“Americans have a love affair with blue and white” reported Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor of Traditional Homes Magazine. in her talk at Tobi Fairley’s “Get Published” Camp in April. Whether dark and dramatic or bright and preppy, blues are versatile. Blue is equally at home in a dining room or a child’s room. I am currently working on a project where I am incorporating blue in the color scheme and thought I would share some of my favorite navy blue paint colors with you in case you are looking for one yourself. Of course, it is best to always start with fabrics, rug and art when choosing paint colors. Let paint be your last selection unless you are in love with a certain paint color and want it to be the star of the room! It is much easier to match paint to fabrics, or art than it is to do vice versa.
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Here are some of my favorite images for navy paint inspiration. I find it interesting how the trim is painted in various rooms. There are no rules or proper way to paint trim. Years ago it was in vogue to have white walls with colored trim, then the trend flipped and we began seeing colored walls with white or cream trim, now it seems anything goes but we often see trim and walls painted all one color. Which do you prefer? I often like to paint the trim and walls all the same color if the trim isn’t very exciting but then again, heavy beautiful trim can be quite nice when painted the same as the walls. We’ll have to discuss that more later. Back to blue..
Here are My Top 8 Favorite Navy Blue Paint Colors
1. Sherwin Williams “Frank Blue” SW6967
2. Benjamin Moore “New York State of Mind” BM805
3. Benjamin Moore “Old Navy” BM2063-10
4. Benjamin Moore “Symphony Blue” BM2060-10
5. Benjamin Moore “Van Deusen Blue” HC-156
6. Sherwin Williams “Naval Blue” SW6244
7. Farrow & Ball “Hague Blue”
8. Benjamin Moore/Colonial Williamsburg
“Washington Blue” CW639
Here are examples of those colors used in interiors or exteriors.
What are your favorite navy paint colors? Please share!
Do you have a hard time envisioning what a room will look like when looking a small paint chip? Did you know that you can put a paint color name in the search bar of Pinterest and rooms painted in those colors will pop up? I often tell clients to do this if they aren’t sure about a color I suggest. You can also search through google by typing the paint name in the search bar and clicking on images. If you would like to see some of my other favorite paint colors visit my Pinterest board called Paint Colors.
Are you searching for a new color? Do you need help with your decor?
Would you like me to share another favorite color? Just ask!