Top 10 Shades of Blue/Gray Paint Colors

Some of my favorite shades of grays are those with hints of blue in them. I love how fresh, clean and calm they can make a room feel. They are also very popular right now and really have become the new neutral. There are so many colors that look great with these grays, you can accent almost anything with them and they look great against white or can look beautiful with wood. When we were painting our kitchen, I tried what felt like a million samples and looked at a lot of inspiration pictures to get the perfect blue/gray to go against our white cabinets. Here are some of my favorites!

Favorite Blue/Gray Paint Colors

“`Vapor Trails by Benjamin Moore

1. Vapor Trails by Benjamin Moore (what I decided to paint our kitchen)

Molly Quinn Design

Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams

2. Silver Strand by Sherwin-Williams

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Lazy Gray by Sherwin-Williams

3. Lazy Gray by Sherwin-Williams

Featured here, from Crafty Texas Girls

Silverado by Sherwin-Williams

4. Silverado by Sherwin-Williams


Comfort Gray by Sherwin-Williams

Christina’s Adventures

Rhino by Behr

6. Rhino by Behr

The Social Home

Filtered Shade by Valspar

7. Filtered Shade by Valspar

Nothing But Bonfires

Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore

8. Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore

Restyling Home by Kelly

Boothbay Gray by Benjamin Moore

9. Boothbay Gray by Benjamin Moore

Restyling Home by Kelly

10. Mount Saint Anne by Benjamin Moore

Chicago Redesign

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Our Kitchen Update

It’s been a while since I have posted any progress on our house. Like all of you, things have been so busy. Good busy, but we are still trying to unpack boxes and find a place to put everything. It’s all of the little odds and ends that kill me, but we are finally getting to the point where I feel like this is our home. One that I love to come home to and know that it is ours. We are still in the process of finishing our kitchen, but I wanted to show you our progress so far and the paint colors I chose.

Here are the before pics. Oak cabinets, wallpaper, linoleum flooring, super old appliances (funny side note- I used to babysit in this house and can remember cooking mac n’ cheese on that stove, so weird!) and countertops from the 1970’s.

Here are the BEFORES: (I was so excited to get those cabinets down I forgot to take pictures beforehand!)

Kitchen beforeKitchen before



Kitchen progress - Favorite Paint Colors

Kitchen progress - Favorite Paint Colors

Kitchen progress - Favorite Paint Colors

Kitchen progress - Favorite Paint Colors

Kitchen progress - Favorite Paint Colors

This is what we have accomplished so far:

*Painted the kitchen cabinets White Dove by Benjamin Moore (more on that later)

*Replaced all of the hardware on the cabinets, brushed nickel

*New appliances from Lowe’s

*My husband installed the hardwood floors

*We removed the wallpaper and retextured one wall because of all the gunk we couldn’t get off

*We replaced the light above the sink

*We painted the walls Vapor Trails by Benjamin Moore

Our projects we still have left to do:

*Replace the countertops, I need to make my decision this weekend, then they should take 3-4 weeks after that. Yay!

*Paint the ceiling. It needs a fresh coat of paint to cover up a couple of stains and brighten things up.

*Take out the fluorescent light and replace it

*Install the backsplash

*Replace the electrical outlets

*Create a little office area for my computer and paperwork

*Curtains and decorations

 In the meantime we have been doing projects in other rooms of our house which I will continue to show you.

 For other updates we have made, see here. It’s a work in progress, but so fun to the think of the end potential. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Exterior Paint Colors

Exterior Paint: Revere Pewter, Charleston Green, White Dove and Grenada Villa

Exterior Paint ColorsBody: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Shutters: Charleston Green by Duron (Sherwin-Williams)

Trim: White Dove by Benjamin Moore

Door: Grenada Villa by Benjamin Moore

Dixie Delights

*These colors are very similar to this garage, they all coordinate amazingly well together*

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Whole House Color Scheme

Today I am sharing with you some pictures I received from my reader, Christine, that just sold her home in Texas. She mentioned in her e-mail how many complements she received on her paint colors and wanted to share. I’m so glad she did!

Also, here are some great ideas if you are looking for a whole house color scheme, all very complimentary to each other, but different enough to add variety to each room. And even though there are only 3 posted, you could carry one of these colors throughout the whole home. Shaker Beige and Revere Pewter are both awesome neutrals. (see more about Revere Pewter here – the most popular paint color on the blog, for a good reason!)

Kitchen paint color - Whole House Color SchemeKitchen wall color: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Kitchen cabinet color: Mayonnaise by Benjamin Moore

Trim color: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Whole House Color Scheme - master bedroomMaster Bedroom: Amherst Gray by Benjamin Moore

Trim: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Whole House Color Scheme - hall bathHall bath: Shaker Beige by Benjamin Moore

Trim: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Thank you, Christine, for sharing your beautiful home with us. Do you have a paint color in your home that receives a lot of compliments? Or a whole house color scheme that you love? Please share, it’s so helpful to get ideas of paint colors that have “worked” for real people. Thanks so much and have a great Tuesday!!


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