Sky blue is one of those colors that is everywhere all the time. Simply look up, and there it is. Which is one of the reasons I love it, no matter where you go, it’s there as a comforting blanket of soothing color.
In Montana, where I grew up, the sky is unreal. The state comes by the moniker of Big Sky Country honestly. The color and the breadth of it is something I’ve long identified with, and continue to miss. The sky is just better there.
But the sky is always there – just different depending on where you’re at. And that’s the beauty of it, this color can be whatever you need, whatever you want. A little more green, a little more grey, a little brighter, a little darker. No matter sky blue you identify with, there’s something out there for you.
So today, I’m sharing my favorite Sky Blue paints, my favorite ways to use it in your home, and a Sky Blue wedding theme that I think is just GORGEOUS.
Let’s get into it!
In the South, Sky Blue exterior details are a whole thing. Sherwin-Williams has a really great post on not only the tradition but some of the science behind it. So down here, you might hear this color called ‘Haint Blue’ and you’ll see it all over porches, door frames, and shutters.
But it’s a great color that works well paired with other colors based in nature, like weathered shakes, sandstone, and luscious greenery.
Again, because the sky is different depending on where you’re looking at it, these paints are all subtly different. Swatching is important here because the light will affect the result.
When painting on a ceiling (be it an exterior or interior room), the color is going to look MORE intense than it does on a wall. So pick your color, then have it mixed at 50%; for an interior, I might even cut it back to 25%. This will give you the color you’re looking for without being too heavy and intense. A little bit of blue paint goes a long way.
Where better to add some Sky Blue than inside your house? Open it up and bring the outdoors in! It’s soothing and serene without being boring. It mixes well with warmer touches like wood and brass and can work as a neutral on more permanent surfaces like tile or cabinetry. It’s timeless.
This is where this color really shines. It’s timeless and seasonless. You can make this work for winter, for summer, for any time. And it so versatile, blending so wonderfully with other colors, be it neutral or bold. It’s such an elegant way to add color without it being too over the top.
And there you go! Lots of great ideas to get more sky blue into your life!
If you ever need help with a custom option, or just feel too overwelmed with all the choice, let me know! I’m here to help whenever you’re ready.
One of my favorite colors, inspired by nature. Ways to add Sky Blue in your life.