Color Spotlight: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

See why Benjamin Moore Hale Navy is a trifecta perfect paint color, to work in almost any space, interior or exterior.

Hi Remodelaholics, it’s Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange back with my monthly paint color post.  If you happened to miss my post from last month, you can find my Color Spotlight highlighting the very versatile “Intense White” from Benjamin Moore here.

For this month, I wanted to do another spotlight highlighting a color that is rapidly becoming one of the most popular paint colors out there right now; Hale Navy from Benjamin Moore:


Beautiful navy blue - the perfect balanced paint color and it looks gorgeous!


Benjamin Moore Hale Navy is an all-star paint color and the most popular navy by far.  The reason for this is that no other navy comes even close to being as versatile, beautiful and dependable as Hale Navy. I call it a “trifecta” color because 1) it works in almost any lighting situation, 2) it’s a transitional color (near perfect mix of cool and warm tones) and 3) it always looks stunning no matter where it’s used (walls, furniture or exterior).

There are very few colors out there that I consider trifecta colors but Hale Navy is at the top of my list for sure!


BM Hale Navy looks amazing in almost any room


Beautiful navy home office and built-ins


Hale Navy is a stunning interior wall color and because it has a near perfect balance of warm and cool undertones, it mixes effortlessly with any color trim, home decor and wood/tile/carpet flooring undertones;


A navy accent wall looks stunning and this color is perfect to match any other trim paint colors or flooring


Navy blue master bedroom. Stunning!


Gorgeous navy blue built-ins -- and that ceiling! This is the perfect paint color.


Dark navy blue living room, looks so classic!

Hale Navy is also one of the most popular furniture paint colors and we’re also seeing it used a lot for kitchen/bathroom cabinetry:


BM Hale Navy is the perfect paint color for furniture, cabinets, interior walls, and exteriors


White kitchen with navy blue island -- put it on my list of favorites!


Gorgeous bright kitchen with a dark blue island, great color!

I have mentioned this in many of my past posts before but a sure sign that a paint color is versatile and works well in a variety of lighting situations is the by the exterior test. If a color works well on the exterior of home, as well as the interior, it’s the best sign that it’s going to be a great versatile color:


This is my favorite home exterior color!


I can’t do this post without telling you that Hale Navy is a very dark color. Many of these rooms featured today have a lot of natural light, which helps in keeping the color from looking to dark.  However, if you are interested in using Hale Navy but do not have a lot of natural light in the room you’re considering, think about using Hale Navy just on one accent wall to keep the room lighter:


A dark navy accent wall looks great even in a room without as much natural light. This color is so perfect and goes with virtually any trim or flooring colors.
Navy kids room with orange



A navy wall above chair rail wainscoting is gorgeous! This paint color is lovely, and it looks great with pretty much any trim or flooring color, and metal tones, too!


So as you can see, Hale Navy is a paint color workhorse and if you’re looking for the perfect navy, it really doesn’t get much better than this.  As always, be safe and paint a sample of a color onto poster board to test to make sure that a color is for you.  (More tricks for testing and choosing colors here.) While Hale Navy is versatile, lighting does have an impact on all colors and it’s better to make sure ahead of time that this is color you’re looking for.

If you’re looking to see more of my favorite paint colors and other “trifecta” colors, you can check out my post here on my blog, where I shared the 15 most versatile and dependable paint colors out there.

Also, for more room inspiration, you can find my “Pick a Paint Color” board on Pinterest here, where I have over 600 paint colors and rooms to help you find the perfect color.

Thanks for stopping by and I would love for you to come visit me on my blog The Creativity Exchange.



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Cyndy is a color expert who has transitioned from the fashion world to the design world by helping others choose just the right paint colors for their homes. Cyndy takes the guesswork out of choosing paint colors and has been sharing her tips and paint color palettes with her readers for more than four years on her blog The Creativity Exchange.

Cyndy lives in East Texas and is an artist working with designers to create commissioned paintings that enhance the color and design of a space.

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  1. If I painted a bathroom vanity Hale Navy what would be a good coordinating wall color?
    I have chrome fixtures and the tile is travertini al contro.
    I was considering Sail Cloth by Benjamin Moore or a bright crisp white.

    I have one small window that faces East.

    What do uou think?

    1. I have painted my living room and entry hallway and kitchen coventrygrey the trim is oxford white but i want to change it it dove tail as my deccorating style is eclectic and I have a mix of everything with honey coloured wood floors. Would hail navey be a good choice for my dining room. I am fininding oxford white is too stark with the coventry for my place. What are your thoughts. they would greatly be appreciated.

  2. What finish would you recommend for cabinetry. I am getting a custom bathroom vanity painted in navy hale but unsure what finish I should request for. Thanks!

  3. Could Hale Navy ever be considered warm? The rest of the house paint and carpet is warm but my girls want Navy walls in their room. I want it to flow. Thanks

  4. I am looking to use the color hale navy for my lower kitchen cabinets. Which finish would you recommend semi gloss, egg shell etc. I have seen the color used in several pictures but haven’t been able to see what finish they used.

  5. Hi I am looking to paint the exterior of my colonial home.
    I am having a difficult time coordinating colors. Any suggestions thank you.

    My choices are.
    Siding Marina gray.
    Front door Hale Navy
    Shutters. Here lies my problem and need some help. Have thought about admiral blue. I love the light gray ext and blue door/shutter combo. Thank you.

  6. I have a dark brown tile in my entryway which I would love to paint navy. It is a bold choice which I love but worried it will make the room too dark. Adding white trim and crown molding. My other choice was a light beige/grey. Any thoughts?