Blue is one of those colors that feels accessible—it's bold enough to feel like you're taking serious risks, but still classic enough that you don't feel like you're going too far outside of your comfort zone. But accessible doesn't have mean staid or boring—whether you want to go light, dark, coastal-inspired, or eclectic, let theseinspire you to shake things up and add a little more color to your house.
This floor-to-ceiling azure tile shower makes for a shower you never want to get out of.
In the sunroom of a Connecticut ranch house, the same fabric covers walls and the sofa. White ceilings help break up the blue and make the room feel lighter and airier.
A mix of patterns in gorgeous blues brighten up this half bath, turning an ordinary room into an escape from the mundane.
Bold painted cabinets create a calm and tranquil kitchen. For more of an impact, paint the walls the same color.
We'd wake up extra early to drink coffee in this sky blue breakfast room every day. White accents help it feel fresh.
This coastal powder room is painted to look like a classic cabana — a fitting touch that nods to the room’s location near the pool.
Two different blue-green hues give a Florida kitchen an elegant beach vibe. Brass lanterns keep it from feeling too coastal.
A dark navy wall covering embellished in gold makes a grand, but still classic, living room. The mirrors, side table legs, table lamps, and the statement light fixture pick up the glimmer in the walls.
A vibrant violet shade is perfect for a kids room. It makes bunk beds feel more sleek and modern — and maybe will convince your kids that sharing a room is actually cool.
The walls of this family room were lacquered in a custom ocean color, which gives the color even more depth.
Going bold doesn't always involve going for a vibrant or dark color. Instead, texture can convey drama. In this aqua living room, gleaming lacquer makes a statement.
An ornate wall covering makes a small entryway feel like a jewel box. Chinese statues up the exotic vibes.
The blue velvet of the upholstery contrasts the light blue walls. Both have cool undertones, which makes the room feel cohesive.
If you want something more glam, choose a blue with silvery undertones. This peacock paper is a glam complement to the metallic ceiling.
These master bedroom walls were painted in a bold blue with a decorative cross-glaze finish. The dark color doesn't feel as oppressive thanks to the abundance of natural light in this room.
In this historic Charleston guest house, a rich polo blue adds a classic, moody elegance. It looks even better with wood accents.
A small seating area has major impact from paneled walls and cabinets in the same inky blue hue. The deep color is perfect for a library or home office.
Lacquered blue walls reflect light and make a small room feel larger. Choose a lighter shade of blue if you're lacking in natural sunlight.
Hague Blue creates a jewel box feel in the library of this Nashville home. Up the glam vibes with a tufted velvet sofa.
Peacock blue lacquer gives the walls in the library of a Chicago townhouse a rich depth — and sets off the amaze Warhol print.
Intense blue walls lend drama to a library in a California home. The color also subtly picks up the blue of the sofa upholstery.
Channel the sea with ocean blue cabinets and walls. Tie everything together with upholstered seating in a similar hue.
Aqua is elegant, feminine, and feels tranquil in a bedroom. It's also classic, so you won't have to worry about it going out of style.
Blue walls give this stylish family room a cocoon-like feel. Dark walls make it extra cozy and intimate.
Is there any combo more classic than blue and white? If you're fortunate to have a lot of natural light, you can go dark on the walls and ceiling.
Paint isn't the only way to incorporate blue in a big way. This colorful kitchen pairs a turquoise island with similarly-hued flooring.