Blue Interior Design Ideas: Why & How

Blue is the new black – there we said it! This controversial take may seem crazy but hear us out. Blue compliments almost every color in the color wheel, it is a solid base for your home and is incredibly versatile in design. Blue can also act as a neutral base or a pop of color depending on the shade.

 

Designing with blue is not only stylish – it’s good for your health. Blue rooms lower blood pressure and heart rate and help with depression. Blue is a top-tier color that can be tastefully added to any room. Check out some of our favorite ways to incorporate blue into homes! 

 

Blue Bathroom Ideas 

Our favorite place to relax is in the shower and what better way to maximize your relaxation than with blue bathroom ideas? 

Cherie 24" Vanity with Integrated Sink in Royal Blue
Cherie 24″ Vanity with Integrated Sink in Royal Blue

Blue bathroom wall tile integrates well with wallpaper and other wall designs. Glossy blue tile can add a luxurious touch to your bath and homeowners can play on the “royal” blue color for the glam.

Watercolor 3×12 Subway Tile in Cosmic Sapphire

Add a blue subway tile backsplash in the herringbone pattern to add some visual interest. 

Maiolica 4×10 Subway Tile in Blue Steel

The best part about blue is that you can create cohesive yet contrasting palettes with various shades of blue.

Watercolor 3x12 Subway Tile in Atoll Blue bathroom backsplash
Watercolor 3×12 Subway Tile in Atoll Blue

A light blue shower tile is an effective way to create a “zen zone” within your space. We love this Zellige tile that incorporates 12 blended shades for subtle color variation. 

bathroom accent wall Zellige 5x5 Glossy Subway Tile in Aqua
Zellige 5×5 Glossy Subway Tile in Aqua

Not ready to fully commit to something as permanent as a blue wall and shower tile? Blue bathroom vanities are a great way to incorporate pieces of blue without the permanence of tile.

Homeowners can go with a more modern vanity or even minimalist – there are so many different design possibilities when it comes to blue. 

Blue Bedroom Ideas 

Who doesn’t want their bedroom to feel like their own personal haven? Blue bedrooms will calm you down after a long day and will create a sanctuary in your space. To go bold with blue, try blue carpet flooring.

 

Blue accents are also an effective way to incorporate this calming shade into your home. Blue is a versatile shade so don’t be afraid to play with color.

Add some blue window treatments to elevate your bedroom decor and limit sun rays in the morning.

A blue area rug can also work as a pop of blue!

Blue Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash Ideas 

Our favorite interior design go-to when it comes to colorful backsplashes are blue subway tiles. There are so many shades of blue to create a unique colorful backsplash but the neutrality of most blues allows you to play with color safely. 

Watercolor 3x12 Subway Tile in Atoll Blue in farmhouse kitchen wall
Watercolor 3×12 Subway Tile in Atoll Blue

Homeowners have the option of jewel tones blues all the way to pale baby blues – there are so many varying shades of blue.

Watercolor 3x12 Picket Glazed Ceramic Tile in Peacock Green backsplash in kitchen
Watercolor 3×12 Picket Glazed Ceramic Tile in Peacock Green
Origin 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 Matte Subway Tile in Sky Blue kitchen backsplash
Origin 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 Matte Subway Tile in Sky Blue

Blue Living Room Ideas 

You spend most of your time at home in the living room so what better place to incorporate some “calming colors”? Blue area rugs are a fun pop of color in your home.

Afuera Yacht Club Indoor Outdoor Area Rug in Living Room
Afuera Yacht Club Indoor Outdoor Area Rug in Living Room

Decor pieces like blue window treatments can also liven up your living room.

Design Studio™ Drapery Panels from Hunter Douglas

Blue window treatments even look phenomenal in home offices! Blue color psychology makes it the ideal color for commercial and residential offices.