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Sherwin Williams Icy: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect muted light blue paint color? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Icy and if it might be perfect for your home!

We live in Charleston, South Carolina, so I personally have a big soft spot for coastal style home decor. Our first house was very coastal themed, in fact.

Light blue paint colors are perfect for coastal style homes. They also work well for lake houses or even with traditional-preppy style decor. Finally, a light blue wall is great if you want a spa aesthetic in a bedroom or bathroom.

The problem with blue walls is that you don’t want them to be BLUE blue. That’s why it’s important to choose a soft blue with gray undertones to tone it down.

Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Icy, a beautiful mid-toned blue-gray color that might be perfect for your home.

sherwin williams icy paint color guide

Sherwin Williams Icy SW6534

Color Family

Icy is in the blue-gray color family. See all of my favorite blue-gray paint colors here.

Light Reflectance Value

56

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.

At 56, this is definitely a mid-toned color. It’s not super light but has a good amount of color depth to it!

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RGB Colors

R:187 G:199 B:210

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

#bbc7d2

sherwin williams icy living room

Undertones

Icy is a blue color with heavy gray undertones.

The gray undertones really tone it down and keep it from looking like a baby boy’s nursery. I big heart eyes love this color!

Icy could read a little purple if paired with warmer light, such as a south facing window or yellow-tinted light bulbs.

North facing rooms or spaces with cool toned light will bring out the icy (no pun intended) blue tones. It could look very cool in those conditions.

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.

Click here to get removable peel & stick paint samples to easily swatch with!

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Best uses

This color works great for a bedroom or bathroom. This is a great color if you are going for a hotel aesthetic or a spa-like bathroom!

Icy can work for a living room/kitchen space, especially if you are going for a coastal or beach house look.

Similar Colors

  • Sherwin Williams Upward
  • Sherwin Williams Mild Blue
  • Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue
  • Benjamin Moore Instinct
  • Behr Rememberance
  • Behr Journey’s End
  • Valspar Blue Fog
sherwin williams icy home exterior

Coordinating Colors

I like to pair Icy with teal greens, navy blue, or creamy greiges.

Teal Greens

  • Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green
  • Sherwin Williams Rain
  • Sherwin Williams Tradewind

See all of my favorite blue-green paint colors here.

Navy blue

  • Sherwin Williams Dusty Heather
  • Sherwin Williams Naval
  • Sherwin Williams Granite Peak

See all of my favorite navy paint colors here.

Creamy Greige

  • Sherwin Williams Sunbleached
  • Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist
  • Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray

This color works well with both gray and tan upholstery, meaning it is likely to match a lot of popular couches!

Trim Colors

For a beachy look, I actually like to pair Icy with a creamier, soft white trim color.

Soft white trim colors:

Sherwin Williams Icy color palette

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sherwin williams icy paint color palette

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.

Learn more about the Paint Color Formula here!

The best way to sample paint? Samplize!

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Thanks for reading!

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