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Sherwin-Williams Copen Blue (SW 0068)

The Copen Blue (SW 0068) shade from Sherwin-Williams is a cool-toned, but bright shade which is perfect for any kind of calming space.

Blue-green paint colors are one of the color trends that have remained popular over the years because of the versatility of this category of colors.

Sherwin-Williams Copen Blue (SW 0068) is one such blue-green paint color. It is often the perfect calming bright option to tie the design of any room together.

The blue-green paint trend

Color trends in paint, just like any other kind of trend, tend to come and go with the seasons. However, the use of different kinds of blue-green paints like turquoise, teal and robin’s egg have been one of the trends that has stood the test of time.

These blue-green paint colors tend to be popular because they balance out designs in which there is a lot of warm lighting, but they also do not get washed out easily in cooler lighting.

These shades also often bring a calm sense of serenity to any space that they are used in, which is always a bonus in a contemporary design.

Sherwin-Williams Copen Blue (SW 0068)

Sherwin-Williams Copen Blue (SW 0068) is just one of many different blue-green shades in the brand’s catalogue.

However, it has managed to stand out as one of the best choices to capture, as Sherwin-Williams calls it, that “restful look that begs you to sit and stay awhile.”

Though Copen Blue was voted the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Month in December 2021, this shade is often overlooked when it comes to the best blue-greens picks from the brand.

This is perplexing because this color strikes such a delicate balance between feeling casual and comfortable, and feeling sophisticated and calm, which makes it the perfect choice for any interior color scheme that is in need of some serenity.

Blue colors tend to lean either towards the gray side or the green side. Copen Blue is definitely one of the colors that leans towards the green side, which is what gives the color its natural look and tone.

Copen Blue is similar to other Sherwin-Williams paint colors in this same blue-green color palette, like Rainwashed (SW 6211) or Tradewind (SW 6218), which are shown below, but it definitely has a more subdued tone when it is used within a space.

Copen Blue (SW 0068) Rainwashed (SW 6211) Tradewind (SW 6218)

This makes Copen Blue one of the most versatile and easy-to-use colors in this blue-green color category.

It also makes it the perfect option for homeowners and designers that want to play with cooler undertones within their designs, but do not necessarily want to lean into blues, grays and purples.

Copen Blue’s LRV and undertones

Copen Blue has an LRV of 59, which places it into the “Light” category of paint colors.

If you are new to the world of paint, Copen Blue’s LRV (Light Reflectance Value) indicates that the color reflects more than half (59 percent) of the light that shines onto it, and thus, can bring some much-needed brightness to any space.

Copen Blue’s green-ish undertones are especially visible in situations where there is a lot of warm light, but the color will appear much brighter and bluer in direct natural light.

Either way, Copen Blue has enough pigment and saturation to keep it from simply looking like a cool-toned off-white once it is painted.

Where to use Copen Blue

Copen Blue can be used both in interior and exterior color schemes, but this shade’s inherent brightness makes it especially popular in rooms that need that extra bit of light.

Copen Blue works especially well in spaces where there are many other textures and bold colors that need to be tied together and is often used in bedrooms, guestrooms, and living rooms, especially when that sense of rest and relaxation is important.

This paint color is also part of Sherwin-Williams’s Historical collection.

Coordinating colors schemes with Copen Blue

Copen Blue is a fairly versatile color since it can easily be paired with just about any other cool-toned color to create a cohesive color scheme.

The experts at Sherwin-Williams suggest pairing Copen Blue with coordinating colors like Ivory Lace and Aquaverde, as shown below:

Copen Blue Ivory Lace Aquaverde

However, several other colors complement Copen Blue beautifully. This includes colors like Underwater, Rocky River and Oyster Bay for a monochromatic look or even purple-toned shades like Pearl Gray, Chinchilla and Imagine, for a contrasting palette.

Monochromatic scheme
Copen Blue Underseas Rocky River Oyster Bay
Complementary scheme
Copen Blue Pearl Gray Chinchilla Imagine