Color of the Month: Peek a Blue

by Quinn Larson

April is a month of showers and sunshine -sometimes even both at once. The weather begins to warm up as the sky turns from its dreary, wintry grays into a soft, subtle blue, which makes Peek a Blue T17-04 the perfect Behr Color of the Month.

On living room walls, Peek a Blue adds a warm, inviting vibe that’s ideal for a retro-inspired space. Pair Peek a Blue with white door and window trim to enhance the subtle nuances of this peaceful shade. Add a few natural accents such as a potted plant or a lamp topped with a timeless burlap lampshade. Enhance the space even more with hints of golden yellow, blue or light gray. Finish things off with a touch of texture, such as a white faux-fur or a gold corduroy throw pillow.

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Peek a Blue on the kitchen walls makes the room feel spacious, airy and inviting at the same time. This humble hue works really well with cabinets in white or light wood tones such as oak. It’s also right at home with brushed stainless cabinet hardware and dark granite countertops.

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Peek a Blue also works well as an accent color. In a living room or seating area decked out in muted neutral tones, Peek a Blue throw pillows add just enough color. Pair them with a couple of mismatched, patterned throw pillows in neutrals and blue tones to add some zip to a room full of solid colors. A pale blue hydrangea bouquet makes the perfect matching centerpiece for the coffee table.

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Trim and ceiling: White Veil OR-W14

Give a dining room a fresh new outlook by coating the walls in Peek a Blue. Like a pale blue sky, this color serves as an excellent backdrop to highlight the beauty emanating from other colors in the room. A gold chandelier really stands out in the space, coupled with golden table accents and fabrics. Peek a Blue is also the perfect pairing for a painted floor inspired by blue, green and white mid-century linoleum tile. Retro never looked so modern and fresh.

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Peek a Blue works wonders on bathroom walls, whether the room’s style is spa-inspired or more of a beach house chic. Outfit the room with white or light wood hues such as driftwood to keep the space feeling fresh, peaceful and light. Peek a Blue also goes well with dark oil-rubbed bronze or black fixtures. In addition, it can be a pleasing color for guest-bath furnishings such as a bookcase used to store spare towels and toiletries.

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Walls: Shoelace OR-W13, Trim: Sleek White OR-W15

To see this color is your own space click here.

For more ideas and inspiration visit the Behr Color Studio at behr.com.

Colorfully yours,

-Quinn

16 responses to “Color of the Month: Peek a Blue”

  1. Sherry Jennings says:

    How would this work in a bathroom, trying to get a “spa like” feeling!

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hi Sherry,
      Peek a Blue will definitely give you that spa like relaxing feel you are searching for. 🙂

      Colorfully Yours,
      Erika

  2. trina hennessey says:

    I was wondering what would be a good color for a small bathroom that has no windows and no natural lighting. It is yellow right now and needs to be changed…

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello there Trina, We will recommend the following hues for your bathroom.
      Mortar N380-1, Silence N410-1, Brook Green N410-2, Juniper Breeze N420-1, or Seagull Gray N360-1.
      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

  3. Lindsey Oberley says:

    I am looking for a color that will look good as a little boys bedroom which has dark, brown stained wood trim.

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello Lindsey,
      Thank you for your interest in BEHR Paint!
      Peek a Blue would be a perfect choice as well as Classic Silver PPU18-11, Urban Nature N380-3, Urban Raincoat N440-2, Fresh Tone S430-2 or French Silver PPU18-05.

      Colorfully Yours,

      Deanna

  4. April says:

    I’m looking for a Tiffany blue? Any suggestions?

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello April,
      Thank you for your interest in BEHR Paint!
      The closest match we have to a Tiffany Blue is Mermaid Treasure 500B-5.
      Also we offer 8oz samples for purchase so you can test this marvelous shade on your walls prior to making a big purchase.

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

  5. Ken says:

    I’m looking for color(s) for my living room area. I plan to have a white or some off white color for the trim and ceiling. I want to also paint 1 of the 4 walls using an orange or blue as an accent wall, (my TV is mounted to this wall). Any ideas?

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello Ken,
      Thank you for your interest in BEHR Paint!
      We will recommend Polar Bear 75, or Swiss Coffee 12 for your trim/ceiling.
      Also here are some recommendations for an accent wall color and a color for the remaining walls.
      Moroccan Sky PPU3-01/Cotton Knit PPU7-11
      Marmalade Glaze PPU3-02/Roman Plaster PPU7-10
      Bering Wave S490-6/Evening White N460-1
      Living Stream M490-6/Planetary Silver N460-2
      Also we offer 8oz samples for purchase so you can test these marvelous shades on your walls prior to making a big purchase.

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

  6. Casey says:

    Best light gray blue, that don’t have a purple tint ?

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello Casey,

      We will recommend Evaporation N450-1.

      Due to differences in monitors and technical factors, the colors here cannot be represented with
      their true qualities. These color samples should only be considered a guide. Please refer to actual swatches for true color. We strongly recommend beginning with an 8 oz. sample container of the color you choose and apply it to a small area on your wall to ensure your satisfaction with the color choice. It is always a good idea to see how the light and ambient conditions affect the color at different points in the day.

      Colorfully Yours,

  7. Tesha says:

    Hello I’m looking for the perfect color for my great room my furniture is rich tones of gold and black and like a Carmel.what colors wood you suggest to put on the walls?

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello Tesha,
      Thank you for visiting our blog!

      We will recommend the following color tones for your walls – Cotton Knit PPU7-11, Roman Plaster PPU7-10, Moth Gray N200-1, Sandstorm N310-3 or Ashen Tan N220-2.

      Due to differences in monitors and technical factors, the colors here cannot be represented with
      their true qualities. These color samples should only be considered a guide. Please refer to actual swatches for true color. We strongly recommend beginning with an 8 oz. sample container of the color you choose and apply it to a small area on your wall to ensure your satisfaction with the color choice. It is always a good idea to see how the light and ambient conditions affect the color at different points in the day.

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

  8. Suzanne says:

    I live in a windowed room that recieves minimal lighting. Is this blue is soft enough to lighten it a bit?

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hi Suzanne,
      Thank you for visiting our blog!

      Peek a Blue will be a perfect color for your bedroom and will add lightness as well as a relaxed feeling.

      Due to differences in monitors and technical factors, the colors here cannot be represented with
      their true qualities. These color samples should only be considered a guide. Please refer to actual swatches for true color. We strongly recommend beginning with an 8 oz. sample container of the color you choose and apply it to a small area on your wall to ensure your satisfaction with the color choice. It is always a good idea to see how the light and ambient conditions affect the color at different points in the day.

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

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