Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball
The perfect dark blue and moody paint color
Move over Hale Navy, there is a new kid in town.
Hale Navy might be trending as one of the more popular navy paint colors but if you want a dark blue paint color that isn’t as saturated as Hale Navy, Hague Blue is your new friend.
I was giving my office a little makeover and knew I wanted to go dark and moody, but I also knew I did not want a true navy.
I wanted something with some depth to it but also something that was warm and inviting.
I kept seeing pictures of rooms painted Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball and I knew almost instantly that is what I wanted for my office.
Hague Blue is a rich deep dark inky blue that is softer in daylight and moodier at night.
It’s depth of color is rich and transformed my office into a warm and inviting space that I was hoping for.
Where To Get Samples of Hague Blue
I cannot stress how important it is to get samples of your paint choices and sample those colors on your walls for a few days. Lighting will play a huge role on what undertones will come out to play.
I get all of my samples from Samplize. They are large samples that you can stick right on your wall. They are removable so you can move them around your house too, which is helpful if you are painting your whole house the same color. The same color can look completely different in your living room and in your dining room.
Always test your paint in each room.
What Are The Undertones of Hague Blue
Hague Blue is a rich blue color with hints of green undertones.
Which leads us to the next question.
Does Hague Blue Look Green
While Hague Blue might have green undertones, it rarely looks green. In rooms with limited natural light, Hague Blue looks deeper and more saturated, In rooms with amble natural light, Hague Blue might show some of it’s green undertones but just barely.
What Paint Colors Compliment Hague Blue
Hague Blue is a warm deep blue which looks beautiful with other warm paint colors like cream and beige to create a warm and inviting room.
Best Whites To Pair With Hague Blue.
Warm whites look beautiful with Hague Blue….but also crisp whites look so pretty with Hague Blue. You really cannot go wrong with a white paint color that goes well with Hague Blue.
Can You Color Match Hague Blue
Well, I did. I color match 99.99% of my paint colors at Home Depot with Behr paint.
Normally, Home Depot has most of the popular paint colors saved in their system but I like to play it safe and bring a sample with me.
I always get my samples from Samplize so I usually bring my color sample from Samplize to Home Depot just in case they do not already have the paint color in their system.
Hague Blue vs Hale Navy
Hale Navy is one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paint colors. I would describe Hale Navy as a true navy paint with no green undertones.
Hague Blue has green undertones making it less navy and a tad bit greener.
Need some painting tips?
DIY Painting Supplies
I listed out some of my favorite items I use when painting…
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Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck: Just in case you want to be even more overwhelmed you can order all of the Benjamin Moore classic paint colors
Same goes for Sherwin Williams Paint Deck
Painter’s tape: I hate taping and I really try to avoid it but when I can’t I make sure I use a good tape
Drop Cloths: Yes, you need them and you need many. I have used trash bags and old shower liners before too.
Paint Cup: This paint cup is brilliant and has a magnetic strip so your paint brush stays safe from falling in your paint.
Multi Position Paint Brush tool: The best tool you will ever use if you have tall ceilings or just in general. I used something similar to this to paint my 15 foot ceilings in my family room and it was a life saver.
Paint Edger: This might get a bad rap but if you do it right, it has been a nice helper for me. Especially when trimming around windows and along baseboards.
Touch up cup: Nothing is worse than having to pull out the whole can of paint for a little touch up.
How to choose the right paint color
Start with inspiration:
I talked a little bit about this in this post but I’ll touch on it again. Picking your paint color for your walls should be one of the later things you do when designing a room. Find a large focal piece (rug, art, window treatments) and look for colors in those pieces that catch your attention. Get on Pinterest and look at magazines. Get some ideas of what you like. It is your house.
Decide on the mood of the room:
Do you want your room to be light and bright or dark and moody? If you home doesn’t get a whole lot of natural light, stark white walls might look dingy. I would consider a paint with some color to it.
Grab your swatches and bring home samples
Bring home some swatches and ideally some sample paints if you feel extra ambitious. Use large foam boards from the dollar store and paint sample boards. Test them in every room. Remember each room gets different natural light. See how they look in the morning and at night.
Consider everything in your home…your trim, your floors etc. My floors are Brazilian cherry (aka very red) and I knew I wanted a color just a tad cooler to play off the warm red tones of the floor.
Is your trim bright white, or creamy white? Very cool gray colors might not play well with very warm white trim.
Get what I am saying?
If you want to see the undertone of color, look at the darkest color on the paint color strip. If you love a paint color but fear it can be too dark, ask them to cut it with 25% or 50% white.
Keep a list of your home paint colors
It’s always a good idea to keep a list or spreadsheet of the paint colors you have used in your home. I can’t tell you know much it has helped me.
Good luck and happy painting!
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