17/10/2019 by Fresh Look Colour Consulting 0 Comments
Paint Colour Countdown - November's Feature Colour
As I mentioned in my previous (and first blog in a very long time) there are so many paint colours that I have loved working with over the years, so I decided to start sharing those colours with you. Every month I will share a different paint colour and how that colour can be used in your home. I will also provide colour options that work well with my feature paint colour. As I generally work with a Sherwin Williams colour palette those are the colours I will be sharing with you.
The paint colour I wanted to share with you this month was a no brainer for me ;). It’s the colour Sherwin Williams announced as their 2020 Colour of the Year and a favourite of mine that I have used in several spaces. The paint colour I wanted to talk to you about this month is none other than NAVAL SW 6244.
Naval is a beautiful navy blue – it’s LRV (light reflective value) is 4 so as you can imagine it’s quite a dark colour. I’ve used it in several spaces and while it has a low LRV it definitely reads as a navy blue and not a black. It has a green undertone which makes it a great partner with any of the greiges. Don’t worry though, it does not read as a green – it’s straight up navy!
Naval is a paint colour that you could use in so many different ways. I’ve used it as an accent or feature colour but it would definitely work beautifully as a door colour (in fact we are in the process of painting all our interior doors with this lushish colour). I will add a picture to my blog when we are done! It would also be a great choice for an island colour or even an all over colour for a powder room. Can you say DRAMATIC!
Be prepared though because it is such a dark colour, depending on the paint you use, you may need 3 coats or to make things easier you could prime with a tinted primer and then probably only 1-2 coats of paint would be required.
As I mentioned earlier because of its green undertone it partners with greiges but would also pair nicely with gray or even beige. In my humble opinion ;) navy blue works beautifully with so many colours. It’s one of those timeless colours that will never read as dated. My personal favourite colours to pair navy blue with are dark green, coral, and yellow. Imagine a dark blue house with a yellow front door.
Unfortunately the platform my website provider uses does not allow me to add pictures to my blog (hopefully that will be changing soon) but if you go to the end of my blog I’ve included inspirational pictures there.
One thing I wanted to mention that I don’t think I did in my previous blog is when adding a pop of colour to your home just ensure you bring that colour into your space in at least one other application. It can be with paint or it can also be with accents such as pillows, throws etc. If not it will seem kind of random that the colour exists in that space. I just wanted to mention this as I’ve seen a beautiful navy blue on an island but then that colour doesn’t exist anywhere else in the space and it needs a friend!
Have you or would you use the paint colour Naval in your home?
Have a colourful day!