An overview of the 10 Valspar Coastal Blues available at Lowes to inspire your next paint project.
Valspar paint is available at Lowes including colors inspired by the ocean. If you want your house to have a coastal feel, here are 10 paint colors to consider for your next project. Even if these colors aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, check out the options a few shades lighter or darker.
For each of the paint options in the series the light reflective value (LVR) is included as provided by Valspar. This is a useful number to know especially if you’re painting in a room has fairly limited natural light. LVR ranges from 0 to 100. Aim for a color that has a LVR of 60 or higher to avoid making a dark room feel even darker.
10 Valspar Coastal Blues to inspire your painting projects
Blue is one important color to consider as part of your coastal decorating plan. Ocean colors can be calming or provide drama. Think about the light colors of sea foam versus a traditional nautical navy. Depending on the other colors you choose for your home, you may need to flex a few shades in order to create a cohesive color palette.
As each monitor is different as well as the light in your house, pick up either a sample or printed blue paint chip to ensure it’s the right color for your room.
This list of coastal blues is based on their order in the larger Valspar color palette so you can easily find printed swatch.
Sailboat (Valspar 4005-5B)
Think about the times you’ve been coastal and saw a sailboat go by in the water. Sailboat is part of the Valspar 4005 color series. It has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 53.
Harbor Mist (Valspar 5003-7A)
If you spend time in the north east, the morning water has a gray undertone to it. There’s mist or fog depending on which way the wind is coming from. Harbor Mist is part of the Valspar 5003 color series and has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 64.
Sea Sparkle (Valspar 5003-7B)
Or if you want something a little darker than Harbor Mist, the next color on the palette is Sea Sparkle. It is also part of the 5003 color series and has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 51.
Sea Seeker (Valspar 5004-7C)
Sea Seeker will take things a little darker and a little bolder than the previous color. Sea Seeker is part of the 5004 color series and has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 48.
Sea Breath (Valspar 5006-7A)
Sea Seeker is one of the lighter colors in this grouping as it has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 73. It is part of the 5006 color series.
Sea Air (Valspar 5006-9A)
Does the smell of ocean air make you feel calm too? Sea Air is the lightest color in this Valspar Coastal Blues collection. It is also part of the 5006 color series and has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 76.
Nautical (Valspar 5007-9C)
If you’re looking for a bolder aqua color, check out Nautical. It is part of the 5007 color series and has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 49.
Simply Seafoam (Valspar 5008-7C)
Have you stood on the sand on a particularly rough surf day? Watching the sea foam fly is a stunning slight. Simply Seaform is part of the 5008 color series and has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 56.
Tranquility (Valspar CI183)
Part of selecting your coastal color palette may be tied to creating a feeling of calm. Tranquility is from the soft collection and has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 67.
Sea Spray (Valspar C195)
And to wrap up this collection of coastal blue inspiration, Sea Spray is part of the classic collection and has a LVR (Light Reflective Value) of 54.
Are you feeling inspired by the Valspar Coastal Blues?
Beyond the 10 listed above, there is a wide range of sea-inspired colors in the Valspar palette to choose from. Depending on your approach, you may want something more muted and calm versus bold and bright.
The Valspar Coastal Blue Paint examples include:
- Sailboat (Valspar 4005-5B)
- Harbor Mist (Valspar 5003-7A)
- Sea Sparkle (Valspar 5003-7B)
- Sea Seeker (Valspar 5004-7C)
- Sea Breath (Valspar 5006-7A)
- Sea Air (Valspar 5006-9A)
- Nautical (Valspar 5007-9C)
- Simply Seafoam (Valspar 5008-7C)
- Tranquility (Valspar CI183)
- Sea Spray (Valspar C195)
What blue colors were you thinking of for your coastal design project?