Blue paint is tricky. It can transition to a mint-tone so quickly or show too nursery-ish. We are working on our 8 & 10 year old's bedrooms and both kids said they are interested in the color blue for their walls. So I started to research our options! I used my Sherwin-Williams kit to look at our color choices, got great suggestions from friends on Instagram, and researched online to see how the colors look in rooms.
Finding a good blue gray paint is important to me. I want it to show neutral AND give our kids the color they want. Scroll down for my top 5 blue grey paint colors!
#1: Sherwin-Williams Rock Candy
This is the lightest blue of the 5 I'm sharing (in the white & pastel family). It looks really refreshing would look great in a nursery or bathroom. image source: Inspired by Charm
#2: Sherwin-Williams Misty
This is my favorite of the set for our kids' rooms. It was our son's original pick and it gives off a true light blue-gray tone. In the Neutral family. image source: Duke Manor Farm
#3: Sherwin-Williams Krypton
If you are looking to go a little darker, Krypton is a great blue-gray choice. It is also in the Neutral family and is a shade darker than North Star. image source: Thrifty Decor Chick
#4: Sherwin-Williams Online
My friend Amy suggested the color Online. It shows gray on the swatch but has a nice blue tone to it. It is in the Pottery Barn Spring/Summer 2018 collection. image source: Welcome to the Mouse House
#5: Sherwin-Williams Upward
Upward is the most obvious blue of the 5 blue-gray colors shown in this article. It is light and fresh, and part of the Pottery Barn Kids Spring/Summer 2018 collection. image source: The House of Smiths
I also had several that almost made the list! A few more worth checking include: Morning Fog, Stardew, North Star, and Topsail.