Looking for the perfect dark blue paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Granite Peak and if it might be right for your home!
There are a lot of deep blue paint colors out there.
Some are more muted, some are saturated. Undertones can be gray (cooler) or purple-reddish (warmer), so it’s important to dive into the specifics of blue paint colors before choosing one!
Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Granite Peak and if it might be perfect for your home!
Granite Peak, Sherwin Williams, SW 6250
Sherwin Williams Granite Peek is a deep blue featuring slate gray undertones. It works well as an accent color or to make a room feel cozy and moody.
Because it’s so dark, it almost feels like a neutral, which means it coordinates well with many other colors and decor styles. Let’s chat about if it’s a good choice for your space.
Granite Peak 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 14, Granite Peak is a very dark blue. However, like any paint color, it shows up a bit lighter in rooms with bright, natural light. It can appear very dark in darker rooms.
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R: 96 G: 107 B: 117
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!
Granite Peak has slate gray undertones. The gray undertones keep Granite Peak looking a bit muted versus looking like a very saturated blue.
Cool artificial lighting or north-facing windows will bring out more of its cool, gray undertones. Bright, natural light or south-facing windows will make this shade appear a bit more neutral.
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.
- Walls of a room you want to feel cozier such as a bedroom or home office
- Creating a focal point such as a fireplace
- Kitchen or bathroom cabinets
- Interior or exterior doors
- Home exterior
- Accent wall
- Behr NYPD
- Benjamin Moore Blue Spruce
- Sherwin Williams Gibraltar
- Sherwin Williams Slate Tile
- Sherwin Williams Wall Street
- Behr Summer Storm
- Benjamin Moore Ashland Slate
Granite Peak is dark enough that it almost serves as a neutral, meaning it can pair with most other paint colors. It coordinates well with light beiges, sunny yellows and oranges, light slate blues, light grays and bright whites, among others.
When paired with neutrals or other blues, it can have a calming, cozy affect on a room. For a bolder look, pair Granite Peak with yellows or oranges.
- Wool Skein
- Relaxed Khaki
- Touch of Sand
- Cool Beige
- Diverse Beige
- Escapade Gold
- Edgy gold
Light slate blues:
- Niebla Azul
- North Star
Because of the cooler undertones, I prefer to pair shades of blue with a crisp white trim color.
Sherwin Williams Granite Peak color palette
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Granite Peak FAQs
Here are some common FAQs about Granite Peak!
What color is SW Granite Peak?
Granite Peak is a deep blue with slate gray undertones, making the color appear a bit muted.
What is the difference between SW Granite Peak and Behr NYPD?
SW Granite Peak and Behr NYPD are similar dark blue paint colors. SW Granite Peak has an LRV of 14, making it slightly darker than Behr NYPD, which has a LRV of 15. Both Granite Peak and NYPD have gray undertones. If you’re debating between the two, swatch both in your space before committing.
Where is a good space to use Sherwin Williams Granite Peak?
Sherwin Williams Granite Peak is a dark enough blue that it can be used as either a neutral or an accent color. Use it for walls of a room you want to feel cozy or moody (such as a bedroom), a focal point (such as a fireplace), kitchen or bathroom cabinets, doors or an accent wall.
What colors compliment SW Granite Peak?
Due to its dark color, Granite Peak pairs well with almost all paint colors. Granite Peak works especially well with light beiges, sunny yellows and oranges, light slate blues, light grays and bright whites.
What color trim goes with Sherwin Williams Granite Peak?
Due to its cool gray undertones, SW Granite Peak pairs well with bright white trim, such as SW Extra White, BM Simply White and Behr Ultra Pure White.
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