Decorating the Bedroom in Blue
Ask a group of people what their favorite color is, and chances are, the majority will answer blue. Surveys all over the world are in agreement—blue is the most popular color.
It’s even more of a star in the bedroom, however, thanks to its inherently soothing, tranquil vibe that helps people feel more peaceful and fall asleep faster. Just take a peek at the lovely bedroom from designer Phoebe Howard shown here. Who wouldn’t feel good going to bed in such a lovely space?
If you’d like to decorate your own bedroom in blue, read on. The beautiful bedroom shown here will teach you how to do blue right, whether you prefer a whispery soft tint, the deepest navy, or something in between.
The Perfect Blue for Bedroom Walls
A slightly grayed mid-tone blue is just about the most relaxing color you can choose for the bedroom.
Add in some pretty touches, like the mirrored dresser and beautiful light fixture in this bedroom from Sarah Gallop Design Inc., and you have a space that’s dreamy even while you’re awake. So pretty.
Chinoiserie is a classic pattern—it’s very popular in French country—that shows off various scenes of life in long-ago China, as imagined by Europeans. In this elegant bedroom from Massucco Warner Miller, the blue and white chinoiserie wallpaper is Summer Palace from Osborne & Little.
Decorate with Blue and Green
One of the most popular colors to pair with blue is green. Both are cool, serene hues, and because they sit next to each other on the color wheel, they complement each other perfectly, so no fear of clashing.
Here, a watery mid-tone blue is lovely behind a sage green bed. This lovely bedroom is from Jennifer Flanders Interior Design.
Match Blue with Orange for High Contrast
Sometimes, you get tired of playing it safe with your decor. And that’s usually where color comes in. How about matching bright turquoise walls with blue’s complement on the color wheel?
Vibrant orange provides hot contrast to blue’s coolness, adding lots of drama to this spectacular room from Kendall Wilkinson Design. The chandelier, ornate mirror, mural, and sexy zebra bench are the crowning touches to this fabulous space.
One Step Below Black on Your Bedroom Walls
Black bedroom walls were once unthinkable, but now are rather chic. If you want to try the trend, but prefer something a little less goth, go with a navy blue so dark, it almost appears to be black in the right light. This room from Brian Watford Interiors shows you how great it looks.
Blue Floral Wallpaper in the Bedroom
Floral wallpaper is a classic look, but today’s florals are nothing like the fussy, small-scale prints your Grandma loved.
This bedroom from Alexandra Kaehler Designs works in a touch of Hollywood Regencywith the mirrored nightstands, but it’s the unexpected blue floral wallpaper that’s the star here.
Analogous Color Schemes
Want to decorate with a lot of color, but fear clashing or “doing it wrong”? Then choose three analogous colors—these are colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel, such as the blue, purple, and green in this cute and colorful bedroom from Lucy and Company—and you’re guaranteed great results.
If you love the bold wallpaper on the accent wall, it’s Leaf from Harlequin.
Blue Gets Eclectic
Can’t decide on one style of decor, but instead like to mix things up a bit? Do you love color and plenty of pattern? Then your decorating style is eclectic, and you probably love the bedroom from Absolutely Beautiful Things featured here. The wonderful blue and white wallpaper is Round and Round the Garden from Porter’s.
Pale Blue Serenity
Want the ease of white, but not the lack of color? Then you can’t go wrong with the softest wash of pale blue. Match it with white furniture and bedding, and the serenity is complete.
Blue and Brown in the Bedroom
Blue and brown is another classic color combo: it’s masculine and yet appeals to women, sophisticated but not pretentious, traditional but not stuffy. This room from Jamie Herzlinger combines bold pattern on the walls and carpet, yet is fairly subdued throughout the rest of the space. Perfect.
Dark Blue Bedroom Walls
If you like a bit of drama, but prefer to avoid brash brights, consider dark blue for your bedroom walls. The slightly moody feel provides the perfect backdrop for special touches like the zebra bench and pretty chandelier in this bedroom from Meredith Heron Design.
Blue Gets Glamorous
While blue is generally chosen for its relaxing properties, there’s no reason it can’t be used in a glamorous bedroom, as well.
In this romantic and glamorous space from Summer Thornton Design, a tufted velvet turquoise bed plays the starring role, although the gorgeous wallpaper and chandelier are stars in their own rights. Lovely.
Blue Pastels Are so Peaceful
Pastel blue, especially in the watery, greenish tints used in this beautiful cottage bedroom from Jack Fhillips Design, are so restful and easy on the eyes and the spirit.
Want to make your bedroom even more of a welcoming space? Then give yourself a bouquet of flowers, just like in this room.
Blue and White Is a Classic Decorating Palette
One of the most popular color combinations in the bedroom—or any room of the house, really—is blue and white. In this bedroom from Plum Interiors, a mix of blues and plenty of patterns keep the space interesting.
Use Navy Instead of Black in the Bedroom
Black furniture is expected, but navy blue shakes things up a bit while keeping the same level of sophistication. In this stylish room from Chango & Company, a navy blue bed steals the spotlight.
Blue and White Cottage Bedroom
Give your cottage or beach bedroom a little DIY love with an old stretch of wooden fence brushed with light blue paint, as in this charming bedroom from JS Interiors.
Turquoise Walls in the Master Bedroom
Looking for a color that manages to combine sophistication with a somewhat tropical flair? Then the watery shade of turquoise shown here should suit you just fine. The mid-tone blue adds a fun touch of color to a room that is otherwise quite traditional.
Red, White, and Blue in the Bedroom
Red, white, and blue is a classic decorating color scheme. It’s often thought of as a show of patriotic American pride, but as this wonderful bedroom from Dalia Canora Design shows, the palette is just as suited to the Union Jack as it is to Uncle Sam.
Gray-Blue: Safe But Not Neutral
If too much color isn’t really your thing, but you don’t want to fully embrace neutrals, consider a grayish blue like the one in this room from Bella Mancini Design. It’s cool and sophisticated, but not chilly or sterile.
Beach Cottage Bedroom
Blue is of course the color of the ocean, so it makes sense that a beach cottage bedroom would be decorated in this favorite hue. Here, Whitten Architects chose a palette of turquoise, navy, mid-blue, and sea glass green.
Leopard Print Adds Spice to the Bedroom
Navy blue and white is a rather dramatic combination on its own, but when a pair of leopard benches get added to the mix, wow! Proof that all it takes is a little walk on the wild side to spice up a room. This terrific bedroom is from The Teacher Diva.
Cornflower Blue Is a Happy Hue
Blue is generally considered a peaceful, relaxed color, but if you are looking for a cheerful tint of this popular hue, consider cornflower. It’s almost bright, but not quite; pretty, and yet not overly sweet; happy, and yet not too stimulating.
Use Blue Wallpaper for an Accent Wall
A gorgeous wallpaper makes it so easy to liven up your bedroom, whether you choose to paper all four walls, or simply turn the wall at the head of your bed into an accent wall, as in this gorgeous space from Turquoise. The wallpaper is Family Tree from Ferm Living.
Turquoise and Lime for a Teen Girl’s Bedroom
Looking for the perfect palette for a teen girl’s bedroom? Lime green and turquoise hit the spot, as so beautifully demonstrated in this a-little-bit-retro space from Muse Interiors.