Blue green paint colors are a popular choice for the interior of homes. These two colors complement each other really well when combined. Green adds warmth to a space, while blue adds freshness to a room. Here are a few of my favorites!
Beautiful Blue Green Paint Colors to Try at Home
Views, by Clare Paint, is a medium blue color with a hint of green.
This minty, pale blue color can stand on its own when paired with bold red and warm rattan wood.
I will admit, I love Farrow and Ball paint colors, but I have never actually used this specific paint brand. Because it is not sold locally and is a pricier brand, I usually have a local paint store, like Sherwin Williams, color match the Farrow and Ball color I have chosen. This will never be a perfect match, but it is very close.
Green Blue by Farrow and Ball is the perfect blueish-green teal color. Like most blueish-green paint colors, the hue can change depending on the time of day or the amount of light within a room. A space with lots of sunlight or a warmer color palette, the more green the paint color will look. The same paint color will look bluer in a space with less sunlight and a cooler color palette (see the color wheel at the bottom of the post).
This cool blue hue is a mixture of blue, green, and black pigment. Depending on the time of day, this color can shift from blue to a cool gray to create a relaxed and comfortable vibe.
Cromarty is a beautiful green gray that looks a bit like pale blue in certain lighting. I have saved the image below (design by Whitney McGregor) dozens of times and absolutely love the color on the walls. I am considering this neutral color for my guest bedroom/office walls.
Cromarty has the hue of a pale blue robins egg and is a great option for a soothing bedroom design.
Another light and airy grayish green paint color is Silver Maple by Glidden. Blue green colors with a higher LRV have a fresh and soothing feel to them.
In the Moment was chosen as Behrs Color of the Year in 2017 and is a “restorative blue green hue” meant to soothe and relax. With a lower LRV of 30, this paint color will reflect less light and feel like a deeper blue green than a color with a higher LRV. If you love this color but it feels too heavy in your space, consider lightening it by 25%. This is a great option and is available at most paint stores.
Behr shoes how well “In the Moment” is paired with a forest green door and white trim.
As Benjamin Moore says, the slightest touch of green and gray adds elegance to this light blue hue. I have used this inviting paint color in a few of our bathrooms and it gives each space a spa-like feel. Add crisp white linens and it totally completes the look!
With an LRV of 70, this is a great paint color for windowless rooms, like a bathroom. It will reflect more light to create an open and airy feel.
*Bottled Glass, by Valspar is the exact color match to Benjamin Moore’s Silver Crest.
Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams is one of their more popular paint colors for interior spaces. This color can look blue, green, or even gray depending on the time of day.
Farrow and Ball describe this color as a vintage blue. Like many of their blues, this paint color has a good amount of green mixed into it which gives it a warm and cozy feel.
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Where do blue green paint colors look best in the home?
Blue-green colors look fantastic in bathrooms because of this fresh and clean feeling it creates. This blue-green paint color also looks great as an accent on kitchen cabinets. Wherever you decide to add this color tone, it will bring freshness to the space without feeling too cold.
What does Light Reflective Value (LRV) mean?
LRV tells us how much light a color absorbs on a scale from 0 to 100. The lower the number, the less light the color will reflect and will therefore feel darker. The higher the LRV number, the more reflective the color, making a space feel lighter and brighter.
What is an undertone?
A paint undertone is the color you don’t see that can cause the main color (tone) to feel warm or cool. Warm paint colors have yellow, beige, or pink undertones. Cool paint colors have green, purple or blue undertones.
Is blue green paint a warm or cool color?
Blue green paint colors are considered cooler colors. Check out the color wheel below.
Knowing if a color is warm or cool is extremely helpful when choosing paint colors for your home. If a room in your house feels very cold and uninviting, adding warmer colors to the space will help to offset the cold feeling.
This can be as subtle as choosing a white paint color that has warmer undertones instead of cooler undertones. There are some whites that pull more yellow and some whites that pull bluer. My living room is north-facing and doesn’t get any direct sunlight so it tends to feel a bit cold. I chose Alabaster White by Sherwin Williams which has a yellow undertone. The space feels warmer without looking yellow.
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