From everything I’ve been seeing in home decor groups, more people are reaching for bold saturated colors like teal in 2023. Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock is one of the most saturated teal paint colors that you can get your hot little hands on!
Let’s take a look at Blue Peacock’s color properties, admire it in a color palette and real homes, and finally check out some dupes!
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What Color is Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock (SW 0064)
Blue Peacock is a deep teal by Sherwin Williams. It tends to look more blue than you might think, and is heavily saturated.
LRV of Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock
The LRV of Blue Peacock is 6.
What does that even mean?
The LRV of a color indicates on a scale of 0 – 100 how much light a color reflects (or doesn’t reflect). True black has an LRV of 0 and pure white has an LRV of 100.
In the paint world, we are working in a range of about 3 – 93 because no paint color is purely black or completely white.
At 6, Blue Peacock absorbs almost as much light as some black paint colors, but it reads brighter because it is so pigmented.
I love the background photo in that graphic because you can really see how Blue Peacock looks in direct light, and in the shade.
What Are the Undertones of Blue Peacock
Blue Peacock is a teal paint color that technically has almost equal amounts of blue and green. I find that the swatches tend to look more green than this color looks in real life.
Blue Peacock often has more blue undertones than green.
Is Blue Peacock Warm or Cool
Blue Peacock is a cool toned paint color. It is super rich however, so you can still get warm and cozy vibes from this color.
Blue Peacock Color Strip
Blue Peacock is another one of those fabulous colors that Sherwin Williams just tosses out there and doesn’t provide a full range of shades.
Here is a color strip that I put together myself:
The colors from Tidewater to Green Bay are all from the same Sherwin Williams color strip.
Rock Candy is the best off-white that I could find to add to this strip, and Cascades is the best fitting dark teal.
Lighter Version of Blue Peacock
Sherwin Williams Green Bay (SW 6481) is a really close lighter alternative to Blue Peacock. The LRV of Green Bay is 11.
Darker Version of Blue Peacock
While Blue Peacock is almost as dark as it gets, it is so bright that it reads lighter. Sherwin Williams Cascades is still a very saturated teal, but it reads darker because it isn’t quite as pigmented. You might like it as a darker alternative to Blue Peacock, particularly if Blue Peacock is too bright and bold for a well lit space.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock Color Palette
Anytime you use Blue Peacock it will want to be the star! Here is a palette featuring some light and dark neutrals that will work beautifully with this teal:
Coordinating Colors for Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock
Benjamin Moore Simply White
Simply White is probably the lightest white Benjamin Moore offers that is still creamy. The warmth works well to balance Blue Peacock.
Sherwin Williams Shoji White
Shoji White is an off-white that when paired with Blue Peacock brings a romantic antique-Victorian vibe.
Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige
Accessible Beige is a nice not-too-warm beige that you could use as a neutral with Blue Peacock if you didn’t want to go white.
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
Another white alternative to go with Blue Peacock is Sherwin Williams Sea Salt. This gray-green is actually pretty darn neutral, and works great if you are leaning more seaside than antique.
Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
Finally, Iron Ore is a deep charcoal color that shapeshifts anywhere from a deep blue gray to an olivey black. This would be a great trim option with Blue Peacock on an exterior.
Complementary Color for Blue Peacock
The “official” complementary color (the shade directly across the color wheel) for Blue Peacock, is a bold terracotta.
Sherwin Williams Foxy (SW 6333) is a pretty close match.
What Trim Colors Go With Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock?
If you have existing oak or dark wood trim, Blue Peacock is probably a “love it or hate it” thing. I think that teal can look quite nice with wood, or it can look very 90’s. It’s going to depend on the tone of your trim, but you most definitely should try a sample before you decide.
Don’t Forget Your Supplies!
This little brush might look funny, but it’s my absolute ride or die!
Rollers like these hold the most paint and make the job faster. Get a metal roller cage for easy on and off.
DryDex is the fastest (and funnest!) way to make chips and dents disappear. (Make sure you get a small spackling tool that actually fits in the container, and a sanding sponge.)
This tool will save your back and limit time on a ladder.
White Paint that Goes with Blue Peacock
Blue Peacock is so deep and bold that it will work with pretty much any white.
If you want to emphasize the cool blue tones, try something more neutral like Sherwin Williams Pure White or Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Both are classic whites with a touch of softness, but Chantilly Lace is the lighter and brighter of the two.
To emphasize the deep emerald tones in Blue Peacock (aka the warmer tones), try a warmer white like Benjamin Moore Simply White or Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock Home Interior
Time to take a look at Blue Peacock in real life! As usual, I will sort by room.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock Living Room
First up, let’s take a look at Blue Peacock on a lovely board and batten feature wall in the home of Kendra (@meandmyinsanity).
Blue Peacock looks pretty true to tone here, basically like you would expect.
Kendra’s walls are a creamy off white, leaning towards beige. If you like the look of them with Blue Peacock, check out Benjamin Moore Dove Wing.
I really love how the navy blue and pink in Kendra’s decor looks with Blue Peacock. That wall really pops!
Next is a living room in the home of Allison (@allisongee).
Allison really went for it and painted the whole room in SW Blue Peacock. Here it is with her creamy white fireplace:
I am loving this white with Blue Peacock! It reminds me very much of Simply White, which was in my color palette earlier.
Allison decided to make her fireplace pop by adding a gold stencil detail. “I’m a maximalist. Fight me.” she said.
I don’t think anyone’s going to be throwing hands, because that wall looks amazing!
Here’s another shot of the room from a different viewpoint:
It’s worth pointing out that this room gets a good amount of natural light.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock in a Bedroom
It’s no surprise that Blue Peacock is most often used on a feature wall, because it is SUCH a strong color.
Here it is on a geometric wall in Kasia’s (@creatingkasia) bedroom.
Blue Peacock loves a metallic moment, and that brass sconce is just the one.
Here is a bigger shot of the wall when the room was still a work in progress:
Just looking at all those wood pieces makes me drowsy, but the end result was so worth it!
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock on Kitchen Cabinets
The first cabinets are actually in a butler’s pantry by Young Quality Homes (@youngqualityhomes), so I’m cheating a little bit but you get the idea!
This is by far the greenest that Blue Peacock would ever look, and I think there is probably a warm filter over that photo.
Here is one more:
Gold and teal look so great together, so this wallpaper was a *chef’s kiss* choice.
Now for another extreme, here is the darkest that Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock ever looks:
In her RV remodel, Jordan (@redfearn.jordan) chose Blue Peacock to infuse some color into the otherwise all-white design.
This is actually a great example of using Blue Peacock with wood tones as well. You can see that there are a lot of little wood trim details around the RV.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock on an Exterior
Let’s skip on outside to see Blue Peacock in action on some siding!
I’m not sure what color CY Painting (@cypaintingbarrington) used for the trim on this exterior, but to my medium-trained eye it looks like Benjamin Moore Cloud White.
How about a little before-and-after action?
This next house belongs to Kellie Gerber (@kelliegerber). She loved her classic red exterior, but it was time for something new.
Here Blue Peacock looks cooler and more blue in the shade.
In the sunshine you get a better feel for the bright teal-ness of this color.
For her trim, Kellie went with Sherwin Williams Pure White.
Blue Pecock on a Front Door
Not ready to commit to your full exterior being teal?
Here are a couple shots of Blue Peacock on a front door styled by @maeleehomeinfusion.
It’s definitely a vibe!
Of course Blue Peacock loves a bit of gold.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock Compared to Other Teal Paint Colors
I know there’s no way you just have the sample swatch for Blue Peacock kicking around, so here it is compared to some other colors that you might be considering.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock vs Deep Sea Dive (SW 7618)
Deep Sea Dive is lighter, cooler, and less saturated than Blue Peacock. It would actually make a great alternative if Blue Peacock is doing a bit too much for your taste.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock vs Cascades (SW 7623)
We kind of touched on this already, but Cascades is a darker and less saturated alternative to Blue Peacock.
Cascades is actually still plenty saturated, it just looks tame in comparison to Blue Peacock.
Here’s a photo of Cascades in action:
The major difference in my opinion, is that Cascades can sometimes look almost black, where Blue Peacock is a bit too bright for that.
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock vs Benjamin Moore Salamander (2050-10)
Benjamin Moore Salamander is actually quite similar to Cascades. It is darker and less bold than Blue Peacock.
Color Dupes for Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock
If you’ve been kicking around here before, you know I loooove finding dupes. For Blue Peacock it was a bit harder, but I found some solid alternatives.
Benjamin Moore Blue Peacock Equivalent
Benjamin Moore has the best dupe for Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock with their color Sherwood Forest.
Benjamin Moore Sherwood Forest (2048-10)
Sherwood Forest is very similar to Blue Peacock, but it’s a bit more emerald.
Valspar (Lowe’s) Equivalent to Blue Peacock
Valspar didn’t have a color as close as I would like to Blue Peacock. The best match I could find is their color Midsummer Night.
Valspar Midsummer Night (8003-37G)
Midsummer Night is a good bit darker than Blue Peacock, and a bit more green.
Blue Peacock Behr Equivalent (Home Depot)
From Behr, the best color match for Blue Peacock is their color Verdant Forest.
Behr Verdant Forest (MQ6-05)
Verdant Forest is lighter than Blue Peacock, but the tone is very very close.
Personally I would rather have a good color match than get the lightness exactly right.
Here are all the dupes again over a Blue Peacock background:
Pros and Cons for Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock
Thank you so much for reading to the end! It actually helps me a lot. Let’s make the quickest little recap of all things Blue Peacock.
- A bright, bold, statement color
- Surprisingly versatile for pairing with whites and other neutrals as well as many other brights
- Great with gold or brass
- A nice twist on a classic Victorian color
- As bold as it gets
- Soaks up more light than you might realize
If you are looking for a statement color, here are a few more that you will love: