kittiwake, which has a touch more black pigment, to create a warmer, more relaxed feel, but it is still brighter than silvery Light Blue.

Light & Airy Blues

For those who like things light and airy, then illuminating Borrowed Light and the more traditional Skylight are the perfect choice. The aqua qualities of Cabbage White and Pale Powder, with their underlying green, are warmer and prettier. They make up the lightest tones of a colour family that includes Teresa’s Green and Green Blue.

A more relaxed family of blues comprises soft Cromarty, modest Mizzle, Blue Gray and stronger Pigeon. These shades work together seamlessly in any combination, and have the almost magical quality of gently shifting between blue and grey, depending on the light and time of day.

Grey Blues

Our third family of blues also works as an alternative to grey but feels a lot more modern. Selvedge is a lighter, less grey version of down-to-earth De Nimes, which in turn sits perfectly with aged Inchyra Blue. The lightest member of this family is the similarly aged and ever popular Oval Room Blue.

Deep Blues

If you are unafraid of deep blues, then you have a fantastic choice to make between greener Hague Blue, which oozes glamour and is the ultimate in chic; slightly fresher Stiffkey Blue, which manages to feel both dramatic and optimistic; and curiously named Wine Dark, which is just as sophisticated while feeling good for the soul.

 

 

Stone Blue No.86


Blue Paint Schemes


Find inspiration for your project and view beautiful images of blue paint schemes in real homes.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best blue paint colour?

Blue is a timeless decorating choice, popular across the years. And for good reason. From light and airy to deep and inviting, there’s a shade sure to suit your space and style. To find the best blue for you, we recommend sampling a selection.

What colour goes best with blue paint? 

Blues work wonderfully with so many different shades, giving you a plethora of colour combinations to choose from. Pairing blue and white is a classic choice, especially for coastal homes, while blue and yellow evokes the look of sunny, summer skies. To help start your scheme, we have recommendations for every colour in our palette. Simply head to our website to discover more.

What effect does blue paint have on a room?

Light blue creates an open, airy feel that calm and relaxing, while darker blues create an inviting intimacy, ideal for spaces you use in the evening. The effect of blue paint on a room depends entirely on what particular shade you choose. 

Should I paint my whole room blue?

You can absolutely paint your whole room blue if you’d like to! Try taking one shade of blue across every surface for a captivating, colour-drenched room that radiates calm. Or, layer different shades of blue throughout your space to create a tonal scheme that feels beautifully curated.  

How can I choose the right shade of blue?

To find the right shade of blue for your project, try samples of your top choices to see how they look with your light and furnishings. Colours always shift slightly depending on their surroundings, so sampling is the best way to get an idea of the finished look. If you’re in need of a little more help, ask the experts with a colour consultancy. 

How do I make sure I get the best finish? 

As well as using quality paint and equipment, you need to start your project off on the right foot. That means preparing your surface properly. Always use a Primer & Undercoat to create rich depth of colour and a beautiful finish.

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