Blue paint colors are hot in 2024, dominating interior design trends with its timeless charm and versatile appeal. From calming pastels like Sherwin-Williams Sleepy Blue to bold statements like Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy, the spectrum of blue hues offers something for every style and mood. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the top blue paint colors of the year, exploring their unique qualities and how they can transform your living spaces, as well as the best spots to use them in your home. Join us as we dive into the world of blue paint colors and discover the perfect shade to use on your next home improvement project!

Blue paint colors

Benjamin Moore’s Amsterdam AF-550 is a”an appealing blue-gray that merges Old World elegance and modern industry.” This household favorite blue paint color has a rich slate-blue base and small hints of gray. Inspired by the historic canals of Amsterdam, it brings a serene and timless feel to interiors. Whether used on walls, cabinets (like the photo shown), or accents – Amsterdam is sure to add a touch of European charm to your home!

Pairs well with:

Creamy Whites like Vapor AF-35 

Warm Beiges like Fossil AF-65 

Aqua Shades like Woodlawn Blue HC-147

Ahhhh… Sherwin-Williams Open Air is truly like a breath of fresh air. This light and breezy paint color evokes the feeling of a clear sky – which means it is the perfect color choice for your ceiling! We love the look of this gorgeous hue in sunrooms, or even on a front porch ceiling. Imagine lounging on your porch, looking up at a ceiling painted in this soft and subtle hue – it’s like bringing the outdoors in!

So, whether you’re sipping your morning coffee or lounging around with a book, Sherwin-Williams Open Air sets the perfect backdrop for creating your own personal oasis – no matter the time of year. Say hello to relaxation and enjoy the beauty of this blue paint color!

Pairs well with:

Tricorn Black and Pure White

Medium Olive Tones like Illusive Green and Creamy Whites like Greek Villa

Wood Tones – all kinds!

Bottle up a clear blue sky and put it in a paint bucket! Benjamin Moore’s Athenian Blue 773 captures the essence of a sunny day, bringing a refreshing and uplifting vibe to any space. This vibrant blue paint color adds a cheerful touch to exteriors, instantly enhancing the curb appeal. Ideal for siding, front doors, shutters, or even an interior accent wall, Athenian Blue creates a sense of openness and brightness. Its lively hue can transform any home, making it feel more welcoming and vibrant.

Pairs well with:

Bright Whites like Super White OC-152

Pale Yellows like Luminaire

Natural Wood Tones – Light & Dark

Step into the bright and beautiful world of Sherwin-Williams Atmospheric! This cheerful blue paint color is like a burst of energy – perfect for your bathroom or powder room. Its vibrant hue instantly lifts the mood and adds a pop of color that is perfect for a smaller space. Paint the walls and pair it with an intricate wallpaper (like the image shown) or even paint your vanity and keep the walls neutral—the possibilities are endless. Picture yourself starting your day surrounded by this lively shade – its sure to put a smile on your face!

Pairs well with:

Bright Whites like Pure White SW 7005

Yellows like Concord Buff SW 7684

Brassy & Gold Hardware (like shown in the image)

Bring the calming beauty if the ocean into your home with Sherwin-Williams Endless Sea 9150. This rich, deep blue paint color evokes a sense of tranquility and timeless elegance, making it a versatile choice for various design styles. Ideal for accents in bedrooms, bathrooms, and living rooms—or any other space where you want to encourage relaxation. Pair it with crisp whites for a classic look or soft grays for modern elegance, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance it brings to your home.

Pairs well with:

Light Grays like Icicle SW 6238

Khaki Hues like Maison Blanche SW 7526

Dark Browns like Dark Clove SW 9183

This sophisticated blue-gray hue is the secret to transforming your home office into a haven of productivity and style. Its serene gray undertones bring a sense of calm to any space, making it an ideal choice for creating a peaceful and focused atmosphere. Whether used as a backdrop for modern furniture, or paired with classic decor, Benjamin Moore’s Little Falls effortlessly elevates the aesthetic of any room.

Pairs well with:

Leather & Light Wood Accents

Bright Whites like Oxford White 869

Leather Shades like Leather Saddle Brown 2100-20

Get lost in the cool, soothing allure of Sherwin-Williams Silvermist. This paint color is made up of a delicate blend of green and slate gray undertones, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Coat your bedroom in this soft neutral and feel yourself drifting away into a realm of calm and relaxation. 


Pairs well with:

Light Wood and Rattan Accents

Bright Whites like Extra White SW 7006


Sherwin-Williams Sleepy Blue is a soft and soothing light blue paint color that can brings a gentle touch of elegance to your laundry room cabinets. With its subtle blue-gray undertones, Sleepy Blue adds a hint of sophistication while maintaining a welcoming and airy feel. This versatile hue complements various design styles, whether you prefer a classic or modern aesthetic. Imagine opening your laundry room cabinets to reveal a serene and inviting space, where you can tackle household chores with ease… With Sherwin-Williams Sleepy Blue, laundry day can become a stylish and enjoyable experience!


Pairs well with:

Light Wood & Wicker Accents

Bright Whites like Pure White SW 7005

Light Grays like Front Porch SW 7651

A bold, yet stunning option for exteriors and cabinetry, Hale Navy delivers timeless sophistication and undeniable charm. This is not your average navy blue.


Pairs well with:

Tan or Khaki Hues like Lenox Tan HC-44

Creamy Whites like Glacier White OC-37

Medium Grays like Coventry Gray HC-169

One of our all time favorites – Sherwin-Williams Waterloo is a gray blue paint color that infuses any space with a sense of harmony and style. This soft blue-gray hue adds depth and character, creating a welcoming atmosphere that encourages relaxation. Whether applied to walls, cabinetry, or accents, Waterloo brings a touch of sophistication to interiors. Its subtle blend of blue and gray undertones allows for effortless pairing with various color schemes and design aesthetics.


Pairs well with:

Leather and Rattan Accents

Creamy Whites like Glacier White OC-37

Coral Clay SW 9005 – An Expert Pick

As we wrap up our journey through the top blue paint colors of 2024, it’s clear that blue is more than just a color—it’s a versatile and transformative force in interior design. From the calming elegance of Sherwin William’s Open Air to the bold sophistication of Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy, each shade offers its own unique charm and personality. Whether you’re seeking to create a tranquil oasis in your bedroom, add a pop of color to your kitchen cabinets, or elevate your home’s curb appeal with a striking exterior hue, there’s a blue paint color to suit every style and taste. So, why wait? Give your home a new look today by calling your professional painters at MacFarland Painting! Our crews are here to help every step of the way – from design to execution. (734) 564-6664

Happy painting, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!