One of my favourite colour is blue. Actually, I like almost every colour. Just be vivid like blue, pink, yellow, turquoise etc. Are you struggling to choose a colour for your rooms? Now it’s time for 35 ideas for blue wall colour in home decoration. Continue reading for home decor ideas and inspiration for blue walls.
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About the blue colour
In the RGB colour model, blue is one of the three primary colours.
It symbolizes the sky and the sea.
Blue pigments are made from minerals, especially lapis lazuli and azurite and plants. It has many shades like navy blue, cobalt blue, azure, sky blue, ultramarine, aquamarine or indigo.
Blue has been an important colour in art and decoration since ancient times. In ancient cultures, blue was associated with the sky and with divinity.
Before the 12th century, blue wasn’t used many times in paintings because it was the most expensive pigment. Its popularity began in the Middle Ages when painters started to paint blue clothing for the Virgin Mary and king, so blue became a holy and royal colour.
The psychology of blue colour
Blue has a calming and cool effect. It is mostly associated with harmony, confidence, distance, infinity, cold and sadness. Because of its calming effect, blue works well in bedrooms.
I’ve read blue can bring down blood pressure, that’s why it is considered calming and relaxing.
Dark blue has a different effect, it can cause sadness. Darker shades should be decorated with brighter colours and you will need more windows to make the room brighter.
So mix your blue rooms with warmer colours to avoid cold or sad mood. Use natural materials, wood, warm colours like pink, yellow and brown.
And now, let’s see the 35 ideas for blue wall colour in home decoration!
Blue wall colour in home decoration
This bright reading corner is positioned very well in front of the bedroom window. The room doesn’t look dark at all on My Scandinavian home.
I really like these white, blue and peach shelves by IKEA, it’s amazing with the light blue walls.
On the page of homestyle, this deep sea blue wall looks good with white, wood and natural light.
This bedroom is painted with “Hidden Sapphire” paint by Benjamin Moore. Ave Styles’ bedroom could be also your dream bedroom.
“This is my happy place” says H&M Home, use colours and be creative. This dark blue works well with yellow and white.
Take a look at this other navy blue wall! It’s totally elegant with the floral print, leather armchair and the pink shades, found on DigsDigs.
If you are obsessed with blue, here is this bedroom inspiration by Farrow & Ball. Blue overload!
Blue living room
This bright blue wall relaxes my eyes. This living room is dressed in the shades of blue by IKEA.
Ooooor mix the shades of blue, like Oh Joy did. As you can see, blue is in harmony with other shades of blue, pastel pink, white, turquoise and gold as well.
This living room is super colourful, styled by IKEA. You can find here two shades of blue and pink wall with blue, purple and turquoise items.
The different shades of blue mixed with white and some bright colours can adorn a space with elegance.
In this IKEA-styled hallway, the blue wall is the background for the white furniture.
This mid blue shade in the living room is very elegant with the parquet, colourful accessories and bright furniture.
In this IKEA living room, the tropical chairs match the turquoise blue wall with the same coloured furniture. I just love this blue colour.
Dark blue wall with lighter shades of blue by Fenton & Fenton. The bright furniture makes the room less dark.
This mid blue shade shows, that a room can be bright with a darker blue wall. Just mix it with bright floor and furniture like on the page of Apartment Therapy.
Office corner with blue walls
You don’t have to paint all of your walls blue if you are afraid of its effect. This Arctic Blue shade might be too much on every wall…
The vivid blue wall is very inspiring in this office with colourful books and accessories.
This office is modern and eclectic at the same time by Copy cat chic.
Gravity surface by Haymes Paint adds an elegant texture to every room.
Blue in your kitchen and dining room
As I mentioned before, no need to paint all of your walls blue. Only one is enough as well. French by design shows painting one wall makes a huge and positive effect.
The mix of dark blue and grey wall by IKEA is a good match with turquoise, green and peach colours as well.
This dining room is dressed in natural materials and blue by Haymes Paint.
The kitchen furniture and the wall are painted with the same blue colour from the site of Remodelista.
In this French apartment, the shades of blue, white and wooden surfaces are creating a perfect harmony. Take a look at these dark blue and white bathrooms, found on dezeen.
Look at this half blue, half white bathroom with the cute animal photos. Elegant and stylish from the website of ELLE Decor.
You don’t need so much to have a stylish toilet: dark blue walls with white metro tiles, white furniture, golden mirror and a crazy monkey print. That’s it!
This Moroccan styled shower with white & blue walls and tiles is a perfect place to take a shower, by Bloglovin.
Which colours should I mix with blue?
As I mentioned before, blue should be mixed with warm hues to avoid a too cold effect.
For a sophisticated blue room, just use the shades of blue, add some white and natural materials like wood or leather. Aaaaand shake up with colourful accessories.
I love this photo, it shows perfectly how to use these colours together, every item is amazing: bright blue wall with Fenton & Fenton Peanut hanging chair, turquoise stool, neutral tiles, pinky painting.
This example form IKEA shows that blue is very good with yellow, pink and even orange, just look at that pillow.
For an extreme space, add some vivid colours like pink, yellow and green. Check how perfectly these colours work together, style by Fenton & Fenton.
See?!! Color Float shows you how blue and pink works well together.
For blue and yellow combination, the Color Tiled palette is a great example.
Candied Hues is a mix of blue, pink and bright turquoise.
You shouldn’t be afraid of using blue paint. It works very well with white and other shades of blue. For more fun, just add some yellow, pink or even more colours.
In my bedroom, I have blue furniture for my pink walls. This is also a good combination, check out the photos: Warm up your home with pink wall colour.