46 Blue Rooms That Prove This Color Works Anywhere

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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

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    house.of.fox / Instagram

    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.

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    Go Light Blue in the Kitchen

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    erinkestenbaum / Instagram

    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.

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    Pair Blue and Pink

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    halfpaintedhouse / Instagram

    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.

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    Experiment With Wallpaper

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    longburnhouse / Instagram

    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.

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    Use Navy Blue

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    the_house_we_wished_for / Instagram

    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.

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    Add Wall Texture

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    nest_number_9 / Instagram

    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.

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    Go Bold With Teal

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    thelittlegoldhouse / Instagram

    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.

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    Sprinkle in Gold Accents

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    Design by mowerymarsharchitects / Photo by haris.kenjar

    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.

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    Paint the Built-Ins Periwinkle

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    thehousethatcolourbuilt / Instagram

    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.

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    Try a Blue Accent Wall

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    fixingupnumbertwelve / Instagram

    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.

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    Use Midcentury Style

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    our_leyburn_home / Instagram

    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.

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    Paint the Bookcase

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    everyday_modern_life / Instagram

    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.

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    Consider Blue in the Dining Room

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    Design by lisaflemingdesign / Photo by raquellangworthy.photo

    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.

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    Paint the Sky

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    hudson_and_harlow / Instagram

    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.

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    Layer Different Shades

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    tasha.kaleidoscope / Instagram

    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.

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    Choose a Moody Coastal Palette

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    Design by Desiree Burns Interiors

    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.

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    Flood the Kitchen

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    Fantastic Frank

    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.

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    Go Traditional

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    Design by Tyler Karu Design and Interiors / Photo by Erin Little

    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.

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    Paint the Shiplap

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    Design by Louis Duncan-He Designs / Photo by Heather Dunbar

    Painting the shiplap wall behind the bed in an electric blue shade adds a modern edge to this bedroom from Louis Duncan-He Designs.

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    Use an Antique Shade

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    Design by deVOL Kitchens

    This charming English kitchen from deVOL Kitchens is painted in a powdery antique matte blue that complements the classic architecture.

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    Choose a Silver Tone

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    Fantastic Frank

    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.

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    Paint the Fireplace

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    Design by Mary Patton Interiors

    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.

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    Mix But Don't Match

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    Design by Tyler Karu Design and Interiors / Photo by Erin Little

    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.

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    Use a Single Accent

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    Design by Louis Duncan-He Designs / Photo by Heather Dunbar

    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.

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    Pair It Up

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    Design by Mary Patton Interiors

    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.

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    Paint It Matte

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    Design by Michelle Berwick Design

    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.

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    Add Bright Contrasts

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    Design by Mary Patton Interiors

    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.

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    Unify a Dual-Purpose Space

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    Design by Kate Marker Interiors / Photo by Stoffer Photography

    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.

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    Mix With Hot Pink

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    Design by Erin Williamson Design

    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.

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    Paint the Wainscoting

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    Design by Tyler Karu Design and Interiors / Photo by Erin Little

    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.

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    Pair Dark and Light Tones

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    Design by Louis Duncan-He Designs / Photo by Genevieve Renee Photography

    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.

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    Go Wall to Wall

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    Home Made By Carmona

    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.

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    Go Deep

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    Design by Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Zeke Ruelas

    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.

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    Use Light Blue for Your Gallery Wall

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    Design by Louis Duncan-He Designs / Photo by Genevieve Renee Photography

    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.

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    Paint the Nursery

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    Design by Erin Williamson Design

    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.

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    Mix Ice Blue Tile With Navy Paint

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Margaret Austin Photo

    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.

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    Say It With Wallpaper

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    Casa Watkins Living

    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.

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    Paint the Wall Behind the TV Dark Blue

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    Design by Louis Duncan-He Designs / Photo by Genevieve Renee Photography

    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.

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    Pair With Copper Tones

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    Design by Tyler Karu Design and Interiors / Photo by Erin Little

    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.

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    Add Moroccan Influences

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    Design by Michelle Boudreau Design

    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.

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    Choose a Soothing Midtone Shade

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    Design by Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    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.

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    Accent With Gold

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    Design by Tyler Karu / Photo by Erin Little

    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.

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    Try Blue Bedding

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    Fantastic Frank

    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.

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    Keep It Cool

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    Design by Whitney Parkinson Design

    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

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    Design by Brexton Cole Interiors

    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.

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    Play With Patterns

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    Design by Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    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.