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The 12 best light blue paint colors for 2022

Looking for the best light blue paint color? Here are all of my favorites and the undertones and details of each!

Light blue is my favorite color to paint a room in a house. It has personality but is still light, bright, and can feel neutral with the right accents.

However, there are a TON of different shades of blue! So, today I am rounding up my favorite blue paint colors that you can consider for your home.

This focus is on light pastel blue paint colors!

If you are deciding on a paint color, be sure to check out our Paint Color Formula for the best process to ensure that a paint color works in your home!

Sherwin Williams Misty color swatch

I recommend Misty as a light blue-gray paint color that will complement most homes! It is a super popular pale blue paint color for a reason!

Click here to read my full Misty paint review.

What color is best with light blue?

Light blue has a lot of great accent colors!

  • Crisp white
  • Navy blue
  • Black
  • Gray that is either 2 shades lighter OR darker than the blue
  • Pastel colors such as peach, blush, pale yellow, pastel green
  • Cream or beige

Is light blue a warm or cool color?

Light blue is almost always a cool toned color, with blue and gray both typically having cool undertones. Read about undertones here!

Is there a warm blue color?

Most blue paint colors have a distinct cool tone to them. Blues with a warm tone will read more purple or lilac due to extra red in the color!

the best light blue paint colors

Light Blue-Grey Paint Colors

Windy Sky by Benjamin Moore (1639)

Windy Sky by Benjamin Moore

Windy sky is a gorgeous, bright and cheerful blue gray paint color. To me, it feels like aqua, all grown up and sophisticated. It feels like a sunny, cloudless day and would really make your home feel warm and inviting.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Benjamin Moore Windy Sky!

Iceberg by Benjamin Moore (2122-50)

Iceberg by Benjamin Moore

Iceberg is a very light blue with strong gray undertones. It is almost a baby blue – but muted up with all that gray so there is nothing pastel about it at all. Iceberg is neutral enough to cover every wall in your entire home and still look interesting.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Benjamin Moore Iceberg!

Brittany Blue by Benjamin Moore (1633)

Brittany Blue by Benjamin Moore

Brittany blue is a light, crisp, cool blue gray color. It has icey undertones but is decidedly blue. It is almost a sky blue, but with those gray tones that keep it from looking too UNC-Chapel Hill.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Benjamin Moore Brittany Blue!

Icy by Sherwin Williams (SW6534)

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Icy is a very blue color with gray undertones. It is close to a sky blue color and one of the truest blues on this list. Pair it with creamy colors instead of whites or grays to keep it from looking too blue.

Read my full review of SW Icy here!

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams Icy!

Lake Placid by Benjamin Moore (827)

Lake Placid by Benjamin Moore

Lake Placid is a bright, purple-y blue color. It is cool and icy while still maintaining a lot of blue pigment. It is a great modern take on baby blue.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Benjamin Moore Lake Placid!

Upward by Sherwin Williams (SW 6239)

Upward by Sherwin Williams

Upward is a clear and pure blue color. It doesn’t get muddy tones from the gray undertones but feels less bright because of them. It is a really cheerful color and would work well on walls in many rooms.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams Upward!

Whispering Spring by Benjamin Moore (2136-70)

Whispering Spring by Benjamin Moore

Whispering Spring is a very light and icy blue, but is surprisingly saturated considering it’s tone. In otherwise, it’s really light but still really blue – and clinging onto those gray undertones so it doesn’t feel pastel at all.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Benjamin Moore Whispering Spring!

North Star by Sherwin Williams (SW 6246)

North Star by Sherwin Williams

North Star is a cool, crisp blue-grey color. It has an icy appearance and pairs very nicely with a more charcoal gray.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams North Star!

Manor Blue by Benjamin Moore (1627)

Manor Blue by Benjamin Moore

Manor Blue is a mid-tone blue gray with violet undertones. It is a true blue shade, but definitely has gray undertones which give it a moody feeling.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Benjamin Moore Manor Blue!

Windy Blue by Sherwin Williams (SW 6240)

Windy Blue by Sherwin Williams

Windy Blue is a light but richly toned blue gray color. It has enough pigment that it really reads as blue, but the tone is muddied enough that it doesn’t feel overwhelming at all. This color is stunning in person!

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams Windy Blue!

Gentle Gray by Benjamin Moore (1626)

Gentle Gray by Benjamin Moore

This soft blue-gray is the color of a gentle early morning fog. It is very versatile and pairs well with a wide variety of accent colors.

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Benjamin Moore Gentle Gray!

Thanks for reading!

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