Choosing Navy Blue Paint Colors
Are you considering navy blue for your home? You’ll want to read this take on the best navy blue paint colors available on the market today. Navy blue is a timeless, and elegant color. I had trouble narrowing it down to 6 colors. Picking the perfect navy blue isn’t an easy task, but with a few photos for inspiration and information on undertones, it’s much easier to narrow down your options.
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Popular Navy Blue Paint Colors
2062-20 / LRV: 5.37
Gentleman’s Gray is an elegant deep blue that leans toward classic navy. I think it has undertones of green, but it really depends on the lighting.
Gentleman’s Gray pairs well with:
Pike’s Peak Gray
HC-154 / LRV: 6.3
I love the mystery of this color. Sometimes it looks blue, and sometimes it looks black. You have to be careful with this color in small spaces because it can make a room look smaller than it already is. Regardless, if you’re looking for a deep navy, this is by far one of the most popular.
Hale Navy pairs well with:
1680 / LRV: 7.91
Hudson Bay is visually similar to Van Deusen Blue. It’s a softer blue, but still dark. I think it has a hint of purple undertones.
Hudson Bay pairs well with:
2063-10 / LRV: 3.11
Old Navy is more of a royal blue. While it’s still a very dark color, it doesn’t have as much black in it as Hale Navy does. The cobalt blue really pops when it’s paired with a bright white.
Old Navy pairs well with:
2062-10 / LRV: 3.61
Visually similar to hale navy. It doesn’t have quite as much blue in it as old navy does. If you’re looking for a color that’s in between hale navy and old navy, this would be the best option.
Polo Blue pairs well with:
Van Deusen Blue
HC-156 / LRV: 10.04
Van Deusen Blue is the lightest blue out of the ones I’ve listed. It’s less of a royal blue and more muted. I think there’s a nice mix of blue and gray, without being too dark.
Van Deusen Blue pairs well with:
Mt Rainier Gray