You can never go wrong with a touch of blue. Since it comes in a variety of hues — from rich and royal to pale or pungent — you will definitely find one to fit your style that is bound to add spunk to your space. You can use it on your walls, use it for just the trim, cover an entire room in blue wallpaper or just decorate with blue home accessories.
Look to these 29 blue rooms for an inspired take on how to decorate with the classic color.
Blue Bardiglio marble mimics the ripples of ocean waves in the master bath of a Northern New Jersey home. The tub by Kohler has fittings by Dornbracht.
The walls and carpet bring soft blue light into this Manhattan home. The wood-and-marble cabinets were commissioned by an artisan in India. The unique light fixture is by , and the appliances are by .
Multiple shades of blue decorate the unconventional living area of this São Paulo home. The sofa was found at a local auction, the Jean Prouvé chair is by Vitra, the hexagonal table and Berber rug are Moroccan, and the walls are painted in a custom color.
This bathroom in an Upstate New York home pulls in nautical touches with vintage ship lights, an antique sink, and a medicine cabinet made of reclaimed barnwood. The blue walls are waterproof Venetian plaster, and the floor is polished concrete.
The soft blue tone of Perspective adds a sense of calm to this Buenos Aires master bedroom. The bed is custom, the 19th-century settee is Gustavian, and the gilded bronze-and-leather side tables are by . The circa-1940 lamps by for Comte have custom parchment shades by , the 1920s glass pendant is Italian, and the carpet is by , the artwork is 19th-century Swedish.
Almost every room in an Oakland, California bungalow is infused with the color blue. In the master bedroom, the bed by is dressed with a duvet, the antique chest is English, the custom love seat is upholstered in a and the pendant light is from . The rug is an antique Heriz and the walls are painted in . Although everything is the shame shade, the blue room avoids being flat with a variety of patterns and textures.
In the same home, the guest room’s custom bed is upholstered in a arm chair.and the linens are by — all blue of course. The shades in this room get progressively darker as you get closer to the floor, with the Persian rug and navy blue
At an estate in Florence, Italy, blue is used as an accent against salmon colored walls. From the trim to the home decor, almost every other element is a bright blue. 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.
This Brooklyn townhouse is covered in wallpaper, and what better color than blue? The bold pattern makes a statement in the small powder room, where the shibori wallpaper is by and the mirror is by .
A rancher in Upstate New York got a glam upgrade starting with the royal blue walls in the master bedroom. In this blue room the walls are upholstered in a wool suiting, the ceiling is covered in a tea-leaf paper, the custom wool carpet is by and the artwork over the bed is by .
Blue gives this dining room in a Bridgehampton farmhouse a calming atmosphere. The chairs are covered in and fabrics. The trim is painted in Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore. The blue is broken up by the white and black curtains.
John Robshaw's colorful Connecticut kitchen has a settee by Richard Wrightman, the sinkfittings are by , the ceiling lights are by , the countertops are marble, and the custom dhurrie is by John Robshaw. The walls are painted in Rose Quartz and the cabinetry in Starry Night, both by Benjamin Moore.
In Madrid, the entry way of Manolo March's new apartment is covered in a custom silk velvet in a beautiful teal hue. While teal is the main color in this blue room, green and red accents make it pop.
This Manhattan apartment may be a rental, but decorator and textile designer consider it a permanent installation of personal treasures. The door is painted in with trim. The chair is Scottish Regency and the center artwork is by Robert Greene.
In a modern Mexican treehouse, the wall in the master bedroom is painted in Patagonia by Comex. The bedside lights are by . The bed, dresser and side tables in the master bedroom are by , and the Eames chair and ottoman are by Herman Miller.
In a northern New Jersey family's home, designer Nannette Brown blanketed the wife's study in deep blue, which trims walls paneled with custom-bade brass grilles. The sectional sofa is upholstered in a velvet with trim and the cocktail table is by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne.
Architect Cynthia Wang and designer Jamie Bush helped conjure this country cabin in Lake Tahoe with a touch of cool for a Silicon Valley family. In the modern master bedroom, the wall's blue-grey hue complements the cool-toned furniture: an armchair and stool by , upholstered in a , a side table by and a bench and dresser by . The drawing is by Ching Ho Cheng and the carpet is by .
In the Marrakech home of Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes, owners of , a blue-striped entry hall leads to the complementary dining room, which showcases blue zigzagged cement tiles of the owners' design. The vintage chairs are by and .
In Jane and Michael DeFlorio's gorgeous East Hampton house, designed by , the living room's walls are painted in a high gloss by Fine Paints of Europe to match Pantone's Legion Blue. The sofas, by Celerie Kemble for Henredon, are upholstered in a printed linen and the cocktail table is by Yves Klein. The ceiling is inset with a felt paper by Star, the midcentury chandelier is by and the rug is by .
The whimsical walls in this Southhampton cottage, belonging to fashion designer Lorry Newhouse, are saturated with blue patterns. The wallpaper in the bedroom and the fabric for the chair, bed skirts and curtains are by Rose Cumming. The coverlet and shams are by . The prints and mirror are Victorian.
In Newhouse's cottage, the dining room also embraces a soft blue as the base of its color palette. Painted Chippendale-style chairs surround a dining table covered with Marimekko fabric, and the striped rug is by .
In Ralph Lauren executive Buffy Birrittella's East Hampton home, the master bedroom's bed is dressed with linens and an antique American quilt with striking blue bursts. The bed itself is from the Sundance Catalog, while the blanket chest and Tramp Art mirror are vintage. The sconces are by Ralph Lauren Home and the bedside table is custom made.
In a New York City home decorated by interior designer , an aquamarine blue powder room makes a splash with its bold wallpaper from Secondhand Rose. The sconces are from and the sink is custom-made.
In this Brooklyn loft designed by barstools are from ., blue is the obvious star, from the sky-blue refrigerator by Müller Möbelfabrikation to the deep blue kitchen island, topped with a cast concrete counter. The
When a young couple with a New York City apartment needed to match her love of exuberant color and pattern with his more restrained aesthetic, acclaimed designer came to the rescue, covering the entry walls in a blue that is sophisticated yet still makes a splash. The side table is from Argentina, a vintage settee is upholstered in a leather and the Renoir portrait is a family heirloom.
In the same New York City apartment designed by Papachristidis, the husband's office is personalized with a muted blue sisal-blend paper. The steel desk by John Vesey was found at an auction and the lamp is from .
In this Pacific Palisades home, designed by , which pulls off the relaxed California lifestyle blended with Art Deco glamour, the kitchen walls and island are painted in a soft grey-blue. The kitchen stove is by and the Carrara marble tiles are by . The 1920s pendant lights came from , and the barstools are from .
Designer furniture and art dealer Ralph Pucci recruited Long Island, New York beach house. In the home's blue guest room, a bed is dressed in bedding by . The Bertoia chair is paired with a vintage Indonesian desk, and the photograph is by .to design his
In a midtown Manhattan apartment, the pastel blue walls make abstract drawings by Anna Maria Maiolino pop. A h, deep blue rug makes for a soft exit from bed in the morning.