Though it's the world's favorite color, blue can be difficult to pull off — unless you have the right inspiration. Read on for just that.
Emmy Rossum's New York bedroom boasts a bed by that is fitted with a mattress by and dressed in . The sconce is by , the chest is by and the rug is from .
The guest room’s custom bed in an Oakland home is upholstered in a , the linens are by , the floor lamp is by , the rug is Persian and the glitter-on-canvas artwork is by .
In the master bedroom of a palatial Florence estate, the bed coronet and curtains are of an stripe, the rectangular mirror is late-18th-century Venetian and the walls are painted in custom colors.
Almost every room in an Oakland, California bungalow is infused with the color blue. In the master bedroom, the bed by Room & Board is dressed with a Libeco duvet, the antique chest is English, the custom love seat is upholstered in a China Seas fabric and the George Nelson pendant light is from . The rug is an antique Heriz and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Anchor Gray. Although everything is the shame shade, the blue room avoids being flat with a variety of patterns and textures.
This East Hamptons home celebrates vivid color in every room, and the children's room is no exception. The bunk beds are by Pottery Barn Kids and dressed in bedding by Sferra. The wallpaper is by Ralph Lauren Home, the rug is by Dash & Albert, and the ceiling is painted in Benjamin Moore's American Cheese.
A rancher in Upstate New York got a glam upgrade starting with the royal blue walls in the master bedroom, upholstered in a Ralph Lauren wool suiting. The ceiling is covered in a Stark tea-leaf paper, the custom wool carpet is by Hokanson and the artwork over the bed is by Richard Serra.
In the master bedroom of a mid-century abode in Ibiza, the walnut-and-metal bed is a custom design and the Gio Ponti floor tiles in the hallway were commissioned for the house. The space is minimalist and quite sparse, except for the royal blue bedding that gives the room some very stylish personality.
Blue is the key to keeping an array of patterns consistent in this Southampton cottage belonging to fashion designer Lorry Newhouse. The wallpaper and the fabric for the chair, bed skirts and curtains are by . The prints and mirror are Victorian, and the coverlet and shams are by .
Though typically considered a cool color, blue creates a warm, inviting space in Ralph Lauren executive Buffy Birrittella's East Hampton home. The bed, from the Sundance Catalog, is dressed in linens and an antique American quilt. The bedside table is custom made.
Blue appears in subtle touches in the master bedroom of Christopher Gow's home, where an icy blue wall lays the foundation for a curated space. The blue shag rug is from Turkey, the drawings are by Anna Maria Maiolino and the bed is covered with an Indonesian ikat.
In this Los Angeles home, blue is paired with a white slate for a striking aesthetic that is also calm and relaxed. The sheets and blanket are by Linens, the pillow is covered in an 18th-century embroidered silk and the rug is by .
In this master bedroom, designed by , blue is juxtaposed with purple for an exuberant look. The blue and purple rug is a custom design, the bed is upholstered in a fabric and dressed in bedding by .
The founders of tile firm created this playful bedroom with a striking blue wall for their five-year-old daughter. The blue floor tiles are , the pendant light is by and the vintage chair is by .
A modern Mexican treehouse is home to a master bedroom characterized by an accent wall of blue — painted in Patagonia by Comex. The bedside lights are by , as are the Eames chair and ottoman, while the bed, dresser and side tables are by .
Designer created a soft blue palette in this Long Island guest room, where a bed is dressed in bedding by , the Bertoia chair is paired with a vintage Indonesian desk and the photograph is by .
This joyful bedroom designed for 's son in an East Hampton home features electrifying shades of blue from the walls to the bed and pendant. The zebra painting is by Andy Warhol.
In fashion designer Veronica Swanson Beard's weekend retreat in Long Island, blue appears subtly in the master bedroom on the walls, but is necessary for calming the wild patterns throughout the rest of the space. The strié walls are hand-painted, the bed and coronet are upholstered in an floral and dressed in linens by , and the French chaise and Turkish kilim are antique.
In a Manhattan apartment belonging to decorator , blue serves as a canvas in which the collector tells a curated design story. The custom oak-and-cane bed in the master bedroom is dressed with , the vintage leather chesterfield is from a Paris flea market and the circa-1890 bedside lamps are Swedish.
In this Houston home, designer J. Randall Powers worked blue into the master bedroom with soft touches. The bed is upholstered in a , also used for the curtains, the console is a family heirloom, the French chair is circa-1780 and the wallpaper is by .
In a Tahoe retreat, the blue of the master bedroom complements the green landscape just outside the window. The wall is painted in (which, while being a neutral, catches a blue tone in this room), the carpet is by , and the drawing is by Ching Ho Cheng.
A home in Bedford, New York features a guest room that incorporates blue into a rustic aesthetic. The custom beds are dressed with spreads from , the chair is from , and the late-17th-century table is French. The blue curtains are of a cotton and the rug is a vintage Indian dhurrie.
Just a breath of blue evokes the sea outdoors in this home on the island of Capri. An installation of porcelain roses by is above the bed. The marble tub is antique, and the floor is paved with travertine tiles.
In a Tahoe home, a children's room features blue custom-made bunk beds and bedding by . The pillows are by and the shag rug is by .
In a Park Avenue apartment designed by , the stunning blue wallpaper is hand-painted by . The blue curtains are of a silk linen by .
This Hollywood Hills home's master bedroom features denim blue touches. The bed is dressed with linens by , the window-seat cushion is from and the vintage rug is from .
Blue takes on an explorative nature in this little boy's room in a Manhattan home designed by . Ships and compasses in the blue wallpaper allude to adventure, while the striped flooring lends a classic touch.
Yellow and blue play off of each other in a game of warmth and coolness in this Upper East Side home. The blue wallpaper is from and the curtains are of a fabric. The writing table is from the 1940s.