Looking for the perfect dark blue paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky and if it might be right for your home!
There is something special about a dark, moody paint color for creating a calming or dramatic room.
Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky is a deep blue with cool undertones, making it a strong choice for both neutral and stormy spaces.
Dark blue paint colors can have various undertones, ranging from gray to purple to green so it’s always important to swatch colors in your individual space.
Let’s chat about if Blustery Sky is right for you!
Blustery Sky, Sherwin Williams, SW 9140
Blustery Sky is a deep blue with gray undertones, making it the perfect dark blue paint color for a dramatic, moody room. It also works well as an accent color.
Blustery Sky is in the blue 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 22, Blustery Sky is considered a dark paint color, meaning it will not typically reflect much light back into the room.
R: 111 G: 132 B: 140
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!
Blustery Sky has gray undertones, making it a soothing, moody paint color.
The gray undertones make Blustery Sky a cool paint color. The gray will be more apparent in northern-facing rooms and on cloudy days.
Blustery Sky often looks brighter, warmer and bluer in southern-facing rooms.
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.
Blustery Sky 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
- Home exterior
- Interior or exterior doors
- Behr Rocky Creek
- Benjamin Moore Blue Echo
- Sherwin Williams Labradorite
- Sherwin Williams Refuge
- Sherwin Williams Mediterranean
- PPG Twilight Stroll
Blustery Sky 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.
Blustery Sky can also be paired with other bold colors, such as golds or dark greens, for a more dramatic look.
Light cool blues:
- Mountain Air
- Blue Horizon
- Moderne White
- Ethereal White
- Extra White
Light warm grays:
Since Blustery Sky is a cool paint color, I suggest pairing it with a bright, white trim.
Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky color palette
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Blustery Sky FAQs
What color trim goes with SW Blustery Sky?
As a cool paint color, Blustery Sky pairs well with bright white trim, such as SW Extra White, BM Simply White or Behr Ultra Pure White.
What paint colors are similar to SW Blustery Sky?
Blustery Sky is similar to Behr Rocky Creek, Benjamin Moore Blue Echo, SW Labradorite, SW Refuge or SW Mediterranean.
What color is Blustery Sky?
Blustery Sky is a deep blue with gray undertones. It can be used as a neutral or as a dramatic accent color.
What colors go with Blustery Sky?
Blustery Sky is a dark blue that pairs well with most colors, including light blues and greens, bright whites, warm grays, beiges, light pinks and corals.
Can Blustery Sky be used on kitchen cabinets?
As a deep blue, Blustery Sky is a great choice for kitchen cabinets, as well as bathroom cabinets, built-ins or furniture pieces.
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