Blues are very much in demand – especially if you have a likeness for the quirky (but attractive!) ones – this is one of the best options to look for.
Behr Blueprint is an exquisite mid-toned blue that is neither too dark like navy blue nor too warm like denim.
It sits as a perfect in-between that plays fun and cheerful.
It’s stark and saturated – but at the same time, it’s neither too sharp like teals nor too subtle like icy or baby blues.
Are starting to see a trend here where this blue falls?
Well, it would be even more beautiful if you consider incorporating this paint color in your home.
However, you have to be slightly careful as to when, where, and how you’re planning to incorporate this type of blue.
You don’t want to overwhelm your space and neither should you underdo it to harness it’s effect, right?
Not to worry though…in this color review, I’ll help you figure out the best possible ways to incorporate this paint color – whether in your kitchen, bedrooms, living room, or even exteriors.
Plus, I’ve curated some color palettes to help you see what colors go best with Behr Blueprint.
Ok, let’s have a look!
Behr Blueprint S470-5 Details and Specifications
There’s a particular reason why this blue is different from the navy blues, charcoal blues, blue-greens, and lighter blues.
And the sole reason is the details and specifications.
Before you choose a paint color for your home, you must analyze the underlying theories and facts.
And that is what will help you make informed decisions.
Truly, this is one of the most important aspects that you need to consider!
After all, from a wide array of soothing and quirky blues, how to differentiate them all.
So, first and foremost, let me introduce you to the concept of Light Reflectance Values or the LRV’s that determine how light or dark the paint color is.
You can easily find that value on the Behr website.
Here, in this case, the LRV of the Behr Blueprint is 20.
And that means it falls on the medium to the darker end of the scale.
(Remember, lesser the value, darker the paint – on a scale of 1-100)
Also, just in case you wonder where to find the Behr decks – well, simply visit your nearest Home Depot store!
Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values.
Red = 96
Green = 129
Blue = 142
HEX Value = #60818e
Since we have discussed the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this blue Behr paint.
How Does This Color Feel in a Space?
If you want to add a fun-loving, quirky, and cheerful vibe to your home – you must add Behr Blueprint to achieve that look.
It will make the space pop out and create a contrasting and eye-catchy appeal.
Additionally, it will tend to add depth to your walls – which is why it can easily make your space seem smaller than it is.
Also, you can use this paint color in the smaller areas – but only a tinge to throw some creativity and focus.
This color is bound to exhibit cool vibes (but not too cool like the darker Behr Norwegian Blue), so you’re good to go).
Lastly, this paint color is deeply associated with an eclectic and maximalist vibe – thus, paint color to look forward to.
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Light has a major role to play in this paint color.
Well, it always does – since paint and natural light go hand-in-hand.
Remember, the more natural light in your room, the brighter and enhanced the room will look.
And vice versa,
You could specifically use this color in the east and west-facing rooms since the incoming warm light will neutralize with the utter cool palette.
Else, in the north-facing rooms, it will create a very cool appearance.
If for some reason, you’re restricted to using a particular paint, you can always make use of artificial lighting to create a dreamy aura.
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
I would love to create a curated color palette for you. And this is something that I absolutely love to do.
You simply can’t pair any random hue with the other. And, if you have a great command of the color wheel, it’s like a cherry on the top.
So, from crisp and creamy whites, lighter blues, taupes, to darker blues, certain tones of reds and pinks, and lighter greens – this particular blue paint will play flawlessly with all of the above-mentioned shades.
However, you must remember to be very careful when pairing them – so as to avoid making a mess!
Also, if you are planning to introduce material and metallic accents through floating shelves, chandeliers, artwork frames, and furniture frames – remember to add tinges of matte black, chrome, or brushed brass. (Brushed brass is quite a trend)
Discussing further, you have the option to choose from either a monochromatic or contrasting color palette!
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic color palette!
- S470-2 Gentle Sea
- S470-3 Peaceful Blue
- S460-7 Deep Breath
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- S490-1 Permafrost
- PPU1-10 Forbidden Red
- PR-W10 Swirling Water
For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use Behr Ultra Pure White as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.
Behr Blueprint Vs Similar Colors
Picking similar colors isn’t challenging as far as you know what exactly you want!
They won’t be exactly the same – however, will differ in the undertones or reflectivity.
So, the two closely related colors are BM AF-520 Schooner and SW 9059 Silken Peacock.
Let’s see how all of them differ.
Blueprint Vs Schooner
When observed closely, it’s quite likely that you find differences between these two dominant paint colors.
They have prominent blue that can be best paired with shades of mustard or yellow, white, taupe, brown, and pink.
With an LRV of 16.68 – this color is comparatively darker as compared to others.
And lastly, you must know that this is a blue you can never feel bored of.
Blueprint Vs Silken Peacock
Sherwin Williams Silken Peacock is a beautiful blue-green shade that adds a wonderful backdrop in the eclectic, glam, and Hollywood style designs.
If you want to add a touch of luxe, you can also consider adding metallic tints of gold or brass to add a flawless appeal.
Lastly, this paint color has an LRV of 15 – making it the darkest of them all!
Where to Use Blueprint?
Behr Blueprint is a stark and bold blue paint color that can be used in any corner of your home.
Whether it’s the focal furniture frame or kitchen cabinets, accent wall, or built-in shelves – this color can truly do wonders.
And, you can best incorporate this paint color in Coastal, Eclectic, Maximalist, and Caribbean style design.
So, let’s see where and how to infuse this color into your home.
Blueprint in Living and Dining Rooms
If you want to add a vibrant and vivid touch to your living and dining room – this paint color is something to look forward to.
However, don’t consider painting all the walls – rather, infuse a tinge only on the accent wall.
Furthermore, for a vintage or rustic touch, add ample pinewood accents on your floating shelves, furniture pieces, wall decor, and artwork.
Else, for a glam touch, you must add metallic gold accents on your chandelier and other lighting fixtures.
I would even suggest adding a few stems of pampas grass.
Using in Bedrooms
There have been a number of times that I have recommended this paint color for the bedrooms.
And especially for eclectic and glam design styles.
You can either pick rattan and wicker or golden accents to achieve the desired look in your bedroom.
Adding a couple of fur and shag rugs will also invite a warm and welcoming vibe!
Blueprint in Kitchens
The best way to use this color in your kitchen is on the cabinetry systems.
So, if you have the size and scale for it – you must coat fresh paint on the cabinets to achieve an eclectic and glam look.
However, ensure to not overdo your space – rather add a break with the help of off-white paint on either upper or lower cabinets.
Furthermore, pick golden-tinted knobs and pull handles!
Using on Exteriors
This color is restricted to only a few exterior design styles – and especially when it comes to only coastal and Caribbean.
You can pair this color with crisp whites, lighter gray, and even beiges.
For the exterior doors, windows, and shutters – you can pick bold red, yellow, pink, or mustard!
Or, you can choose gray for the walls and this stark and bold blue for the doors and windows.
In the case of columns on the patio and porch – you can use natural stone wainscotting to add an authentic detailed character to this facade!
So, how do you plan to use this color in your home?
Kitchen cabinets or focal console tables? Living room or bedrooms?
Well, trust me! You’ll never regret using this color in your home. It’s timeless and versatile!
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!