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My Favorite Navy Paint Colors

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

Benjamin Moore has over 3,500 paint colors to choose from. Sherwin Williams has over 1,700. It's no wonder that choosing paint colors is the part of design people struggle with the most. I'm continuing my blog series about my favorite paint colors to help you eliminate the guesswork. Some people say that navy is a neutral; it does go with so many color palettes afterall! Check out my favorite navy paint colors.

sherwin williams Naval front door

Sherwin Williams Naval

This deep blue, with its cool gray- green untertone brings a meditative serenity to your space. Perfect for your study or office.

This paint color is a true blue, true navy color. It's my go to for navy and it doesn't get too bright like other navies. It's deep and dark, with black undertones; that's why I like it so much!

This picture is from my friend, Rachelle's property. She's a real estate agent, go check her out!

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

A use-anywhere shade of navy with a classic maritime feel. There is a charcoal-gray undertone, lending it to be more muted.

Benjamin Moore Gentlemans Gray bath design

Benjamin Moore Gentlemans Gray

A blackened teal blue beloved for its balance of richness and restraint.

I used this in a powder bath design with a vintage feel. The home was built in 1875, so this space was a nod to older, classic styles. The art print you see here was of the Roebling Bridge in the exact year the home was built. Such a cool find!

sherwin williams in the navy

Sherwin Williams In the Navy

Classic navy paint color.

This is a more traditional navy color. It's a little brighter than say, Naval.

ombre painted stairs

Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh

Set a course for adventurous color with this dark, daring blue. Cool and deeply saturated.

Want a really dark, saturated navy? Anchors Aweigh is perfect! This is an ombre stair color design I did for a client. She loves color and wanted something fun for her stairs. It was so much fun picking out paint colors for this project. The bottom two stair risers are Anchors Aweigh. It grounds the space perfectly. Stairs painted by Tabor + Company who always do an amazing job.

Looking for a spot to paint navy? Start here: office, front/exterior doors, kitchen cabinets, accents like stairs, bath areas, and bedrooms.

Of course, there's so much more that goes into choosing paint colors! Get some sample paint swatches, hang them on on your wall with some painter's tape. Look at them for several days, at different times of day, in different lighting. Once you narrow down to 1-2, go buy the little sample size paint containers and paint a little bit on your wall to make sure you love it. I also like to search Pinterest to see the different applications of the paint color. You can also hire an interior decorator to help!

What's your favorite navy paint color? Have any pictures to share? Send them my way at

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