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Behr Adirondack Blue: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect slate blue paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Behr Adirondack Blue and if it might be right for your home!

Slate blues offer a versatile charm, blending subtly with a hint of color.

Whether your taste leans towards classic elegance, rustic simplicity, coastal serenity, or cozy cottage vibes, slate blues seamlessly complement various decor styles.

With their comforting yet intriguing aura, slate blues add depth to any room. However, it’s important to note their variations in depth and undertones before selecting the perfect shade.

So, let’s get started!

Behr Adirondack Blue Paint Color Guide

Adirondack Blue, Behr, N480-5

Adirondack Blue is a slate blue paint color. With its calming, moody, and sophisticated tones, it captures attention effortlessly.

Adirondack Blue was named the Behr Color of the Month for April 2023.

Color Family

Adirondack Blue is in the gray family.

Light Reflectance Value


Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

With an LRV of 23, Adirondack Blue is a mid-toned to dark paint color, meaning it will not usually reflect much light back into the room.

RGB Colors

R: 116 G: 133 B: 143

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code


Behr Adirondack Blue


Adirondack Blue is a slate blue with gray undertones.

Adirondack Blue may look darker, cooler, and more gray in north-facing rooms without much natural light.

It may appear slightly warmer and bluer in south-facing rooms with lots of natural light.

It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.

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Best uses

Adirondack Blue can be used for a whole room or as an accent color. I’d use it for:

  • Living rooms, bedrooms, or dens where you want a dramatic, moody feel
  • Accent wall
  • A focal point such as a fireplace or built-ins
  • Home exterior
  • Interior or exterior doors
  • Cabinets
  • Furniture

Similar Colors

  • Benjamin Moore Bachelor Blue
  • Behr Teton Blue
  • Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky
  • Behr French Colony
  • Behr Pencil Sketch
  • Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray
  • Benjamin Moore Alfresco

Coordinating Colors

Adirondack Blue is dark enough that it can work as a neutral and pairs well with most colors, including light blues and greens, cool whites, warm grays, beiges, light pinks, and corals.

Adirondack Blue can also be paired with other bold colors, such as golds or dark greens, for a more dramatic look.

Light blues:

  • Early September
  • After Rain
  • Spa Blue
  • Carefree Sky
  • Sea Wind

Dark greens:

  • Vine Leaf
  • Alpine Trail
  • Pine Mountain
  • Greener Pastures
  • Boreal

Light pinks:

  • Cupcake Pink
  • Prairie Rose
  • Pink Elephant
  • Iced Cherry
  • Pink Quartz

Trim Colors

Since Adirondack Blue is a cool paint color, I suggest pairing it with a bright, white trim.

Bright white trim colors:

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Here are some common frequently asked questions about Adirondack Blue.

What’s the difference: Behr Adirondack Blue vs Benjamin Moore Bachelor Blue?

Behr Adirondack Blue and BM Bachelor Blue are very similar paint colors.

Bachelor Blue is slightly lighter than Adirondack Blue, with an LRV of 24 vs 23. When compared side by side, Adirondack Blue is a bit more saturated than Bachelor Blue.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing.

Is Adirondack Blue a good front door color?

Adirondack Blue is a great front door color! It adds a pop of subtle color to an exterior. Adirondack Blue works especially well for those with coastal, classic or cottage style homes.

What was the Behr Color of the Month for April 2023?

Adirondack Blue was the Behr Color of the Month for April 2023.

What is the hex code for Behr Adirondack Blue?

The hex code for Adirondack Blue is #6F808C.

Is Adirondack Blue warm or cool?

Behr Adirondack Blue is a cool paint color.

What color trim goes with Behr Adirondack Blue?

Adirondack Blue pairs well with bright whites for trim, such as BM Simply White, SW Extra White or Behr Ultra Pure White.

What’s the difference: Behr Adirondack Blue vs SW Inky Blue?

SW Inky Blue is darker, warmer and more blue than Behr Adirondack Blue, and Adirondack Blue is lighter, cooler and more gray than Inky Blue.

Inky Blue has an LRV of 15 vs Adirondack Blue’s LRV of 23.

Adirondack Blue is a slate blue with gray undertones, and Inky Blue is a blue with yellow undertones.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing.

Before you go…

So, you’ve found the perfect paint color, but here’s the thing – there’s another big decision you have to make: picking the right paint sheen. Seriously, the level of glossiness can totally change how your color looks on the walls and how long the paint lasts!

Check out our complete guide to understanding paint sheens.

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