If you want to incorporate color into your bathroom design, look no further than shades of blue. The color of water is a natural fit for a room built around its role in keeping us clean, healthy, and refreshed.
Soothing, relaxing, and evocative of sea and sky, blue can be paired with white paint or fixtures for a timeless coastal color combination that will transport you to the Aegean or the California coast. But blue can range from light and airy to deep and moody to energizing and electric depending on the shade and the dose.
Check out these blue bathrooms that illustrate how versatile this crowd-pleasing color can be to design a bathroom you'll enjoy spending time in for years to come.
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Mix Cement Tiles
Interior designer Jessica Risko Smith of JRS ID chose two separate tile patterns in shades of blue for this showstopper of a bathroom. Cement tiles in turquoise and dark blue add interest to the floor and carry through to the large sleek glass walk-in shower. The wall behind the sink vanity features a medium-toned blue tile with a white decorative detail, set off by a white round decorative mirror. Adding touches of wood in the vanity and under-sink storage provides a contrast to the marble counter top and adds warmth to the overall color scheme.Continue to 2 of 31 below.
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Embrace Moody Blues
In this bathroom from Decus Interiors, moody blue wall paint echoes the intricately veined marble vanity. A cement tile floor adds softness and interest and a vintage mirror and Pill light sconces from Kelly Wearstler complete the sophisticated, polished interpretation of a tonal bathroom.Continue to 3 of 31 below.
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Add Farmhouse Vibes
Kate Marker Interiors painted this small powder room in a powdery medium-toned blue for a calming feel. A modern farmhouse sink and beige textiles like the pompom-trimmed half-curtains on the window add warmth.Continue to 4 of 31 below.
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This bathroom from Erin Williamson Design is covered in gleaming deep blue glazed Moroccan zellige tiles that are complemented with gold accents and a whimsical star-shaped pendant light.Continue to 5 of 31 below.
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JRS ID completed a historic restoration of this blue-and-white bathroom using custom reproduction period tiles from a 1930s design and authentic period plumbing fixtures. Notes of black add a graphic touch that highlights the blue tile accents and enhances the overall design of the vintage-style room.Continue to 6 of 31 below.
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Add Wall Texture
This coastal bathroom from White Sands Design Build has textured deep blue walls that give it a dynamic but calming feel and complement the white and wood tones of the room.Continue to 7 of 31 below.
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Make It Royal
For this historic remodel in Bath, Maine, Tyler Karu Design + Interiors painted some of the irregularly shaped walls and trim in a vibrant royal blue, and carried the blue-and-white patterned floor tile into a bathtub wall niche, creating practical storage and a focal point.Continue to 8 of 31 below.
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In this San Francisco condo from Cathie Hong Interiors, the bathtub and shower wall is clad in soft blue tiles laid in a vertical offset pattern with thick grout that gives them extra dimension and defines the space in the small room.Continue to 9 of 31 below.
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Electric blue square wall tiles on the walls of this small bathroom from Erin Williamson Design make a big statement with the bold color choice that is balanced by plenty of white and matte black plumbing fixtures.Continue to 10 of 31 below.
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Keep It Quiet
A whispery shade of blue on the airy patterned wall and floor tiles is complemented with pale blue paint and antique brass fixtures that honor the Edwardian bones of this quietly elegant London bathroom from Studio Peake.Continue to 11 of 31 below.
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Choose a Milky Midtone
This bathroom from Emily Henderson Design has milky matte mid-tone blue walls that create a tranquil feel and provide a backdrop for both modern appliances and vintage art.Continue to 12 of 31 below.
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This coastal bathroom from White Sands Design Build has graphic triangular tile laid in a slightly off kilter pattern that makes it stand out from the ordinary. The rich colors of the tile are given relief with pale grout, and a weathered wood vanity adds contrast.Continue to 13 of 31 below.
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Choose a Bold Pattern
This powder room from Desiree Burns Interiors has bold blue-and-white wallpaper on the upper half of the walls in a bold leafy pattern that adds personality to an otherwise simple room dominated by white and wood tones and accented with gold.Continue to 14 of 31 below.
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Add a Shade of Gray
Erin Williamson Design covered the walls of this bathroom in Blue Gray paint from Farrow & Ball for a delicate hint of light blue that complements a vintage chandelier and vanity made from an antique table fitted with a marble top and modern sink.Continue to 15 of 31 below.
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Add Retro Glamour
This bathroom from Mary Patton Design channels the retro glamour of an earlier era, with its Venetian mirror hanging over a skirted sink, silver-toned plumbing, drapey window coverings, and powder blue walls.Continue to 16 of 31 below.
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Link It Up
A wall of bold blue-and-white chain-link wallpaper and a small crystal chandelier on the ceiling results in a crisp, slightly formal look for this powder room from interior designer Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions.Continue to 17 of 31 below.
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Choose a Blue Sink
A pale blue door leads to this bathroom from Ashley Montgomery Design, with its dark illustrated wallpaper, antique-style mirror, blue backsplash and round powder blue sink.Continue to 18 of 31 below.
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Flood the Zone
This Scandinavian apartment from Fantastic Frank features multi-colored blue mosaic wall tile that spills onto the floor, covering the small bathroom in shades of blue that are reminiscent of the interior of an old school swimming pool.Continue to 19 of 31 below.
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Add Purple Tones
This bathroom from blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona has a simple design and a soothing neutral palette that is lifted with a coat of wall paint that straddles the line between purple and blue.Continue to 20 of 31 below.
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In this Swedish bathroom from Fantastic Frank, large square wall tiles in shades of deep blue cover every wall, adding depth and contrast to the white and wood tones throughout the room.Continue to 21 of 31 below.
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Paint the Sky
Blue might be a conventional choice for a bathroom color palette, but this Berlin bathroom from Fantastic Frank is anything but ordinary. Located in an attic apartment with a rooftop terrace, the bathroom is located under a glass roof and includes a clawfoot tub, a jumble of plants, and a vintage-style sofa for relaxing. A towering wall painted in a celestial shade of blue mimics the sky views through the transparent ceiling.Continue to 22 of 31 below.
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Channel the Ocean
A deep corner nook in this bathroom remodel from A Beautiful Mess takes the focus off the slightly awkward space by turning it into a feature with a wash of small sea-blue floor-to-ceiling mosaic tiles laid in a diamond pattern.
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Focus on the Floor
If you want to bring some blue tones into your bathroom without changing everything, focus on one detail, like this pretty patterned tile floor in shades of blue that makes an otherwise simple bathroom on the Spanish island of Mallorca from Fantastic Frank into something memorable.Continue to 24 of 31 below.
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Drench the Walls in Navy
Saturated navy blue wall paint in this simple bathroom from Casa Watkins Living is testament to the mood-changing power of a bold wall color.Continue to 25 of 31 below.
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Bring Out the Hexagons
This bungalow bathroom from Jessica Nelson Design has white walls, a wood vanity, gold accents, and a shower stall covered in deep blue hexagonal tiles that give it a deep sea feeling with a geometric edge.Continue to 26 of 31 below.
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Paint the Ceiling
Add an unexpected touch to a nearly all-white bathroom by painting the ceiling in a soothing shade of medium-toned blue, like this airy bathroom from Fantastic Frank.Continue to 27 of 31 below.
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Hang Airy Wallpaper
Emily Henderson Design added soft blue-and-white patterned wallpaper to the upper walls of this kids' bathroom that gives it an airy, cloud-like feel. A white bath mat with a blue diamond pattern and blue bath accessories carry the color lightly through the room, and gold-toned accents add a bright metallic touch.Continue to 28 of 31 below.
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Paint the Double Vanity
This small upstairs bathroom from Jessica Nelson Design is flooded with natural light thanks to the addition of two skylights. Rich navy paint on the double sink vanity grounds the space, a patterned rug with red tones adds warmth, and soft gold-toned hardware and cabinet pulls add some sheen.Continue to 29 of 31 below.
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Try Two Tone
When adding blue to a bathroom, don't limit yourself to a single tone. This small bathroom from Jessie Tobias Design uses two shades of blue—pale blue subway tile in the shower and midtone blue paint on the sink vanity—that works together without matching, adding fresh color to the space.Continue to 30 of 31 below.
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Paint the Wainscoting
Matte navy paint covers the wood paneling in this bathroom from Emily Henderson Design that complements the white clawfoot tub and creates a cozy feel that helps to compensate for the room's high placed windows. Cool silver accents and gray-toned floor tile are warmed up with an organic wood stool for keeping bath supplies at the ready.Continue to 31 of 31 below.
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Try Bold Wallpaper
Don't be afraid to go bold in a tiny space. This powder room from Jessie Tobias Design gets an outsized dose of personality thanks to indigo blue patterned blue wallpaper complements the brown wood vanity and shiny gold-toned fixtures.