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Sherwin-Williams Granite Peak Color Review

Sherwin-Williams Granite Peak is a dark and silky sophisticated blue paint color.  Learn all about Sherwin-Williams Granite Peak in this color review. If you are looking for a rich muted dark blue for an Interior accent wall, accent room, or exterior Granite Peak is the color for you!  It can be used as an interior or exterior paint color.  We consider this a dark blue with an LRV of 14.  It has the softest of green undertones.  Granite Peak is one of the most forgiving dark blues I have ever worked with.  If there were a perfect accent wall blue color, Granite Peak would be it.

Please note that all our photos come from Color Concierge projects in this post.  Some of the photos may not be perfect, but we love the way they show the color.  Also, we don’t color edit the photos so that you can see what these paint colors really look like.

Sherwin Williams Granite Peak SW 6250
Sherwin Williams Granite Peak SW 6250, a dark interior blue
Dining Room with Cherry Wood furniture, Granite Peak walls and SW Extra White Ceiling and trim
Photo by M. Marceny

This is another view of the dining room.  As you can see, it ends up working more as an accent wall or accent room in a primarily white Open Layout space.

Granite Peak Dining room Wall
Photo by M. Marceny

Trend Alert: Primary Bedroom with Granite Peak Everywhere

Make your house look designer-polished with a STUNNING monochromatic placement of Granite Peak shown in one of our projects. In this primary bedroom, we painted the ceilings, walls, and trim with this gorgeous color.  This trendy placement is starting to become very popular. We have seen the use of monotone palettes of dark colors in bedrooms, dining rooms, and offices.  In this case, we painted the ceilings, and walls and trim the same Duration Satin sheen.  It looks so sophisticated!

In the photo below, all walls, ceilings, and trim are painted with Granite Peak, but the color changes naturally as the light hits it in different ways.  Note how that right wall looks much lighter.  It is the same color, but across from a bright open window.

Photo by M. Marceny – The wall on the right is also Granite Peak

It’s hard to believe this is the same room!

Primary bedroom before photo
Photo by M. Marceny

These walls opened into the Primary bathroom, which is painted with Benjamin Moore Cloud White.

Granite Peak Primary Bedroom
Photo by M. Marceny

The dark leather chairs in the seating area look so rich with the Granite Peak, and the black bookshelves really pop.

Primary Bedroom with Granite Peak walls, ceilings and trim
Photo by M. Marceny

Fireplace Accent Wall

Of course, Granite Peak makes a perfect accent wall.  In this case, we used it to accent a tall fireplace in a room with a vaulted ceiling.  The ceiling and trim are SW Pure White.  The walls are SW Gray Heron.

Granite Peak Fireplace Accent
Photo by H. Rosek

Interior Entry Front Door

A painted front door adds depth and interest.  We painted this front door SW Granite Peak and left the trim and sidelights SW Extra White.

Front door with Granite Peak
Photo by M. Marceny

Best Interior White Trim and Ceiling Colors for Granite Peak

Consider clean whites and off-whites such as Sherwin-Williams Extra White, SW High Reflective White, SW Alabaster, and SW Greek Villa.  In most cases, we like to use the same white for the ceiling (flat sheen) as the trim (semi-gloss sheen).

When should I avoid Granite Peak for Interiors?

A creamy white trim can look yellow and discordant as an accent color.  We don’t recommend Britannia Blue in rooms with low light and dark ceilings unless you plan to have the lights on all day long.

Granite Peak for Exteriors

Granite Peak is a beautiful color for exteriors.  Although it looks dark inside, the exterior color ends up looking like a darker mid-toned blue.  It is great with red or pink brick.  You can use it as a siding color or for accents such as shutters and front doors.  It pairs well with Sherwin-Williams Egret White or Oyster White outside.

Exterior light brick home painted with Granite Peak and Egret Whtie.
Photo by J. Lampinen

Check out the transformation!

Before exterior
Photo by M. Marceny

The driveway and side entrance were dramatically transformed.

Exterior with light warm brick, Granite Peak Siding and SW Egret White trim, soffits and fascia
Photo by M. Marceny
Exterior photo of driveway
Photo by M. Marceny

Granite Peak vs. other paint colors

Sherwin-Williams Granite Peak (Sample Here) is a soft and silky color that never lets me down.  Here we show how it stacks up with other options.

Make a statement with your color palette.

BM Hale Navy vs. Granite Peak

These two colors are similar, but Granite Peak is significantly lighter.  I prefer Granite Peak to Hale Navy as an interior dark blue color because although it’s dark, it isn’t too dark.  Hale Navy (Sample Here) has the tendency to look black if the room doesn’t have enough light.

SW Slate Tile vs. Granite Peak

Slate Tile is another lovely darker blue color, but it’s greener and slightly more muted.  Test both the colors in your space.  Slate Tile (Sample Here) might look better in a room with lower light.

Granite Peak vs. Britannia Blue

The closest Benjamin Moore color to Granite Peak is Britannia Blue (Sample Here).  Granite Peak is darker and more saturated with tones that are bluer.  To be honest, Granite Peak isn’t really that close to Britannia, but it will work in the same interior room situations where Britannia looks good. For exteriors, Britannia Blue is substantially lighter in the sunshine.

Britannia Blue vs. Granite Peak

Can my painter match Sherwin-Williams Granite Peak to Benjamin Moore?

Britannia Blue is the closest match, but it’s not that close.  We never recommend paint matching unless you are willing to spend a lot of time going back and forth with the paint company.  If you want to match, then make sure you check the paint color with a swatch from Sherwin-Williams.  Instead, consider BM Britannia Blue, understanding that it is a lighter version of Granite Peak.

Learn more about matching paint colors here.

The Verdict – Granite Peak

Granite Peak is a rich and saturated mid-toned blue paint color! You can use it for interiors or exteriors.  If you use it for interiors make sure you have tons of natural or artificial light so that you can see the beauty in the color.  For exteriors, it looks great by itself or with warm brick or earthy stone.

No matter what, don’t forget to test your paint colors.  It’s a standard best practice.  Whenever I test my paint colors, they are perfect, and when I don’t test they turn out wrong. Learn how to test your paint colors here.

NEVER, EVER use paint matches from a different brand than the one specified.  Results are poor and there are no standards for the sheens.  Even though your painter may truly believe it can be done, don’t do it. See results from paint matching here.

We always recommend that you test paint colors in your house because lighting can change color completely.

In the old days, this meant we painted a large poster board with sample pots and a huge mess.

Now we have SAMPLIZE, 9X14″ Pre-Painted peel-and-stick paint samples.  Check out the SAMPLIZE website HERE.

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2 Responses

  1. Hello.
    We are in the process of the first time building of a brand new home. WOW – the learning curve is sure not for the faint of heart! It’s such a immense creative endeavor, especially if you have no professional design expert to help with the myriad of choices vs final decisions – a blank canvas in front of us and our head full of ideas (some NOT so great ones and others right on the MARK!) We are nearing the proverbial home stretch now (pun intended!) and the results are so very satisfying. The exterior of the double (1/2 leaded glass) front door was a smaller item and yet seemed to present the most tedious of choices. We’ve learned so much about paint from LRVs to R/G/B etc after much research and the of purchase of way too many paint samples. The house body color is SW Dorian Gray and the trim is SW Gauntlet Gray. Today we FINALLY settled on SW Granite Peak 6250 for the front door. It’s in a covered alcove so there’s not too much natural light. We arrived home from the build and took one last internet dive to see how we were feeling about the decision and there was YOUR article on SW 6250. So we just wanted to share that we too had come down to Granite Peak vs Slate Tile and agree with you 100% with the latter being a bit green in the undertone. The roof is Owens Corning / Sand Dune – the colors are reminiscent of soft, serene coastal colors, constantly transforming it’s color depending on time of day and the weather – truly living up to it’s name. Because it has a bit of blue, especially on a sunny day, we hope Granite Peak on the front door will pull out that soft blue on some days. Perhaps we’ll send a photo once we get it all done!
    Many thanks for all of the wonderful, helpful and easy to understand info regarding all things PAINT!!!

    1. Hi, considering Granite Peak for our front door. How did the color work out for you? Our home is newly constructed with a soft grey exterior, white window trim and black roof etc. Thank you.

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