18 Navy Blue Bathroom Ideas

Navy bathroom wall with matching clawfoot tub

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Of all the spaces in the home that you can decorate, is it weird that the bathrooms might be our favorite? These small rooms—especially powder rooms and half baths—can inspire so much creativity and whimsy, mostly because they feel a bit separate from the rest of the house. We love using big swaths of color, wallpaper, and quirky art to make bathrooms and powder rooms feel unique and sophisticated.

Right now, our favorite way to add color and contrast to a bathroom is by incorporating elements of navy blue—whether that's an opaque coat of paint, a printed wallpaper, a small accent or a tile element.

Ahead, we'll show you eighteen ways you can use navy blue in your bathroom for an elegant and eye-catching aesthetic. This navy blue vanity and mirror combination from Fox Hollow Cottage is a great inspiration starting point.

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    White and Navy Floral Wallpaper

    navy and white floral wallpaper

    Maite Granda

    It's hard to express just how much we love this simple floral wallpaper spotted from Maite Granda. Done in navy and crisp white shades, it's sophisticated and feminine without being too girly or traditional. 

    It provides a perfect backdrop for his and hers sinks with mixed materials—the faucets are done in silver and steel, while the vanity has a wood finish. This mix looks welcoming and casual, perfect for a beach house or second bathroom in any home.

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    Navy Tile Floor

    navy tile bathroom floor

    Britt Design Studio

    This gorgeous bathroom scene from Britt Design Studio is proof positive that few color combos pop, like white and navy. The white window treatment, walls, and vanity set off the rich navy tile floors in such an inviting way. The tile pattern adds just a touch of artistic, almost preppy energy.

    On its own, this design scheme is simple and striking. But if you're looking for a way to take this kind of look to a more playful, personalized state—try adding a colorful bath mat, some colorful framed artwork, or even hand towels in a complementary color like mustard yellow, pink, or sky blue. 

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    Paint Just the Door Navy Blue

    bathroom with navy door

    Design and Photo: Malcom Simmons for Emily Henderson Design

    We love the subtle addition of a navy blue bathroom door that we found via Style By Emily Henderson. This particular hue, which is somewhat muted while also being a bit shiny, works well with this bathroom's gold hardware, stone, and subway tile features.

    RELATED: 16 Beautiful Bathrooms With Subway Tile

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    Blue Elaborate Wallpaper

    bathroom rom blue pattern wallpaper and gold ornate mirror

    Britt Design Studio

    We spotted this stunning jewel of a room designed by Britt Design Studio and can't look away. The delicate, elaborate pattern of light blue designs overlaying a navy blue backdrop feels oh so elegant, and we can't even imagine how luxurious it must feel to get ready looking in this stunning ornate gold mirror.

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    A Navy Blue Accent Chair

    bathroom with navy blue accent chair

    Michelle Berwick Design

    A pop of color can make all the difference in a clean, crisp mostly-white bathroom. Filled with beautiful natural light, this master bath from Michelle Berwick Design is given a touch of whimsy and style thanks to a bright navy accent chair.

    What ties this striking chair together with the room is the playful tile. In a room that's so focused on simplicity, a bold accent piece will quickly become your favorite element.

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    Blue and White All Over

    navy blue and white bathroom

    Becca Interiors

    Navy and white work together on a large scale, but we especially love how they play together in a mix of textures in a small area, like this bathroom wall we discovered via Becca Interiors. Thanks to an artful mix of wallpaper, marble vanity counter, and brass hardware, this bathroom's interpretation of the classic navy-and-white combination is fresh and unique. 

    You can make this idea your own simply by finding your own way to combine multiple pieces that feature navy and white. Look for a wallpaper with microprint or even a stripe, and even consider painting the baseboards a navy hue. White towels with a navy monogram will add softness, and if you're really up for a makeover, covering half the wall in a glossy navy subway tile will make this bathroom look truly spectacular.

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    Whimsical Navy Wallpaper

    navy bathroom with orange print wallpaper

    K Shan Design

    This inviting bathroom from K Shan Design is made all the more swoon-worthy because of the playful wallpaper featuring navy tree leaves and vibrant oranges surrounding the shower comprised of white subway tiles. 

    What's most appealing about this setup is the cheerful feel of the wallpaper print paired with framed art and vintage rattan statement light piece. Everywhere you turn, the space has something new to capture your attention.

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    Painted Navy Blue Cabinets or Vanity

    bathroom with navy vanity

    Charlie Interior Design

    Another way to add navy blue to your bathroom is to paint the cabinets or vanity. This his-and-her setup from Charlie Interior Design looks fresh and inviting, thanks to the sleek white countertops and white walls. Our favorite element of this design scheme is actually the vintage silver faucets and how nicely they pop against the subway tile backsplash.

    The overall effect in this bathroom is traditional and grown-up, even a tad preppy. We could see this combination of silver, navy, and white working well in a beach house or any classic New England-style home.

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    Moody Navy Combination

    dark and moody navy bathroom

    Mary Patton Design

    Navy and white (and frankly, most light neutral colors) are such a strong color combo. However, pairing navy with darker shades can open up plenty of possibilities, like in this bathroom by Mary Patton Design.

    This muted navy wallpaper has a much softer look than a bright, glossy blue. Also of note is the pairing of dark gray geometric shapes along with the deep blue. Altogether, this color combination in a bathroom is cozy, inviting, and even slightly masculine. 

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    Navy Color Design on Half the Wall

    bathroom with blue pattern wallpaper

    D Burns Interiors

    If you aren't wanting to cover the entire wall with navy, you can opt for something a bit more understated, like in this bathroom by D Burns Interiors. The blue leafy print makes up the upper half of the design, with white panel wainscotting for the lower half. The result feels traditional and timeless.

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    Navy Blue Mirror Frame

    bathroom with decorative navy blue mirror

    JK Interior Living

    We are all for a statement piece, and this bathroom by JK Interior Living certainly delivers. Despite being the only navy object in the room, this whimsical mirror is the star of the bathroom, effortlessly popping against the white backdrop.

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    Navy Blue Wood Panneling

    bathroom with navy wainscotting

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

    Navy and white come together again in this bathroom by Emily Henderson. The crisp, white clawfoot bathtub looks remarkable when contrasted with the dark wood paneling behind it—in a regal shade of navy, no less. The marble-esque tile on the floor only adds elegance to the space.

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    Navy Accent Wall Art

    bathroom with navy wood panel wall

    Michelle Berwick Design

    Another striking example of navy blue wood panels is used in this bathroom by Michelle Berwick Design. In addition to the accent wall and white accents, some smaller framed pieces of art, also including the blue hue, help liven up the space.

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    Navy Feature Wall

    bathroom with navy wain scotting on one wall

    Margaret Wright Interior + Lifestyle Photography

    While some bathrooms may keep their accent walls behind their vanity, we love this approach captured by Margaret Wright Interior + Lifestyle Photography. The navy blue accent is on the left wall, contrasting the rest of the white subway tile covering the remaining part of the bathroom. Adding a few pegs to the navy makes it an ideal place to hang towels that is functional yet chic.

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    Bring in the Blue

    navy bathroom

    Tyler Karu Design

    This bathroom by Tyler Karu Design doesn't hold back on the navy—and we love it. Combining the navy and white pattern tile with solid navy paint on the lower half of the wall is already a striking impression, but the addition of modern art on the wall that uses the same hues? Brilliant.

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    Navy Features

    historic navy bathroom

    Tyler Karu Design

    This traditional style bathroom designed by Tyler Karu Design opted to use navy in an underrated way—the trim and doors are painted with the deep, rich hue. Paired with the marble sink and silver faucets, the space is a class act, indeed.

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    Navy Shower Tile

    navy tile shower

    Victoria Bell Design

    In a bathroom designed by Victoria Bell Design, this shower boasts stunning, picket tiles in various blue shades. The result appears almost glimmering, and with a white penny tile insert installed in the center, there is plenty of visual interest.

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    Navy Paint With Square Tile

    navy bathroom with white square tile

    White Sands

    This bathroom by White Sands uses navy in the form of paint on the upper half of the wall, with square white subway tile making up the lower half. The application of the navy paint appears artistic, almost cloudy and gives the space a modern feel.