Light Blue Wall Colors: Avoiding This Common Mistake!

Betty Bluper was convinced she had found the perfect pale blue wall color, but it turned out to be a big disappointment. Let's dive into her story and learn from her mistake. Dear Laurel, I...

Betty Bluper was convinced she had found the perfect pale blue wall color, but it turned out to be a big disappointment. Let's dive into her story and learn from her mistake.

Dear Laurel,

I recently discovered your blog and I've been hooked ever since. It's so addictive that I stayed up until 3:00 AM reading it. But now, I have a problem.

You see, I just painted our living room a light blue color that I thought would be calming and beautiful. However, it turned out to be a lot more intense than I anticipated. And to make matters worse, my sister-in-law, who is expecting a baby boy, loved the color for her nursery. I felt embarrassed and disappointed.

But here's the thing, Laurel. The color looked so gorgeous online and on the paint chip. I even asked a designer on HOUZZ for the name of the color, and she spoke highly of it. But it just didn't work in my space. Have others made this same mistake? Can you help me understand what went wrong?

Thanks, Betty Bluper

Oh, Betty,

You're not alone in making this mistake. In fact, I'm sure I've made it myself at some point. But that's how we learn, right? Let's explore the three main problems that can arise when selecting pale blue wall colors.

Problem #1: Choosing a Color Based on Magazine or Online Images

It's essential to understand that a color may look different in your space compared to how it appears in a magazine or on a website. Take this Pottery Barn bathroom, for example. Many people were captivated by the pale blue wall color and wanted to know the exact shade. However, the same color on a different wall might not have the same effect. The overall ambiance and other elements in a room play a crucial role in how a color is perceived.

Pottery Barn cool blue and white bathroom - best pale blue paint colors

Problem #2: Not Considering the Surrounding Elements

While a particular color might look stunning in one room, it might not have the same impact in another setting. Consider this plain pale blue wall color. It's the same shade as the Pottery Barn bathroom we mentioned earlier, but it doesn't create the same allure. Why is that? Well, the overall style and decor of a room can either enhance or diminish the impact of a color.

Plain pale blue paint color

Problem #3: Lack of Understanding in Color Selection

Selecting the right paint color involves more than just choosing a shade from a small paint chip. Pale blues, in particular, can look dull on a chip but vibrant on the walls. Lighting plays a significant role in how a color appears, so it's vital to do some testing before committing to a specific hue. Additionally, avoid selecting a color solely based on how it looks in your home or on your computer screen. Colors can differ depending on the lighting conditions and monitor settings.

Now that we've addressed these issues, let's explore some amazing Benjamin Moore pale blue paint colors that might work for you.

Benjamin Moore Pale Blue Paint Colors:

Gray Sky 2131-70

Bedroom by Deborah Needleman via Lonny - Gray Sky 2131-70

Lookout Point 1646

Deborah Needleman via Lonny - Lookout Point 1646

Glass Slipper 1632

Healing Aloe 1562

Quiet Moments 1563

Image via Pottery Barn - Quiet Moments 1563

Ice Cap 1576

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Sea Foam 2123-60

Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair - Sea Foam 2123-60

Silver Crest 1583

Naomi Stein - Silver Crest 1583

Woodlawn Blue HC-147

Pholhemus Savery DaSilva - Woodlawn Blue HC-147

Picnic Basket CSP 730

Light Blue Wall Colors-Don’t Make This Mistake! - Picnic Basket CSP 730

Crystal Blue 2051-70

Light Blue Wall Colors-Don’t Make This Mistake! - Crystal Blue 2051-70

By carefully considering the overall ambiance, lighting, and surrounding elements, you can find the perfect pale blue wall color for your space. Remember, it's not just about the color itself, but how it interacts with everything else in the room.

I hope these insights help you avoid similar mistakes in the future. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions!

xo,

Laurel

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