There are few colors that are both as timeless and as trendy as blue. Blue is one of those hues that is so versatile that you could theoretically use it in every room in your house and never get bored. While a blue room can be a relaxing, tranquil space, it can also lend a bold look or a moody feel, depending on the shade.
If you are looking for some blue inspiration, click through these blue rooms that show off the color in all its versatility and splendor.
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Use Muted Tones
This living room from house.of.fox is a great example of how blue can look both classic and traditional, but also trendy and modern. A muted, darker shade of blue (think Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue) is a great shade to create a simple palette that works well with neutrals such as gray or white.Continue to 2 of 46 below.
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Go Light Blue in the Kitchen
This kitchen from erinkestenbaum features a dusty blue that is the perfect alternative to a standard white kitchen. Blue is a great color choice to add a punch of personality to your kitchen while still maintaining a neutral and subtle look. Pair with light countertops and backsplash for a classic style and feel.Continue to 3 of 46 below.
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Pair Blue and Pink
If you're hunting for a perfect color to pair with your blue walls, consider a dusty pink as seen in this lovely room from halfpaintedhouse. Pink and blue are a lovely alternative to a blue-and-white color palette and work well in an eclectic space. Opt for colors with similar undertones (think two cool, muted shades) so they don't compete for attention in your space.Continue to 4 of 46 below.
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Experiment With Wallpaper
If you haven't used wallpaper in your house, now is a perfect time to play around with a graphic, bold pattern. The whimsical blue wallpaper in this space from longburnhouse provides a calming, tranquil feel to the room, and the fun pattern adds an instant focal point.Continue to 5 of 46 below.
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Use Navy Blue
It's no secret that blue is a popular choice for a kid's bedroom, but this room from the_house_we_wished_for proves exactly why. The deep navy shade paired with the lighter neutrals gives this room a lovely contrast.Continue to 6 of 46 below.
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Add Wall Texture
A textured wall like this one from nest_number_9 is eye-catching on its own, but add a coat of light blue paint it becomes a work of art all by itself.Continue to 7 of 46 below.
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Go Bold With Teal
Blue is one of those shades that can feel funky and bold or quiet and subtle, depending on the shade. This bright room from thelittlegoldhouse features a luscious, rich shade of teal that, when paired with a rich orange, feels vintage and eclectic. If you want to experiment with a bolder shade of blue, start with an accent wall or a nook.Continue to 8 of 46 below.
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Sprinkle in Gold Accents
Gold and blue are a perfect classic color combo that works wonderfully in a kitchen or a bathroom. This trendy blue bathroom from mowerymarsharchitects not only does the navy trend well but it also incorporates gold finishes that look beautiful when paired with this deep shade of cool blue.Continue to 9 of 46 below.
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Paint the Built-Ins Periwinkle
This bedroom from thehousethatcolourbuilt features a built-in wardrobe painted a lovely shade of periwinkle blue. Painting a built-in unit can help create a uniform look in your space and even create an instant focal point. Try painting a bookshelf or a fireplace a shade of blue that pops for an easy makeover with a lot of personality.Continue to 10 of 46 below.
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Try a Blue Accent Wall
An accent wall is a great way to add visual interest to any room in your house, like this living room from fixingupnumbertwelve. Navy is a wonderful choice for an accent wall because it's a strong hue that can stand alone, but still feels classic and pairs wonderfully with nearly any other decor in your space.Continue to 11 of 46 below.
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Use Midcentury Style
If you're into midcentury modern decor, blue is a great shade to incorporate, like the muted greenish-blue shade used in this bedroom from our_leyburn_home that plays wonderfully with the furniture and accessories. Opt for a dusty or muted shade to complement vintage pieces.Continue to 12 of 46 below.
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Paint the Bookcase
Adding built-in bookshelves to your den or living room is a great way to instantly add functionality and a space to display objects and decor. This den from everyday_modern_life features a built-in painted in a cool blue shade that adds depth to the space.Continue to 13 of 46 below.
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Consider Blue in the Dining Room
Navy is a traditional color for a dining space because it lends a formal feel that doesn't feel stuffy or overdressed. Try a deep navy like this one from lisaflemingdesign. Pairing it with natural wood or white accessories gives it a coastal, timeless vibe.Continue to 14 of 46 below.
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Paint the Sky
This space-themed room from hudson_and_harlow is the perfect inspiration for your next kids' room makeover. Between the hanging solar system and the cloud murals on the wall, this is one of the most creative uses of blue in a child's room we've ever seen.Continue to 15 of 46 below.
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Layer Different Shades
This beautiful dining room from tasha.kaleidoscope mixes different shades of blue throughout the space to give it texture and create visual interest. Pair a deep blue wall with lighter shades of blue throughout the space.Continue to 16 of 46 below.
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Choose a Moody Coastal Palette
This calming bedroom from Desiree Burns Interiors is a study in tonal blues and shades of white notes that give it a moody coastal cottage vibe.Continue to 17 of 46 below.
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Flood the Kitchen
In this Scandinavian kitchen from Fantastic Frank, a cool shade of medium-toned matte blue is washed over the flat-front European-style cabinetry, backsplash, and lower cabinetry to create a seamless, polished feel that drenches the kitchen in color while maintaining a sleek Nordic vibe.Continue to 18 of 46 below.
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Assertive royal blue wall paint, framed artwork, a taxidermy bird, and formal furniture create a traditional atmosphere in this sitting area from Tyler Karu Design and Interiors.Continue to 19 of 46 below.
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Paint the Shiplap
Painting the shiplap wall behind the bed in an electric blue shade adds a modern edge to this bedroom from Louis Duncan-He Designs.Continue to 20 of 46 below.
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Use an Antique Shade
This charming English kitchen from deVOL Kitchens is painted in a powdery antique matte blue that complements the classic architecture.Continue to 21 of 46 below.
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Choose a Silver Tone
This Scandinavian bedroom from Fantastic Frank is washed in cool pale shades of silvery blue and gray that create a chill vibe that invites relaxation.Continue to 22 of 46 below.
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Paint the Fireplace
Mary Patton Interiors painted the imposing wood fireplace in a glossy shade of peacock blue that complements the cognac leather and wood accents in the room and echoes the blue color scheme carried throughout the home.Continue to 23 of 46 below.
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Mix But Don't Match
Painting adjoining spaces in different shades of blue will create variation and interest while maintaining cohesion, like this hallway and sitting room from Tyler Karu Design and Interiors.Continue to 24 of 46 below.
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Use a Single Accent
An easy way to add some color to a neutral interior without making over the whole house is to introduce strong color accents in concentrated doses. A saturated turquoise rug adds energy and memorable color to this home office from Louis Duncan-He Designs.Continue to 25 of 46 below.
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Pair It Up
In this whimsical twin room from Mary Patton Interiors, robin's egg blue walls make a nice backdrop for airy canopy bed frames, while a blue-green overdyed rug on the floor adds vibrancy.Continue to 26 of 46 below.
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Paint It Matte
Medium-toned matte navy blue custom cabinetry gives this kitchen from Michelle Berwick Design a tailored look that pairs well with shiny gold-toned fixtures, deep navy velvet upholstered bar stools, and pale stone countertops and wood accents.Continue to 27 of 46 below.
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Add Bright Contrasts
Saturated blue walls create a relaxing backdrop for this family room from Mary Patton Interiors. Bold patterns on the pouf and windows shades, and bright color accents on the wall and the upholstery give the room a lively, family-friendly feel.Continue to 28 of 46 below.
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Unify a Dual-Purpose Space
In this long galley-style combination mud and laundry room, Kate Marker Interiors created continuity with deep saturated blue paint on cabinetry, shiplap walls, and the casing around the appliances that unifies the dual-purpose space.Continue to 29 of 46 below.
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Mix With Hot Pink
Vibrant blue walls add personality to this midcentury modern remodel from Erin Williamson Design, making the curvy white sofa and midcentury wall art pop. A hot pink vintage patterned rug adds contrast and another colorful layer to the mix.Continue to 30 of 46 below.
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Paint the Wainscoting
A fresh coat of blue paint on the wainscoting of this historic Maine bathroom renovation from Tyler Karu Design and Interiors highlights the wood trim and complements the patterned floor tile and wall art.Continue to 31 of 46 below.
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Pair Dark and Light Tones
Using two tones of blue on the arched details of this dining room from Louis Duncan-He Designs creates depth that highlights the room's curves and creates a sense of depth that makes the space feel more dimensional. Mustard accents provide contrast.Continue to 32 of 46 below.
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Go Wall to Wall
Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona painted the far wall in her living room in a dark blue that helps camouflage the wall-mounted TV while adding a grounding element to the all-white space that feels relaxing and soothing.Continue to 33 of 46 below.
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One of the advantages of working from home is being able to paint your walls in any shade you want. This handsome home office from Emily Henderson Design has deep blue walls that have an enveloping feel that promotes focus and concentration and complements the live edge desk and leather armchair.Continue to 34 of 46 below.
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Use Light Blue for Your Gallery Wall
You can paint an accent or gallery wall in any color that you want, but this one from Louis Duncan-He Designs makes the case for using a light shade of blue that creates contrast with black-framed prints and photographs and black accents.Continue to 35 of 46 below.
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Paint the Nursery
This kids room from Erin Williamson Design has saturated blue wall paint that will help little ones feel calm and centered, while a ruby red area rug adds an unexpected twist.Continue to 36 of 46 below.
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Mix Ice Blue Tile With Navy Paint
This light-flooded kitchen from Cathie Hong Interiors mixes gleaming ice blue backsplash tile with matte navy paint on the island that helps animate the space, a mix of midcentury modern and farmhouse styles.Continue to 37 of 46 below.
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Say It With Wallpaper
This small laundry room from Casa Watkins Living comes to life with bold patterned wallpaper in shades of blue that gives the utilitarian space a refreshing dose of bohemian style.Continue to 38 of 46 below.
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Paint the Wall Behind the TV Dark Blue
Louis Duncan-He Designs painted the wall above the fireplace mantel in dark blue to help camouflage the flatscreen TV, painting the walls above the built-ins on either side in a paler shade as a backdrop for colorful art.Continue to 39 of 46 below.
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Pair With Copper Tones
This historic house dining room from Tyler Karu Design and Interiors has an old world feel, with saturated royal blue wall paint, a formal dining table, and a copper-toned ceiling that adds contrast and relief and will glow when the candles are lit.Continue to 40 of 46 below.
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Add Moroccan Influences
This spacious living room from Michelle Boudreau Design uses bold shades of blue and Moroccan-inspired pattern and tile to create a statement feature wall that sets the tone for the rest of the room.Continue to 41 of 46 below.
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Choose a Soothing Midtone Shade
This bathroom from Emily Henderson Design has milky matte blue walls that create a tranquil feel and provide a backdrop for both modern appliances and vintage art.Continue to 42 of 46 below.
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Accent With Gold
Gold accents on the modern chandelier and gilded picture frame of this dining room from Tyler Karu Design and Interiors pop like beams of sunlight against the midnight blue walls.Continue to 43 of 46 below.
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Try Blue Bedding
This cozy bedroom from Fantastic Frank has wood accents, slanted ceilings, calming blue wall paint, and shades of blue on the bedding that helps to create a whole blue mood.Continue to 44 of 46 below.
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Keep It Cool
In this functional, spacious laundry room from Whitney Parkinson Design, traditional Shaker cabinetry painted in a luminous light blue provides a hint of color. Silver cabinet pulls and a stainless steel portable island base creates a fresh and cool feel that suits the space.
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Make It Dreamy
This bedroom from Brexton Cole Interiors pairs a dreamy shade of pale blue on the walls with white trim and beige and black accents to create a quietly elegant feel.Continue to 46 of 46 below.
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Play With Patterns
This playroom from Emily Henderson Design mixes a range of solid shades and patterns of blue to create a laid back but stylish space that kids and adults alike can feel good in and enjoy.