Sherwin Williams’ Krypton (SW6427) is a cool blue gray paint. It has strong gray undertones. If you like a coastal feel to a room without overdoing it, this shade of pale blue adds a touch of nautical vibes without being too harsh.
Sherwin Williams Krypton: The Perfect Shade With Gray Undertones
Originally we built our home with an all white kitchen. When we were having work done later on, I had a last minute thought that we could paint the island to bring in some color! I still loved the white (and I still do), but I wanted the room to feel a little more alive. I had to give my painter the name of what I wanted the very next day. I spent my entire morning in Sherwin Williams, agonizing over all the best blue gray in their deck.
Our Kitchen, Before, with all the white color:
One tip I have learned when selecting blues: the more sophisticated blues you want to paint your home with actually look mostly gray on the deck. Unless you are looking for a true baby blue, or something bright, look for paint chips that looks mostly gray. Once on your walls it will read blue, but without screaming BLUE in your face. It is not just a blue, it has a pale gray color to it.
See what I mean? Sherwin Williams Krypton is actually very blue, although it looks like a medium gray in the deck. North Star (right above Krypton) looks gray here, but reads a little purplish blue in on walls.
Sherwin Williams Krypton On Our Kitchen Island
These were some inspiration pictures I kept coming back to.
Here is how ours turned out:
Get The Look:
Krypton looks great with warm wood tones and warm lights. The gray in our stools look fresh against Krypton, so if you have gray in a room already it will flow nicely. Our shiplap and trim in our kitchen is Sherwin Williams Extra White. This is a true crisp white that looks great paired with Krypton.
Sherwin Williams Krypton On Our Pantry Door
After living with our blue island for a few months I wanted to paint the pantry door too. You know how one thing leads to another… This was my inspiration that convinced me it needed to be done:
I don’t know what paint they used, but they have more cool light in their kitchen. I like how the blue door made the space pop. I was nervous to paint our pantry door myself (we hired out the island paint job), but a door is really no big deal if you must repaint it. It ended up taking me one afternoon- a little extra time because I used oil based paint.
After painting our pantry door with Sherwin Williams Krypton:
Get The Look:
We love what the color did to our kitchen! And because the paint is oil based, its easy to wipe off smudges.
I hope this helped you if you are curious about what Sherwin Williams Krypton looks like in real life in real photos. And remember… the little $5 paint samples are your friends!
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