Blue has been a classical color for bathrooms for a very long time.
A blue bathroom tends to have a soothing effect, reminding us of the sky or sea.
It makes us think of cleanliness and order. Because of this, blue bathrooms work very well as master bathrooms, guest baths, or even children’s baths.
The numerous shades of blue available mean that there are a lot of great blue bathroom ideas, some modern and simplistic, others elaborately themed, and everywhere in between.
Blue bathrooms can be bold or subtle. Here are some blue bathroom décor ideas to help you figure out how to use blue.
Beautiful Blue Bathrooms (Ideas)
- Use a blue and white combination
- Use bold cerulean tile
- Try blue navy strips
- Why not cornflower blue?
- Use an aquamarine floral wallpaper
- Try a smokey blue marble
- Experiment with a blue floral ceiling
- Use cobalt blue tile accents
- Try a blue striped beach house theme
- Use some lovely teal hues
- Add a blue mosaic
Now let’s look at the subject in depth.
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Tips and Tricks for Your Master Bathroom
- Blue can easily become visually overwhelming. Keep it as subtle as you can. If you have fallen in love with a blue sink, it should be tastefully accented. It’s not an excuse to get all your other major accessories—like your bathtub and toilet—in blue. Neutral (white is best) accessories will make it easier for you or another homeowner to redecorate if you want to. Off-colored accessories also tend to be more expensive. You can also check this home improvement blog. MyHomeNeedz has some good recommendations on bathroom accessories.
- Darker blue walls can be oppressive. Bathrooms tend to be small spaces, and dark colors make them seem smaller still. If you want to use navy blue on all your master bathroom walls, you need to work to offset it with light blue colored tile or pale blue bathroom accessories. If you want to use navy blue on a wall, consider using it on one wall as an accent wall.
- If you want to use a dark shade of blue, it works much better to use navy blue bathroom accessories instead of a navy blue paint. These accents of dark blue can bring in a lot more color than you might think. Dark blue bath mats, dark blue shower curtains, and dark blue towels all cover a lot of space and prevent the space from closing in as dark blue walls would.
- If you decide to theme your master bathroom, keep it subtle. Walls covered in stenciled fish may not be as timeless as you might think. Nice accent touches of theming are cheaper, less work, and easier to switch out.
- If you like to take baths, think about blue paint for the walls. Not many can afford to put in a skylight above the bathtub, and not all houses make this a viable option. Therefore, Sky blue is an excellent choice, but darker colors might be your cup of tea for a relaxing bath.
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Blue Design Ideas
Blue and White Bathroom
Looking to have a classy yet up-to-date look in your bathroom? White and blue bathrooms have a timeless feel. What’s more, the beautiful blue and white bathroom color palette means you can adjust your bathroom décor to match your budget. This bathroom color scheme is so common and so beloved that is easy to find accessories that fit it perfectly.
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If you have a lot of money to spend on your bathroom redecoration, go all out and redo the floors with lovely blue tile. Paint the walls a soothing creamy off-white and add in some blue accessories.
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You should look for shower curtains and towels that are blue and white so the eyes are not overwhelmed by value. This color scheme is easily switched around to blue walls with white tile and predominantly white bathroom accessories.
For a smaller budget, add in touches of blue to your already mostly white or off-white bathroom. Use blue accessories and blue towels. Get a blue shower curtain. Feel free to add in multiple shades of blue to keep the space from becoming visually boring. You can also use completely different colors for accents.
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Pale Blue Bathroom
Light blues are very soothing and understated colors, perfect for well-lit, airy spaces or children’s bathrooms. Softer light blues can be used almost unsparingly because they are not terribly overwhelming to the eye.
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Bright, turquoise-like shades of blue pop quite a bit and should not dominate the bathroom, but work better as an accent color.
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Baby blue works very well as the bathroom’s base color. It creates a clean look when painted on walls or used as blue tile. Something about the color is deeply soothing. It is also a great accent color to darker shades of blue or other colors, lightening the overall sense of the room.
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Bright, light blues bring a bit of life to any space. They look especially great when contrasted with dark blues like navy. This particular color combination makes for an excellent naval-themed bathroom design.
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Most people think of them as the colors of the sea. Together with weathered, lighter woods and some nautical touches like seashells and anchors, it’s a perfect theme for a bathroom, at once playful and clean.
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Navy Blue in The Bathroom
Darker blues can create a kind of coziness to a space when paired with the right accent colors. Use navy blue for sea life themes. Bring in images of whales, dolphins, and other ocean-going animals. Add in touches of silver and gold. This creates an overall feeling of tranquility, as though you are taking a deep ocean journey.
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Navy blues also work well with more modern styling. Combine dark blue shades with clean, straight lines and modern-looking chrome bathroom fixtures. Keep everything minimalistic. This kind of bathroom design is very urban.
You can also use it to create a tropical bathroom design. If your space is well-lit, paint the walls blue, then use brighter, warmer colors for your floor tile and bathroom accessories.
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Use blue bath mats to tie the walls to the floor. The overall effect will be lively but calm, the sort of feel you would get if you were vacationing in an exotic locale.
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Conclusion on these blue bathroom design ideas
Blue is a color of many possibilities for your bathroom. It can be soothing, exciting, freeing, or cozy, depending on the shade and how you use it. It offers a great atmosphere to start and end your day. Use some of our tips and ideas to make your beautiful blue bathroom a reality.
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