José Manuel Alorda
From Prussian to Tiffany to cobalt, it’s safe to say designers are crazy about blue. The cool shade, renowned for its ability to encourage calm, is a design staple for bedrooms. While some revere muted shades of blue that evoke visions of the sea and sky, others prefer more eye-catching shades – think: royal and cerulean blue – that evoke nautical notes, especially when paired with bright white extracts. And let’s not forget the most gloomy iterations of all: indigo and navy. The two hues blend effortlessly with neutrals like cognac (not to mention near-neutrals like leopard) and have a knack for making basics like plain white bedding beautifully richer.
If you’ve gotten excited about a blue bedroom, consider taking inspiration from the traditional blue decor. Ginger jars, for example, can be a dramatic starting point for blue bedrooms, as can classic textiles like blue and white canvas or ticking stripes. If darker shades of blue suit your aspirations better, consider adopting traditional indigo-dyed fabrics like Japanese shibori fabric or African mudcloth as a muse. The serenity of blue also makes it one of the most accessible shades for experimenting with pattern-on-pattern decoration. For a maximalist blue bedroom, layer ikats, damask, and blocky prints with abandon. Most designers will attest to this: the blue-on-blue pattern is as close as possible to foolproof.
To inspire you even more, we have put together a multitude of beautiful blue bedroom ideas. Click through the slideshow below to find out exactly why, when it comes to bedrooms, designers are eternally tangled in blue.
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A striking shade of azure complements the tropical rattan elements perfectly in this airy bedroom designed by Scott Sanders.
To imbue a bedroom with a dramatic couture element, Laura U, Inc. installed a bespoke navy velvet headboard.
Scribble on the walls
This charming bedroom designed by James Thomas Interiors shows exactly why blue and white are the ultimate color combination.
This alluring bedroom by Scott Sanders features an array of blue and white pattern plays.
Striking indigo walls provide a moving backdrop for a unique selection of global textiles in this bedroom designed by Austin designer Meredith Ellis.
A bespoke wall treatment covered with tassels in an illustrious cobalt hue brings a couture touch to this avant-garde bedroom designed by San Francisco designer Jeff Schlarb.
Royal Blue & Plush
Laura U, Inc. revisits classic red and blue with undertones of royal blue and burgundy in this luxurious bedroom.
Designer Kim Armstrong creates a dreamy ambience in this bedroom with a rich mix of blue patterns.
Designer Patrick Ahearn breathes new life into a classic mahogany canopy bed with friendly shades of light blue and crisp white accents.
The real glory
An unexpected play of patterns gives classic red, white and blue a new twist in this alluring bedroom designed by Elizabeth Drake.
Subdued powdery blue walls set the tone in this calming retreat designed by designer Scott Sanders.
Blue sky above
A blue painted ceiling, evoking a cloudless afternoon sky, lends a dreamlike aura to this retreat-like bedroom designed by Sophia Shibles.
From the skirted nightstand to the delicate pleated shade adoring the bedside sconce, this cerulean-hued bedroom by designer Becky Neilsen is a crash course in the splendor of blue.
Cozy in Cobalt
Cobalt-colored walls lend playful gravity to this cocooning retreat designed by designer Jasmin Reese.
Designer Chauncey Boothby applied a rich cobalt to the walls of this guest bedroom to transform it into a cozy jewelry box.
Earn your stripes
A dynamic interplay of stripes and multiple shades of blue make this bedroom by Laura U, Inc. a sophisticated getaway.
Deploy the Navy
La Jolla, Calif.-Based designer Andrea May chose to line the walls of this alluring bedroom in Benjamin Moore’s Gentleman’s Gray to transform it into a sophisticated escape.
Blue and green, so serene
A refined palette of blues and greens accented with white makes this bedroom at Wesley-Wayne Interiors a haven of peace.
Proving that shades of blue and aqua can be just as glamorous as more classic combinations like black and white, this guest bedroom suite created by firm Denise McGaha Interiors.
This floating blue bedroom by designer Allison Garcy puts an ethereal shade of barely there on repeat.
Blue, white and windy
Vibrant pops of periwinkle blue energize this beach-style bedroom designed by Dallas-based Wesley-Wayne Interiors.
Burnished and blue
Cognac and navy form a timeless and sophisticated marriage, as shown by this sanctuary-like space assembled by the San Francisco-based firm K Interiors.
A few touches of blue, including a padded headboard and banquettes at the end of the bed, completely change the content of this room designed by the firm Denise McGaha Interiors.
A flurry of patterns, all limited to shades of blue, make this piece by Wesley-Wayne Interiors as relaxing as it is vibrant.
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