Sherwin Williams Krypton (SW6427) is a cool blue gray paint. It is one of those particular blue paints with strong gray undertones. If you like a coastal feel to a room without overdoing it, this shade of soft blue adds a touch of nautical vibes without being too in your face!
Krypton is a great paint color because is plays well with others. The undertones the blue pulls make it pair well with brass, matte black, and silvers too. This makes it easy to use on cabinetry with various finishes, or near door hardware.
Sherwin Williams Krypton
Originally we built our home with an all white kitchen. When we were having work done later on, I had a last minute idea to paint the island to bring in some color! I loved the white (and I still do), but I wanted the room to feel a little more alive. Our painter needed the name of what I wanted the very next day, because I announced this decision at the 9th hour.
I spent the morning in Sherwin Williams, agonizing over all the best blue gray in their deck. I’ve got some tips for picking out the perfect blue gray paint at the bottom of this post!
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Sherwin Williams Krypton Is The Perfect Blue With Gray Undertones
Our Kitchen, Before, with all the white kitchen island:
As you can see on the card, Sherwin Williams Krypton is actually a very blue paint, 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. Beware of the deck! It will trick you.
Sherwin Williams Krypton On Our Kitchen Island
These were some inspiration pictures I kept coming back to. None of them are painted Sherwin Williams Krypton, but I liked the shade of these blue gray paints.
How cute are those director’s chair barstools? You can find them here:
I went for it. We had it painted SW Krypton, in a semi-gloss finish. When you paint cabinets, you want to use gloss, semi-gloss, or satin for the hardest finish that is also washable. Our guys were using an oil paint sprayer.
Here is how ours turned out:
Get The Look:
Krypton paint looks great with warm wood tones and and the white! 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 too!
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 color they used here, but I like how the blue door made the space pop.
Although 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 and then brief touch ups a few days later. This took a little extra time because I used oil based paint.
It was a risk, because there was nothing really wrong with the before. I just was itching to get my hands on the paint brush, and I loved all the photos I had seen of pantry doors matching a kitchen island. Here is the “After” of 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, it’s easy to wipe off smudges. Krypton is such a easy, calming shade of blue paint- it is perfect for a lot of areas in your home.
Tips For Choosing The Perfect Blue-Gray Paint:
- When selecting blue paints, the more sophisticated blues you want to paint your home with actually look mostly gray on the deck. Unless you are intentionally 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.
- Always take a paint chip or something that you already love the color of that will be the room as well. For me, I took a sample of our backsplash to make sure it would look good together. If this was our living room, I might have taken a sofa pillow cover. It helps to put the two side by side. If I using Krypton on the drywall, I would have taken a sample of Sherwin Williams Extra White (the color of our trim).
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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