Top 10 Aqua Paint Colors for Your Home
Aqua paint colors can be tough to sort through to find the perfect blend of blue and green for your space, so I’m sharing my 10 favorite aqua paint colors that will make any room feel soothing and serene!
You don’t have to spend much time around here to figure out that I am just a tad bit aqua-obsessed. There’s just something about the blue – green hue that gets me every time, and I end up choosing it over and over and over!
So when I figured out that I had never ever done a blog post with my most favorite aqua paint colors? I knew I needed to fix that problem fast!
Ready to see my favorites?
Best Aqua Paint Colors for Your Home
From left: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt | Sherwin Williams Rainwashed- Top, Behr Marquee Silver City- Bottom | Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments | Sherwin Williams Window Pane | Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray | Behr Frozen Pond
Note: In this post (and on my blog in general), when I use the term “aqua,” I am referring to a shade that is somewhat blueish and/or greenish in nature– anything from mint to turquoise to teal to robin’s egg blue to tiffany blue and more– I love them all!
1. Sherwin Williams Rainwashed SW 6211
Sherwin Williams Rainwashed is probably my favorite aqua paint color of them all (and that’s saying something)! It is more on the green side than blue and adds the perfect pop of color to any room.
I have used Rainwashed all over our house, and I get asked about it so much on Instagram that when I type in “Sher” on my phone, my autocorrect suggests the phrase “Sherwin Williams Rainwashed”!
The first space I ever used it in was in my home office nook…
Rainwashed has a coastal feel to it, and it looks great with sandy tan tones or lots of white, which makes it pop beautifully!
Since I loved it so much in my office nook, I used Rainwashed in our dining room as well, and it’s like a cheery “hello” every time I walk into the room!
2. Sherwin Williams Sea Salt SW 6204
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt is the newest aqua paint color I’ve tried in our home. I recently painted our master bedroom in this hue, and I’ve found that Sea Salt is a bit of a chameleon!
In most light in my bedroom, Sea Salt reads like a soft mint color with a bit of a gray undertone, but sometimes, particularly when there is a lot of artificial light in the space, it looks almost entirely gray.
My friend Sarah at Life on Virginia Street has Sea Salt in her bedroom as well, and she has said that next to almond trim, it almost plays as a baby blue to her!
I would definitely try Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in your space before you buy gallons and gallons of it, but I am loving the calm and soothing feel of it in our master!
I plan to pair Sea Salt with some light grays, lots of white, and gold accents in our room.
3. Behr Clear Pond PPU13-15
If you are looking for an aqua paint color that is closer to blue than green, Behr Clear Pond is a gorgeous option! I’ve never used Clear Pond for an entire room, but I’ve loved it as an accent color in several spaces.
I first used Clear Pond on the vanity cabinet in our townhouse half bathroom, and it was the perfect pop of color in a small, otherwise neutral, space.
I loved it so much at the townhouse that when I went to makeover an old door to use as a decor item in the living room of our current house, I reached for Behr Clear Pond again, this time having it mixed at half strength. (If you’re not familiar with mixing paint at partial strength, this post from KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms gives a great explanation.)
You will also see Clear Pond on small signs and other accents around our house from time to time.
4. Behr Marquee Aquifer MQ6-08
Behr Marquee Aquifer would definitely qualify as a bold aqua paint color! With its perfect blend of blue and green, it makes me think of a mermaid every time I look at it!
I used Aquifer on a desk in our entryway command center in our townhouse, and I loved the bright and cheery statement it made right when anyone walked in our front door.
This little spot even made it into HGTV magazine because of its bold Aquifer paint color!
Again, I’ve never used this hue in a full room, but if I had had a little girl, I can see it looking cute as a base color with a shimmery gold scalloped pattern overlay in a mermaid-themed space!
5. Behr Swan Sea 500F-4
Behr Swan Sea is a sweet and serene aqua paint color, and it was one of the first aquas I ever chose for a home project!
I used Swan Sea a few different times in our townhouse, but my favorite project was using it to transform an old wooden chair that I had gotten for free because my parents were going to throw it away.
It was the perfect addition to my home office, where I paired the more blue -ish Swan Sea with purple and green.
6. Behr Marina Isle 480E-3
Behr Marina Isle is a slightly less saturated aqua paint color than Swan Sea, and I’ve used it on some smaller accent pieces as well.
One Christmas I created non-traditional door decor using a board painted in Marina Isle + a vinyl wreath cutout from my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.
Yes, I will use aqua for any season!
My final four favorite aqua paint colors aren’t ones that I’ve used in my home, but they were all strong contenders when I was choosing the color for our master bedroom recently, so I wanted to be sure to mention them!
7. Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments 1563
Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments is an aqua paint color that definitely leans more toward the green side of things with a good bit of gray undertone to it.
When I was testing all of my samples together on the wall, Quiet Moments looked like a slightly darker version of Sherwin Williams Sea Salt to me. It is a gorgeous color– I just always tend to err on the lighter side of things, hence why Sea Salt ended up being the ultimate winner for our space.
I love how Amy from The Idea Room used Quiet Moments in her kitchen and dining room.
8. Sherwin Williams Window Pane SW 6210
Sherwin Willams Window Pane is a light, watery blue aqua paint color– at least, it looked watery blue to me when I was testing out the samples on my wall!
This color actually surprised me. Window Pane looked more greenish on Sherwin Williams’ site and on some of the other swatches that I had seen online, but it did not appear that way to me once I tested it out.
Granted, I did not paint an entire room with it, so maybe if I had it would have begun to look more green, but at least next to all of the other aqua colors I was testing, Window Pane was definitely more on the blue side.
You can see Window Pane in action in this post from Studio McGee.
9. Behr Frozen Pond PPU12-9
If you’re looking for a darker aqua paint color than most of the ones I’ve mentioned thus far, Behr Frozen Pond may be your big winner!
Frozen Pond was definitely the darkest of the colors I tested out, and while I’m more of a “light and bright” type of girl, if you were going for a more saturated, dramatic look, this hue could be absolutely stunning.
You can see Frozen Pond in Jen’s master bedroom at I Heart Organizing.
10. Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray SW 6205
As its name suggests, Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray is an aqua paint color with a clearly gray undertone!
I decided to try out Comfort Gray after seeing it in Kim’s beautiful kitchen over at Sand and Sisal, and though it ended up being a touch dark for my space, I love it as a soothing and cheery coastal paint color!
So those are my top 10 aqua paint colors for the home! They’re so beautiful that I think I need to come up with a way to incorporate each and every one of them into our house… 😉
With so many gorgeous aqua paint colors out there, I know this can’t be an exhaustive list, so if you have a favorite you’d like to add, please leave it in the comments below so we can all check it out!
And if you could use even more paint ideas, these posts can help:
My 5 Favorite Gray Paint Colors
Our Townhouse Paint Color Home Tour
How to Organize Paint Supplies
Have a wonderful day!
This was so helpful, Abby. I’m adding a bit of aqua to the front of my beige/tan house, but boy am I scared! It can go so wrong. You did all the work for me, and I can make better decisions because of your information. I prefer the aqua that leans more to blue than green. I love the softer hints of color. You’re the sweetest!
Yay! So glad it was helpful for you, Patrice! I’m sure your home will look beautiful! Hope you’re having a great week! <3
I love the sea salt color! We used a teal..more on the bluish side…in my daughters room. We accented with white and pink. It’s a peaceful and versatile color.
Ooo, that sounds beautiful! It really is the most peaceful color! 🙂
I love all of your aqua colors and how you’ve used each one. I really like Clear Pond on your accent door – very pretty and chic looking! I do not particularly like Frozen Pond on the bedroom wall of the other blogger – looks too much like the dreary days we’ve had most of the winter in Middle Tennessee…little too much of the dreary gray undertones from what I can tell.
Thank you so much, Karen! Hope you’re having a great week!
I love this color but choosing the right aqua can be so hard! When I was younger, I wanted to paint my bedroom ceiling an aqua color, but once it got painted up there, it was way too much and overtook the room. I apparently haven’t learned much – I have an aqua color in my logo that I liked initially, but all alone it looks too bright.
Thanks for the tips!
I’m glad it was helpful for you, Kayli! Hope you’re having a great week!
I’m going to go for the Rainwashed for my laundry
Room. Can you recommend a beautiful white to go
with it? Thank you
Hi, Jana! My go-to white that I use all over my house is Behr Marquee Cameo White. I hope this helps! Have a great day!
We used a teal..more on the bluish side…in my daughters room. We accented with white and pink. It’s a peaceful and versatile color.
Ooo, sounds beautiful! One of my favorite combos! <3
What is the other color of paint outside your office nook? It looks very nice with rainwashed.
Thank you so much! The gray paint is Behr Marquee Silver City. I use it all over our house and LOVE it! It is my favorite gray paint!
I used sea salt in our bathroom with no natural light but bright artificial lights and leans more green to me. Really love this color.
I love it too! So beautiful!
Have a great week!