Your bedroom should be a sanctuary. Certain hues, like blue, are inherently soothing. Beyond simply being serene, it’s universally beloved (studies show it’s also the most popular color). It’ll help you drift into dreamland faster, so you can say ta ta to tossing and turning. Plus, it comes in a spectrum of shades ranging from bright aqua and ocean to bold cobalt and deep navy.
No surprise, it plays a starring role in our favorite sleep-inducing pair. Blue and white is tranquil, lovely, and versatile—the sky’s the limit in terms of what you can do with this dreamy duo.
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This bold design embraces primary colors with blue walls, white linens, and a red storage locker. It’s a space that commands attention—grown-up and polished without sacrificing playfulness.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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This calming country retreat comes together with a peaceful palette of light blue and white. Rustic pieces instill a sense of place. The soft hues are the ideal harmonizer for the weightier, wooden furnishings.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Don’t mistake muted for mundane! Crisp white and greyish-blue are a breath of fresh air. A driftwood-esque headboard adds an earthiness, while understated nautical finds up the coastal charm, as seen on Arrow & Wild.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Prefer a sleek, pared-down aesthetic? Take a cue from this San Clemente, California beach house. White walls are a blank slate. A few thoughtful accents infuse personality without compromising the minimalist integrity.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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This Spanish-style Los Angeles dwelling is light and bright—and the sun-drenched master is no exception. The vibe is Cali cool with an emphasis on chill and comfy. Artisanal flourishes from around the world add global flair.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Navy and white is a classic color combination. The guest room in this historic Virginia farm is proof of its timeless appeal. Warm pine pieces, wicker chairs, and a buffalo check duvet deliver that distinctive farmhouse feel. While Ikat curtains inject a contemporary touch.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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We love a cohesive color story, don’t you? And this bedroom has it in spades. Cyan is certainly brilliant, but there’s also something soothing about it that’s sublimely suited for snoozing. Layering in white, cream, and walnut tones bring balance to the spaceContinue to 10 of 12 below.
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Italian charisma meets an environmentally savvy sensibility in this serene oasis (one of the rooms at Il Richiamo Del Bosco, a sustainable B&B situated in Boschi di Carrega Regional Park in Sala Baganza). The earthy teal tones pair perfectly with the wood floors, organic nature of the furniture. It’s functional, eco-friendly, and totally enchanting.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Beachy and Breezy
The energy in this bedroom is tranquil, fresh, and beachy. Curated accessories—a mix of abstract artwork, woven baskets, and indigo mudcloth pillows—add well-traveled whimsy. The result is a respite that inspires seaside wanderlust and some quality ZZZs.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Dark and Cozy
Saturated shades and darker elements mixed with sumptuous textures create a rich, cozy ambiance in this primary bedroom. White is an uplifting force that keeps the room from feeling too dark or heavy. And can we talk about that faux stag head? Swoon!
Jonauskaite D, Mohr C, Antonietti JP, Spiers PM, Althaus B, et al. Most and Least Preferred Colours Differ According to Object Context: New Insights from an Unrestricted Colour Range. PLOS ONE, vol. 11, no.3, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152194