March 7, 2023

Color of the Month: Van Deusen Blue

If you love color in your home as much as we do, you'll be thrilled with this month's palette of calming Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore. From cabinetry to built-ins, this calming blue-gray hue is a stunning addition to any home design.  

Whether you want a bold statement or something more subtle, there are plenty of ways to use this blue shade in your own space. Not only is it incredibly versatile, but its softness and neutrality make it perfect for blending traditional and modern styles.  

Discover our favorite ways to bring this beautiful hue into your space!

Calm and Comforting: Discover Van Deusen Blue

Part of Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection, Van Deusen Blue is dark and moody in low light, but not so dark that it could be considered navy blue.  

The possibilities to use this bluish-gray color are endless:  

  • Great for bedrooms and dining rooms
  • Stunning for a custom bathroom vanity or island in the kitchen  
  • Gorgeous as an accent wall in the family room or hallway
  • A custom piece of furniture
  • The list goes on of where you can place this timeless color...

It also pairs well with stained wood or white trim and matches beautifully with cherry, pine, oak, or other hardwood floors of almost any tone.  

Using Van Deusen Blue Throughout Your Home

This calming shade will add depth to your home, no matter where you paint it. Consider these ideas:  


Custom cabinetry is a great way to add character and style to your home. Van Deusen Blue is an excellent choice for custom cabinets that will make any space feel luxurious.  

The cool tone of this color helps create an atmosphere of serenity and sophistication that can bring out the best in any room or kitchen.

The versatility of this calming blue allows it to work with any design aesthetic. It can create an inviting atmosphere in contemporary spaces while still adding a touch of elegance with its soft hue.

Custom Built-Ins

Van Deusen blue is a great way to bring together different built-in furniture pieces and millwork features in your space. It’s muted enough that it won't overpower other colors but still provides depth and character to any room.  

For those who are looking for something extra special, consider pairing this soothing blue with other hues such as off-white or deep navy blue for an extra luxurious effect on glass front built-ins, your wet bar, or your cozy at-home library.  

Home Accents

Let’s say you are ready to take the plunge and go all out with this enticing shade of blue.  

Adorning an entire room, including the ceiling in Van Deusen Blue, will instantly give it a designer edge.

A bedroom will especially benefit from this soothing shade; it will feel like a luxurious cocoon while you drift off to sleep.  

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Discover the Power of Calming Blue Gray

A calming blue-gray color like Van Deusen Blue is a beautiful and versatile color choice, as it provides a peaceful atmosphere that can be used in any room, from the bedroom to the office. Best of all, its gray tone blends well with other colors.  

Give this timeless hue a try and you'll soon discover how it can transform your space into something serene yet vibrant!

At C & C Cabinets we LOVE color! Reach out to us for a cabinetry or millwork design consultation today! We’re happy to create something perfectly tailored to you.

Featured Image Credit: Kerrie Kelly via Benjamin Moore

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