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The Best Shades of Blue Wall Paint for the Nursery

Light Blue Paint for a Nursery - Benjamin Moore "Lake Placid"

Light Blue Paint for a Nursery - Benjamin Moore "Lake Placid"

There are thousands of shades of blue paint to choose from which makes it more than challenging to narrow down choices.  We spent some time finding the best shades of blue wall paint for your baby’s nursery or kid’s room so you don’t have to.  Our criteria was based on richness of color, uniqueness of color, and the likelihood of the paint matching other decorative elements like bedding and window treatments.  We then tried to find examples where these paints were used so you had a better sense for them.

And, don’t think blue paint is just for boy nurseries.  Bring in a bit more girl with white, pink, or lavender and you’ll be all set.

We’ve broken our finds into three categories – light blue, medium blue, and dark or navy blue and linked to them where we could find them.  Pretty much all of these are low or no VOC (i.e. no fumes, no odor, and more environmentally safe) but it’s best to confirm before purchase.

Good luck with your painting and let us know how you like our recommendations.

Light Blue
Lake Placid, Benjamin Moore – Featured in the photo above from mfluhr on HGTV’s Rate My Space.
Crystal Blue, Benjamin Moore – Featured on Becoming Mom.
Robin’s Nest – A “Tiffany” blue great for girls’ rooms featured on Life on Grace.
Harbor Fog, Benjamin Moore – Featured on Pottery Barn Kids.
Caribbean Mist, Benjamin Moore - Featured on A Few of my Favorite Things.
Pool, Serena & Lily – Featured on Torie Jayne’s blog.
Air, Serena & Lily – Featured on Serena & Lily’s site.
Drizzle, Sherwin Williams – Featured on Design Dazzle.
Blue Ice, Benjamin Moore – Featured on Decor Pad.

Medium Blue
Blue Marguerite, Benjamin Moore – Featured on Pottery Barn Kids.
Chambray, Serena & Lily – Featured on Serena & Lily.
Resolute Blue, Sherwin Williams – Swatch featured on My Perfect Color.

Dark Blue
Old Glory, Benjamin Moore – Featured on Pottery Barn Kids.
Old Blue Jeans, Benjamin Moore – Featured on Design Noob.
Navy, Serena & Lily – Featured on Serena & Lily.

4 Responses to “The Best Shades of Blue Wall Paint for the Nursery”

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  3. M. Small says:

    Would like to know the white used in this nursery!

  4. M. Small says:

    What color is the WHITE?

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