The 10 Best Blue Paint Colors for the Bedroom

Bedroom with dark blue paint
Valspar Dutch Licorice 4008-4C.

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Blue is an incredibly versatile color. Depending on the shade, it can be welcoming or chilly, tranquil or brooding, dramatic or subdued. The hue is ideal for a bedroom, where it can add color while creating a serene atmosphere.

When it comes to selecting the perfect shade of blue paint, however, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by choice. From the palest ice to the darkest navy, there are thousands of shades to choose from. To simplify your search, here are a handful of blue paint shades—light, dark, and in between—that work well with a variety of bedroom styles.

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    Best Bold Blue: Magnolia Under the Stars

    Magnolia Under the Stars paint swatch

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    Bright, bold blues aren't for the faint of heart, but they can add depth and look endlessly sophisticated. Magnolia's Under the Stars is a deep blue with green undertones that works beautifully in a bedroom, either on an accent wall or throughout the whole room. Pair this rich color with neutrals or white to keep your bedroom from feeling overwhelming or dark.

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    Best Dark Blue: Valspar Dutch Licorice 4008-4C

    Valspar Dutch Licorice paint swatch

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    If you are drawn to rich, dark colors, you'll love Valspar's Dutch Licorice. This almost-black blue paint is perfect for large master suites or quaint guest rooms. We recommend this chalky deep blue on accent walls—or you can even consider painting a rich paint stripe down a cool white wall for instant decor.

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    Best Light Blue: Sherwin Williams Atmospheric SW 6505

    Sherwin-Williams Atmospheric paint swatch

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    Sherwin Williams' Atmospheric is a light, airy blue that will open up a small bedroom and lend a restful, calming feel to larger spaces. This clear blue is ideal for lighter accents, and pairs well with white molding or lighter wood furniture pieces.

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    Best Gray-Blue: Benjamin Moore Gray Wisp 1570

    Benjamin Moore Gray Wisp paint swatch

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    Gray is another popular, soothing color for bedrooms, but Benjamin Moore's Gray Wisp is the ideal blend of both gray and blue. This cool blue is incredibly muted and great for minimalist or modern bedrooms that need just a little hint of color.

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    Best Medium Blue: The Spruce Blue Marlin SPR-16

    The Spruce Best Home Paint Blue Marlin swatch

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    For the perfect middle ground between barely-there blues and deeper ones, we love The Spruce's Blue Marlin. This medium blue has solid gray undertones and is perfect for nearly every bedroom style. We also love this muted blue for modern nurseries and children's rooms.

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    Best Green-Blue: Benjamin Moore Stained Glass CSP-685

    Benjamin Moore Stained Glass paint swatch

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    We love Benjamin Moore's Stained Glass because it's a rich, bold blend of blue and green. This shade works well in larger master bedrooms where it won't feel overpowering, or as an accent wall behind a bed for a great pop of color.

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    Best Subtle Blue: Farrow & Ball Cabbage White No.269

    Farrow + Ball Cabbage White paint swatch

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    If you love decorating with white in the bedroom, you'll love Farrow & Ball's Cabbage White. This cool, crisp blue is almost white, but its subtle hint of color places it firmly in the blue category. This fresh, bright color would pair well with fabrics of the same tone in deeper shades.

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    Best Bright Blue: Benjamin Moore Utah Sky 2065-40

    Benjamin Moore Utah Sky paint swatch

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    Perfect for boy's bedrooms or master suites that could use a burst of color, Benjamin Moore's Utah Sky is not a shy hue. This bright medium blue is packed with pigment and is a great paint for those who want to create a statement in their room.

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    Best Pale Blue: Valspar Memorybook Blue 4007-5C

    Valspar Memorybook Blue paint swatch

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    We adore Valspar's Memorybook Blue because it's a traditional, tranquil blue with cool, pale undertones that pair well with a variety of decor styles. It looks just as great in a modern, mid-century bedroom as it does in a shabby chic, farmhouse-inspired one.

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    Best Beachy Blue: Benjamin Moore Ocean Spray 2047-60

    Benjamin Moore Ocean Spray paint swatch

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    Whether you have a beach-themed guest room or you want to bring hints of the ocean into your own bedroom, we love Benjamin Moore's Ocean Spray. This cool blue is luminescent and evokes ocean feels in any room.