Ask a group of people what their favorite color is, and chances are, the majority will answer blue. Surveys all over the world are in agreement—blue is the most popular color. It's even more of a star in the bedroom, thanks to its inherently soothing, tranquil vibe that helps people feel more peaceful and fall asleep faster. Take a peek at the lovely bedroom from designer Phoebe Howard shown here. You cannot help but feel about good going to bed in such a lovely space. You, too, can incorporate some of these ideas to decorate your own perfect bedroom in blue.
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The Perfect Blue for Bedroom Walls
A slightly grayed mid-tone blue is just about the most relaxing color you can choose for the bedroom. Add in some pretty touches, like a mirrored dresser and beautiful light fixture in this bedroom from Sarah Gallop Design Inc., and you have a space that is dreamy even while you are awake.Continue to 2 of 24 below.
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Chinoiserie is a classic pattern—it is very popular in provincial French country design and shows off various scenes of life in long-ago China as imagined by Europeans. In this elegant bedroom from Massucco Warner, the blue and white chinoiserie wallpaper is Summer Palace from Osborne & Little.Continue to 3 of 24 below.
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Decorate with Blue and Green
One of the most popular colors to pair with blue is green. Both are cool, serene hues, and because they sit next to each other on the color wheel, they complement each other perfectly, so no fear of clashing. Here, a watery mid-tone blue is lovely behind a sage green bed. This bedroom is from Jennifer Flanders Interior Design.Continue to 4 of 24 below.
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Match Blue with Orange for High Contrast
Sometimes, you can get tired of playing it safe with your decor. And that is usually where color comes in. How about matching bright turquoise walls with complementary blues from the color wheel? Vibrant orange provides hot contrast to blue's coolness, adding lots of drama to this spectacular room from Kendall Wilkinson Design. The chandelier, ornate mirror, mural, and sexy zebra bench are the crowning touches to this fabulous space.Continue to 5 of 24 below.
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One Step Below Black on Your Bedroom Walls
Black bedroom walls were once unthinkable, but now are rather chic. If you want to try the trend, but prefer something a little less goth, go with a navy blue so dark, it almost appears to be black in the right light. This room from Brian Watford Interiors shows you how great it looks.Continue to 6 of 24 below.
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Blue Floral Wallpaper in the Bedroom
Floral wallpaper is a classic look, but today's florals are nothing like the fussy, small-scale prints your grandma loved. This bedroom from Alexandra Kaehler Designs works in a touch of the Hollywood Regency design style with the mirrored nightstands, but it's the unexpected blue floral wallpaper that is the star here.Continue to 7 of 24 below.
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Analogous Color Schemes
Want to decorate with a lot of colors, but fear you will clash or do it wrong? Then choose three analogous colors—these are colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel, such as the blue, purple, and green in this cute and colorful bedroom from Lucy and Company—and you are guaranteed great results. If you love the bold wallpaper on the accent wall, it is called Leaf from Harlequin.Continue to 8 of 24 below.
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Blue Gets Eclectic
If you cannot decide on one style of decor, mix things up a bit. Do you love color and plenty of pattern? Then your decorating style might be more on the eclectic side, and you'll probably love this bedroom from Absolutely Beautiful Things. The wonderful blue and white wallpaper is called Round and Round the Garden from Porter's.Continue to 9 of 24 below.
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Pale Blue Serenity
Want the ease of white but not the lack of color? Then you cannot go wrong with the softest wash of pale blue. Match it with white furniture and bedding, and your design with serenity in mind is complete.Continue to 10 of 24 below.
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Blue and Brown in the Bedroom
Blue and brown is another classic color combo; it's masculine and yet appeals to women. It is sophisticated but not pretentious, traditional but not stuffy. This room from Jamie Herzlinger combines bold pattern on the walls and carpet, yet it is fairly subdued throughout the rest of the space.Continue to 11 of 24 below.
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Blue Gets Glamorous
While blue is generally chosen for its relaxing properties, there is no reason it cannot be used in a glamorous bedroom, as well. In this romantic and glamorous space from Summer Thornton Design, a tufted velvet turquoise bed is the lead star, while the gorgeous wallpaper and chandelier deserve awards for their supporting roles.Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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Blue Pastels Are so Peaceful
Pastel blue, especially in the watery, greenish tints used in this beautiful cottage bedroom from Jack Fhillips Design, is so restful and easy on the eyes and the spirit. To make your bedroom even more of a welcoming space, treat yourself to a fresh bouquet of flowers, just like in this room.Continue to 14 of 24 below.
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Blue and White Is a Classic Decorating Palette
One of the most popular color combinations in the bedroom—or any room of the house, really—is blue and white. In this bedroom from Plum Interiors, a mix of blues and different patterns grab the eye. The deep blue headboard and footboard serves as the room's focal point.Continue to 15 of 24 below.
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Use Navy Instead of Black in the Bedroom
Black furniture is expected, but navy blue shakes things up a bit while keeping the same level of sophistication. In this stylish room from Chango & Co., a navy blue bed steals the spotlight.Continue to 16 of 24 below.
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Turquoise Walls in the Primary Bedroom
Looking for a color that manages to combine sophistication with a somewhat tropical flair? Then the watery shade of turquoise shown here should suit you just fine. The mid-tone blue adds a fun touch of color to a room that is otherwise quite traditional.Continue to 18 of 24 below.
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Beach Cottage Bedroom
Blue is of course the color of the ocean, so it makes sense that a beach cottage bedroom would be decorated in this favorite hue. Here, Whitten Architects chose a palette of turquoise, navy, mid-blue, and sea glass green.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Cornflower Blue Is a Happy Hue
Blue is generally considered a peaceful, relaxed color, but if you are looking for a cheerful tint of this popular hue, consider cornflower. It is almost bright, but not quite; pretty, and yet not overly sweet; happy, and yet not too stimulating.Continue to 23 of 24 below.
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Use Blue Wallpaper for an Accent Wall
A gorgeous wallpaper makes it so easy to liven up your bedroom, whether you choose to paper all four walls or simply turn the wall at the head of your bed into an accent wall, as in this gorgeous space from Turquoise. The wallpaper is Family Tree from Ferm Living.Continue to 24 of 24 below.
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Turquoise and Lime for a Teen Girl's Bedroom
Looking for the perfect palette for a teen girl's bedroom? Lime green and turquoise hit the spot, as beautifully demonstrated in this nod to retro from Muse Interiors.
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