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 and healthy. Blue is soothing, relaxing, evocative of sea and sky. Paired with white paint or fixtures, it's as timeless and crowd-pleasing a color combination as a beach house in Mykonos that will never go out of style, a dose of color that is nevertheless neutral enough to be something you'll be happy to live with for years.
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The Color of Water
Interior designer Jessica Risko Smith of JRS ID completed a historic restoration of this charming vintage-style blue and white bathroom using custom reproduction period tiles of a 1930s design and authentic period plumbing fixtures. Notes of black add a graphic touch that highlights the beautifully laid out blue tile accents and enhances the overall design of the room.Continue to 2 of 13 below.
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Dreamy Shades of Blue
In this dreamy bathroom from Decus Interiors, wall paint in Obsidian blue from Porter's Paints echoes the stunning, intricately veined Breccia Nera 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 an all-blue bathroom.Continue to 3 of 13 below.
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The royal blue wall in this classic bathroom provides crisp contrast against a white penny tile floor and white wall paneling. The assertive blue color provides a handsome canvas for gold accents like a gilded frame painting and vintage-style wall sconce and contrasts beautifully with the brick wall.Continue to 4 of 13 below.
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Vintage Blue Tile
In this beautifully preserved early 20th century bathroom in a late Victorian row house in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, two different vintage blue-and-white tiles complement a vintage sink and a stunning stained glass window with blue accents.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Blue 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. Pretty 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 pretty 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 6 of 13 below.
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The sleek straight lines of this somewhat cookie cutter contemporary bathroom are given a dose of charm with an oversize blue flowered tile on the wall above the sink. A solid blue large scale tile shower surround in a similar color provides interest and makes the use of color look intentional and cohesive.Continue to 7 of 13 below.
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A Flood of Blue
A loud, proud, high-spirited wash of bright electric blue floods the walls and floor of this contemporary bathroom. The attention-grabbing color has plenty of space to shine thanks to the oversized all-glass walk-in shower. To add visual interest, the wall opposite the sink and vanity is decorated with wallpaper in skinny stripes of varying shades of blue, creating a cheerful vibe that makes the chore of washing up a little more fun.Continue to 8 of 13 below.
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Textures of Turquoise
In this all-blue bathroom, pastel turquoise blue painted walls and a floor in a similar color add a fresh dose of color around the toilet area. A more saturated turquoise shade of wall and floor tiles around the adjoining sink adds texture and is a simple way to add tone-on-tone interest to a cookie cutter space that screams for bold color without tiling the entire room.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Blue Tinted Wood
To complement the large blue wall and floor tiles in this contemporary bathroom, a blue tinted wood vanity and floating wall shelves in a brighter shade add dimension and prove that you aren't limited to paint and tiling when adding blue notes to your bathroom decor scheme.Continue to 10 of 13 below.
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In this relaxing, spacious bathroom, tiles in a medium-toned turquoise blue anchor the double sink vanity and anchor the corner bathtub. To enhance the blue theme, a swath of pale blue on the ceiling above the tub creates a blue sky effect for a relaxing soak. They've added a third element of blue with bright turquoise bath towels. Bronze soap dishes above the vanity provide warmth and contrast.Continue to 11 of 13 below.
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Blue Mosaic Tile Floor
If you want to make a statement in an otherwise unremarkable space, consider coloring the floor with a dramatic dose of blue. A small mosaic tile floor in shades of blue that creates an overall cobalt effect gives this otherwise plain white-tiled bathroom life. A few wooden accents add warmth.Continue to 12 of 13 below.
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Color Block Blue
Color blocking the wall behind the sink in a strong royal blue paint color in this otherwise neutral bathroom provides a striking focal point. The contemporary space features sleek finishes and a pair of round mirrors shine against the saturated color.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Soft Blue Gray
Austin, Texas-based interior designer Erin Williamson used Blue Gray paint from Farrow & Ball for a hint of blue in this classically pretty room. She complemented it with a vintage chandelier and sink console, adding a marble top to an old table and drilling holes "to bring some charm to an otherwise simple bathroom," she says.