Color of the Month: Sherwin Williams Naval

This timeless, historical hue is a nod to classic Americana. This bold, deep blue is a color we think is perfect for both interior and exteriors as it ties seamlessly into many design styles and is a showstopper anywhere you paint with it. Today, we’re going to share more about this beautiful navy blue and in case you’re searching Pinterest providing paint color dupes from Benjamin Moore and Behr too.

Sherwin Williams Naval (SW 6244), has been a popular paint color for a while. It was even designated as the 2020 Color of the Year by Sherwin Williams! It has gained immense popularity due to its rich, deep navy-blue hue. It’s more than a deep blue, it has a cool gray-green undertone too. This color exudes a sense of sophistication and timeless elegance, making it a versatile choice for various design styles, from traditional to modern.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Sherwin Williams Naval pairs exceptionally well with a wide range of other colors and materials. It can be used as a striking accent wall or as a bold backdrop that complements metallic accents, natural wood, and crisp white trims, adding depth and dimension to any room.

One reason for Naval’s popularity is its versatility. We love that it can be used in residential and commercial settings, from cozy home offices to upscale restaurants. Its adaptability ensures it remains a relevant and stylish choice, regardless of the setting.

Ideal Painting Projects for Using Naval



SW Naval’s deep blue tone can create a calming and serene atmosphere, which is ideal for spaces where relaxation is key, such as bedrooms and living rooms. Its ability to evoke a sense of tranquility makes it a favorite among homeowners and interior designers alike.

In living rooms, it serves as a striking accent wall color. It adds depth and contrast, making the space feel more dynamic and inviting. If your home has lighter furnishings and decor, it can better balance the boldness of the color.

In dining rooms, Naval can create an intimate and cozy environment. The deep blue shade adds a touch of elegance and can be paired with warm lighting and rich wooden furniture to enhance the dining experience. If you have white wainscoting or a chair rail, then SW Naval pops well against it. If you want a sense of drama, you can’t go wrong with this navy-blue tone.

Naval is also ideal for home offices. The color fosters a sense of focus and professionalism. Clients and our interior design partners say the color pairs well with wooden furniture, brown leather, and neutral accessories.

Bathrooms benefit from the use of SW Naval too. The color can be used on walls to evoke a sense of luxury and serenity, especially when complemented with white tiles and metallic fixtures. In powder rooms, this color can be used floor-to-ceiling for a dramatic look that is sure to impress your guests!

For our exterior projects we can also utilize Sherwin Williams Naval for a bold and classic look. It works beautifully on front doors, decorative accents like shutters, or even as the main exterior color, providing a striking contrast against lighter trims and lush tropical landscaping.

SW Naval Paint Color Dupes



Naval and its dupes are perfect for creating a sophisticated and calming ambiance in bedrooms. The deep navy hue promotes relaxation and tranquility, making it an excellent choice for a restful retreat.

Here are some comparable colors from Benjamin Moore and Behr (which we’ll use if you really love the brand and that exact shade):

Benjamin Moore dupe to Naval (SW 6244):

One of the closest Benjamin Moore dupes for Sherwin Williams Naval is Hale Navy (HC-154). Hale Navy is renowned for its versatility and depth, making it a favorite among designers and homeowners alike. It offers a similar deep blue tone with a slightly warmer undertone, which still gives the same touch of coziness to any room.

Behr colors closely match to Naval (SW 6244):

From Behr, the closest match to Sherwin Williams Naval is Midnight Blue (N480-7). Midnight Blue captures the overall essence of Naval with its dark, saturated navy hue. It provides a bold and dramatic backdrop, again the perfect for accent walls, ceilings and trim, or even exterior applications.

Both Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and Behr Midnight Blue are excellent alternatives to Sherwin Williams Naval. All these paint colors provide depth and richness, regardless of the brand you choose. While we prefer Naval, here it’s always about what you -the customer- wants. That’s one of the reasons clients give us 5-stars time after time. We’ll help you pick the perfect color and get your project done right!

A Striking, Deep Navy Blue for Your Space



Homeowners have expressed satisfaction with the transformative effect of Sherwin Williams Naval for their painting projects, often describing the color as elegant and timeless. You won’t believe your eyes when you see Naval in person and not just on the swatch.

If you’re looking for a bold look for your home or office, you can’t go wrong with Naval SW 6244. But don’t worry, during your FREE Color Consultation we’ll confirm the color is just right for you. We’ll test samples in different lighting conditions within the intended space to achieve the desired look.

Experience the beauty of this rich, deep blue color for your residential and commercial space. Customers have consistently praised our Tampa Bay painters. Like Andrea J. who says:

“Presto Painting did a beautiful job. They painted the full interior of my home in two days. They were prompt, professional and very clean, there was no paint left anywhere that it shouldn’t be! They were the best painters I have ever used and I highly recommend them.” 5-star Google Review

So, trust Presto Painting Services for a flawless finished paint job that enhances the overall look and feel of the room. You can reach our friendly painters at (813) 727-9909! We can’t wait to see the transformation. Call us today.