Posts Tagged ‘Slate’


Slate and Saint Bleu

July 8, 2019

“Slate” has been a popular color ever since employee Jamie Maxwell suggested it to me back in 2005. At the time, she pointed out that my color palette was missing a darker gray-blue. The formula for “Slate” is in the midtone base, not a deep base, so I don’t really consider it that dark of a color. It’s been used successfully in pretty much every type of space, as you’ll see from the photos below.

A newly painted room using “Slate” on the walls with “White Opal” trim and ceiling
I often suggest a blue like “Slate” to go with blonde woodtones like these floors. Think “Sea & Sand”.
This is the reception area for the Yoga Belly Studio in Mountain View, CA. As you can see, “Slateworks equally as well with dark woodtones.
“Slate” walls cozy up this family room with white bookcases and upholstery.

I mention “Saint Bleu” in this post’s title because it’s very similar to the color “Slate”. I could have used it on the walls of the Winter Parlor in the St. Francisville Inn since it was a perfect match for the wallpaper that designer Brandon Branch was using on the back wall of the built-in cabinets. However, I wanted to create a more chameleon-like color, so I added magenta to the formula. “Saint Bleu”, although a custom color, can be yours!

A closeup of “Saint Bleu and the wallpaper used to create it
Designer Brandon Branch’s beautiful parlor just off of The Saint Bar at the St. Francisville Inn in St. Francisville. Trim is “Barry’s White” and ceiling is “Silvery Blue”.

If you’d like to see hand-painted samples of these colors or any other of my Full Spectrum Paint colors, visit my Online Store where you can order free cuttings, larger hand-painted samples and sample jars. When it comes time to order paint by the gallon, you also order online and pick it up at your local PPG Paints store. No waiting around in the store for the paint to be mixed. It will already be ready for you so that there’s no wait!