Design & Planning

Colour Inspiration: Blue

Don’t get the blues looking at these spaces! From light, muted, to bright & dark, there’s a lot of colour inspiration for blue interiors.

colour inspiration blue graphic with blue interiors

Guess who’s back?  Back again!  Blue is back, tell a friend.  Well, I don’t think blue “went” anywhere… but I couldn’t resist a fun song intro :)  I’m just going to say it… I don’t think anyone hates blue!  There are SO many examples of so many different shades of blue in interiors, you can find something for everyone.  From baby blue, to cool greys, bright cerulean, muted mediums and dark navy – blue is everywhere.  Don’t believe me?  Let’s look at some blue colour inspiration!

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Before we begin, let me remind you about the rest of the rainbow series.  Check out the first post on red herethe orange post here, the yellow inspiration post here, and the green post here.  I started sharing colour inspiration on my Facebook Page last year and knew I wanted to do something here too.

Blue Inspiration

Please click through the links below to share from the original sources :)

blue bathrooms

If blue is the colour of water, then blue bathrooms certainly make sense!  On the left, the powder room by Toledo Geller has a fun wallpaper and matching trim work.  I love the muted blue here, it’s a colour that could work almost anywhere.  Conversely, the bathroom on the right by SCW Interiors is technically more white, but the wallpaper and blue accents really pop.  Plus, do you spot the supersaturated blue bedroom in the mirror’s reflection?!  So fun!

blue bedrooms

Let’s move to blue bedrooms with different trim treatments!  On the left, the blue panel moulding in the bedroom by Wendy at Lane & High works really well with the creamy whites.  The coastal-themed navy bedroom on the right by Sunny Side Design features a great board and batten wall behind the bed.

blue moulding and trimwork

Continuing with the trim work and moulding theme, these next two spaces knock it out of the park!  All the walls, trim and ceiling are painted blue in the living room on the left by Hudson Interior Design, but the hue is more muted so it’s not overwhelming.  And, can you believe that the image on the right is a bathtub!?  The space was designed by Sabbe Interior Design and photographed by Paige Rumore – what a dream that tub would be!

blue cabinets

Could you, would you have blue cabinets!?  The cute bar closet on the left designed by Ariel Okin Interiors and photographed by Seth Caplan is a fun surprise.  The whole home features blue, but those cabinets and matching shelves (and accessories!) are my favourite.  On the right, the blue cabinets by Herringbone Kitchens stand out against the white walls, counters and tiles.  I love the peek-a-boo wood behind the glass that echoes the colour of the floor too!

blue and white

In most of the examples that I shared today, blue was featured heavily with the colour white, and these last two spaces are no exception.  I love love love the dining room on the left by Natalie of Veneer Designs, photographed by Marisa Vitale. With similar blue doors (painted “Lakefront Blue”) the mudroom on the right was designed by Sarah Richardson Design, photographed by Stacy Brandford, (and featured in House and Home). While the panelled walls and ceiling are white, the doors, rug, curtains and accessories bring the colour blue!

Blue in my Space(s)

Let’s go in chronological order to showcase all the places I’ve used blue in the past…

bright blue bedroom

First, we had the brightest-all-four-walls in our aptly named “blue room” in our first house.  It was later painted a pale yellow for the nursery, but I lovvveeed that bright blue.

slate blue accent walls

Upstairs at our rental renovation, I did a few accent walls in Slate Blue.  The hallway and entry were blue, whereas the rest of the upstairs living spaces were painted very dark.  In the basement apartment, the doors are all painted the same colour, but appear more saturated in comparison.

half blue wall living room

In our current home, I painted the bottom portion of the long wall (dining/office/living) in Half Sea Fog.  I’m bringing in the same colour in other places throughout the house to tie everything together.  See the most current photos here.

We’ll have a lot more examples of blue when our cottage is done, but for now, I don’t have too many to share :)

Blue Home Products

Want more blue in your life!?  Here is a modified product round-up that was originally posted on my Facebook Page.  (Affiliate links used – thanks for shopping!)

blue home decor products

Shopping Links Here:

  1. Velvet Chair
  2. Mint Suitcase
  3. Weighted Blanket
  4. Boston Area Rug
  5. Denim Pouf Ottoman
  6. Floral Planner
  7. Fabric Boxes
  8. Art Print
  9. Patio Lounger
  10. 2-Person Hammock
  11. Slate Utensil Set
  12. Storage Canister

Do any of those items catch your eye?

More Blue Interiors

colour inspiration blue graphic on blue interrors

Do you have any blue rooms or decor in your home?  What’s your favourite shade of blue?  Blue is Élise’s favourite, and although it wasn’t the main colour in their bedroom, it’s still there.  I also added blue to the entry, again just the bottom half+ of the walls.

Stay tuned for the next rainbow colour series post (purple!).

Related Colour Posts: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green

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