The Best Blue Paint Colors, According to Designers

Moody, energizing, calming, or cozy, nailing the perfect shade of blue for your walls can totally transform a space. Take designer Nick Olsen’s perfectly pool-like living room (pictured above), for which his decorative painter created a custom lacquer finish based on Pratt & Lambert’s March Wind. “This room took his crew weeks to make so shiny!” Seems the right blue is worth working for. We tapped a few of our favorite designers for the hues they use to create that perfect rhapsody in blue moment.

Designer: Nick Olsen

Blue Paint Pick: “Right now my favorite is Benjamin Moore’s Lake Tahoe, a saturated blue with just the right amount of green. It could transport me to Sweden, colonial Williamsburg, and all [chic] points in between.”

Designer: Celerie Kemble

Blue Paint Pick:Icy Moon Drops, a pale, happy aqua from Benjamin Moore.”

Photo by Lesley Unruh. Design by Tharon Anderson

Designer: Tharon Anderson

Blue Paint Pick: “Fine Paints of Europe’s Hollandlac Brilliant in WC-90.

Designer: Lindsey Coral Harper

Blue Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s Deep Ocean.

Designer: Young Huh

Blue Paint Pick: “Blue Muscari from Benjamin Moore’s Century collection is a new favorite. This deep blue is transporting.”

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Lead Photo by Reid Rolls, Courtesy of Nick Olsen, Decorative Painting by Agustin Hurtado

June 7, 2018

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