Light blue is easy on the eyes and good for the spirit. A calming, easy-to-love paint choice for just about any style of interior, this pale shade recalls blue skies, ocean waters, and happy days. Light blue paint can make a room feel airy, a small room appear larger and a room with limited natural light feel brighter.
The palest of blues can be used in the same way that you would use any neutral color. Light blue is an effortless alternative to white walls or as an accent wall in an all-white room since it pairs beautifully with white to create a clean, tranquil feel. If you want to create a more layered look, mix in deeper shades of blue (any hue will do).
Light blue paint is a no-brainer choice if you want to set the mood for a relaxing bathroom, an uplifting laundry room, or a serene bedroom, and it's versatile enough to work in any room in the house. Check out 10 of our favorite light blue paint colors for inspiration.
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If you're looking for a dreamy, soft wash of blue on your walls, Borrowed Light by Farrow & Ball is named after "the delicate light that cascades through small windows and fanlights." This luminous, delicate shade is ideal for a kid's room or a front porch.
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For a room that needs a little boost of oxygen, Breath of Fresh Air by Benjamin Moore is just what it sounds like: an easy, breezy pastel blue that you can use anywhere you would normally use white.
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Like your favorite pair of vintage jeans, Worn Denim by Dunn-Edwards is as easy to live with as its name implies. This creamy light blue shade can work just as well in a laid back coastal cottage living room or bathroom paired with shades of white or used as the backdrop for a more dressed up space with black accent trim.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Just as its name implies, Glimmer by Sherwin-Williams is a subtle, whisper of a barely-there pale ice blue that veers white and is just as refreshing. Use it in the bathroom, kitchen, living room, or bedroom for a glimmer of color that doesn't announce itself but hovers in the background, allowing furniture, artwork, and decor to shine.
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If you love the idea of light blue but worry that it might feel a bit cold, Louie Blue by Donald Kaufman Color is a pretty powder blue inspired by peeling paint on a red brick wall, with pink undertones that evoke an "almost 18th century decadent lushness."
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Bluebird by Paint & Paper Library is a traditional light blue "the color of a Wedgwood cameo" that is as pretty as its classic namesake inspiration and can be dressed up or down depending on the style of your home or decor. Try it in a bedroom or home office for an enveloping wash of color.
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