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Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue

Palladian Blue HC-144 by Benjamin Moore

This is such a pretty colour, isn’t it?

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In this colour review video of Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore, I share:

  • The undertone of my featured colour
  • Colour comparisons in order to easily see the different colour tones
  • Best white paint colours for the trim and ceilings
  • Beautiful colour combinations to inspire you for your decorating project

After you watch the video, if you would like all this information conveniently laid out for you in one place and have even more paint colour combinations to use with Palladian Blue, take a look at my new Essential Colour Guide. A must have for any colour enthusiast or design professional.

While I love this colour, I’ve not actually used it yet. Where I would love to specify Palladian Blue for a project would be in a washroom, laundry room or a bedroom. This tone is so fresh and serene, you could use it in any room of your home.

Palladian Blue Colour Review Video

Undertones: Blue/Green

This blue-green paint colour may appear more one colour than the other, depending on the lighting and what other decorative elements you pair with it in your interior decorating project.

As you can see below, it’s when we start to look at comparisons to other colours, that it becomes very eye opening.

Colour Comparisons

Soft Fern 2144-40 & Gossamer Blue 2123-40

Palladian Blue Soft Fern and Gossamer Blue

It’s only when we compare colours that we can truly understand the tones and whether they lean more one way or another on the colour spectrum.

When I do Colour Consultations in a client’s home, I am always comparing colours so they too can easily see the differences.

When I hold my large paint boards up to a decorative element such as fabrics, wallpaper or subway tile and then swap out one board with another board, it becomes much more clear as to which colour will work best.

Best Whites To Pair With Palladian Blue

White Dove OC-17 by Benjamin Moore

Palladian Blue and White Dove

You may recall that White Dove is one of my all time favourite Benjamin Moore paint colours. It was one of the first Colour Reviews I did – read all about it and watch the video here.

If you are interested to learn more about the most popualr white paint colour check out the White Dove Essential Colour Guide.

As one of my go to colours I have used White Dove in various design projects. Here it is in a stunning dining room design project.

Oxford White CC-30 by Benjamin Moore

Palladian Blue and Oxford White

Oxford White is not as creamy as White Dove. It’s a little on the cooler side, but not as cool as the next white we recommend, White Diamond. We used Oxford White in our Burlington client’s kitchen here for their cabinetry colour. Because it’s a cooler white it worked wonderfully with the gorgeous carrara marble herringbone backsplash.

White Diamond OC-61 by Benjamin Moore

Palladian Blue And White Diamond

White Diamond is the coolest of these three whites. I used this Benjamin Moore white paint colour for the ceiling and trim in my living room because we painted the walls Flint by BM which is a dark blue-gray. Therefore, the White Diamond being a blue-white worked spectacularly well with the contrasting colour tone.

I tend to have around 10 white paint colours that are my best whites for trim and ceilings. You don’t need to see all of the thousands of whites available to you to get the right one. You also do not need to mix two different whites or use only a certain percentage of a paint colour to get the one best for you.

I can assure that the best colour for your project already exists, you just need to know the 5 Steps on how to choose the right paint colour the first time.

Fabulous Colour Combinations

Palladian Blue with Horizon, Tweed Coat & Flint

Horizon OC-53 by Benjamin Moore

Palladian Blue and  Horizon

Tweed Coat CSP-85 by Benjamin Moore

Palladian Blue and Tweed Coat

Flint AF-560 by Benjamin Moore

Palladian Blue and Flint

Flint is a gorgeous dark blue gray paint colour that I mentioned above using in my living room. We loved it so much that we used it a second time in my son’s bedroom. You can see both projects and more of my home here.

Convenience At Your Fingertips

All of the colour combinations shown above plus more options for you to choose from are included in my Essential Colour Guide of Palladian Blue.

Palladian Blue is now part of my Benjamin Moore Grays and Blue-Green Collection showcasing all 10 of my Benjamin Moore grays and blue-green essential colour guides.

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My Essential Colour Guide library is expanding and I now have over 30 paint colours to select from! Click here to see all of them.

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If you want to get all my Benjamin Moore colour guides in one place, look no further than my Benjamin Moore Ultimate Collection.  All 20 of my Benjamin Moore guides in one handy collection.

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Remember, it only takes one mistake to take your home decorating project from divine to disaster. Don’t let the paint be what stresses you out!

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(11) Comments
  • Rachel
    | 16 May 2020

    Yes! I looove Palladian blue, I’ve used it several places. One client painted her living room in her condo this color, another in a different state did her master bath. It’s such a great color! I love the colors you paired it with! Beautiful.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 16 May 2020

      Rachel thanks for sharing this! I love the idea of this colour in a bathroom or laundry room, but really it would look lovely in any room with the right decor. Cheers for reading!

  • Lois
    | 16 May 2020

    I love Palladium Blue and SW Sea Salt. The carpet at my previous house was a version of that blue/green combo. It’s such a calming colour.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 16 May 2020

      Hi Lois! It is so pretty, isn’t it?! Maybe a colour to consider for your bedroom or at least as an accent in decorative accessories… Have a great long weekend and hope to see you soon!

  • Lora
    | 17 May 2020

    I’ve recently seen where someone used Palladian blue as the ceiling color of their front porch, like an homage to the Haint blue of the south. I adore how it looks!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 18 May 2020

      Lora I have only just heard of this expression ‘Haint Blue’ used in regards to the South since posting this blog. So interesting you should mention it! I have seen photos as well with the ceiling painted Palladian Blue, so pretty! Thanks for reading and sharing this with us!

  • Linda Feijo
    | 22 May 2020

    Hi Clair, would palladian blue work well with wythe blue in an adjoining room?

    • Claire Jefford
      | 24 May 2020

      Hi Linda. Those colours are very similar, Wythe Blue would work in an adjoining room if we are strictly looking at colour combinations. I don’t know what else you have in the space, so just make sure that other accents and furnishings are complementary.

  • Sharon VanDeVen
    | 2 June 2021

    Hi Clair I am thinking of doing one wall in my bedroom Palladian blue and the other 3 in a soft beige/gray what do you recommend

    • Claire Jefford
      | 16 July 2021

      Hi Sharon. I mentioned Horizon on the blog as a colour that would coordinate nicely with Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. There are also a few other neutrals that I list in my Essential colour guide for this colour. You can get that here if you are interested

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