20 Beautiful Blue Bedrooms to Inspire Your Next Refresh
More than just about any other bedroom paint color, blue is totally apropos for a sleeping space. Unwinding at the end of a busy day is easier when your bedroom is soothing and resort-like, and incorporating shades of blue into your sleeping area is one way to create an automatically calming atmosphere.
The great thing about painting a bedroom blue is the color works well for large, cavernous bedrooms, but is also one of our favorite small bedroom ideas as well, since it doesn’t overpower the space. We love how these 20 rooms feature various shades of this versatile hue.
1. Paint a geometric design
Can’t decide which blue hue to use? Incorporate this cool design, shown in a Los Angeles bedroom. Here, three coordinating colors combine to make a unique accent wall behind the bed. You’ll need painter’s tape to pull off this look!
2. Keep things light
While deep, dark blues can look dramatic, the lightest blue tones feel calm and pleasing in a bedroom. We love how the super light blue accent wall in this Australian bedroom coordinates well with the darker blue bedding and beige bed.
3. Offset a dramatic color with neutrals
If you opt to paint your bedroom with a royal blue color, it’s a good idea to lighten things up with neutral or light-colored bedding and decor. That’s what you’ll find in this eclectic Scottish bedroom.
4. Add more hues
Once you decide to use blue in your bedroom, consider layering it with different tones of the same color. For example, this sweet Dallas, Texas bedroom features medium blue walls with navy bedding for a pulled-together look.
5. Blue for a mid-modern look
If you’re going for a mid-century modern look but would like a blue bedroom, opt for a medium blue like the one shown in this Tribeca bedroom. We love how the owners used medium wood tones in combination with this attractive blue hue.
6. Soothing Accent Wall
7. Beachy Keen
Whether you’re into powder blue or aqua, we guarantee you’ll love this cheerful bedroom, which still manages to be calming thanks to the addition of a beachy print and furry pillow.
8. The Dark Side
Paint is your friend when it comes to transforming a space (whether you tackle your walls yourself or hire a pro). Dark blue adds visual interest to an otherwise neutral bedroom.
9. Mint Condition
Who says you can’t mix mint blue and millennial pink? We love the feminine accents in this small, simple sleeping space, perfect for a teen.
10. All Blue All the Time
Wish every night could feel like a fancy hotel getaway? A calming canopy and brightly-painted walls will upgrade any bedroom in no time.
11. Boho Blues
Bring on the boho! Eclectic accents pop against a blue backdrop.
12. Serene Shades
Pattern play is at work in this bedroom filled with mid-century modern flair.
13. Outside Vibes
This space seamlessly brings the outdoors in with a beautiful gold leaf sculpture, faux flowers, and a warm fur blanket, inspiring all of the hygge feels.
14. It’s Actually Cerulean
A cerulean wall makes for the perfect gallery wall backdrop, whether you decide to display two pieces of art or 10.
15. Go Halfsies
Not ready to commit to four full walls of color? Take a cue from this understated space and paint just the bottom portion of your walls in a bright royal blue.
16. Nearly Navy
Wood accents tie together this timeless, gender-neutral space, and the dark, almost-navy walls pop without feeling overwhelming.
17. More Maximalism
Not looking to commit to solely one color? We’ve got you covered. Paint your walls a bold shade of blue and then mix things up with a vibrant, floral quilt.
18. Personal Touches
Add wit and whimsy to your space with pillows that reference your favorite film, and wall art that pays homage to your furry friends.
19. Totally Teal
Go geometric! Modern wall art and a playful rug stand out in this sunny teal bedroom.
20. Gilded Age
Achieve the collected eclectic look with luxe wallpaper and an ornate gold mirror over the bed, along with royal blue bedding fit for a queen.