Focus on Blue: 10 Decorating Ideas From Rate My Space

To celebrate our love affair with blue, we've selected 10 decorating ideas from Rate My Space that showcase this classic hue, from bold wall colors to artful accessories.

Traditional Dining Room

Simple Elegance

Rows of blue and white wares are mirrored in the classic blue walls just outside this traditional dining room. On their own, they serve as a bold and elegant focal point. Design by RMS user Tetbury

A Frosty Monochrome

RMS user CentsationalGirl flooded this home office with frosty shades (and textures) of the same cool blue against white trim. The result is a balanced and sophisticated space that pops.

susu5 hand painted dining room walls

Soothing Palette

A cool, aqueous shade of blue serves as a soothing backdrop in this contemporary dining room. A chocolate-brown tablecloth mixed with pale-yellow accents creates a welcoming and tranquil space ideal for small gatherings. Design by RMS user susu5

Bedroom with Sliding Glass Doors

Sea-Inspired Hues

This blue coastal-style bedroom mixes various aqueous shades to mirror the crashing waves just outside. The soft ivory walls and accents allow the soft shades of blue to make a bold statement of their own. Design by RMS user JodiSato

White Chandelier, Black Wall

A Crisp Combination

Nothing pairs more beautifully with navy blue than ivory. We love the bold statement made by RMS user kaceyluvi in this contemporary dining room with dark navy walls set off by a sparkling chandelier and white molding.

Blue and White Embellished Rustic Bedroom

Sweet and Subdued

To spice up this cottage-style bedroom, RMS user homemom added a turquoise damask pattern to all-white bed linens. The color evokes a lively feel without taking away from the subdued palette.

All-American Kid's Bedroom

A Work of Art

Dark blue needs a light counterpart to work well. That's why we love the idea of adding white trim and molding around artwork set against a navy wall. The contrast creates an eye-catching balance that looks crisp and clean. Design by RMS user thriftydecorchick

Oar Above Bed

Coastal Sophistication

True navy never goes out of style. RMS user Layla Palmer mixed navy accents with white and ivory linens for a preppy and sophisticated sea-inspired bedroom.

Sharon Kuplack Presents Brown Boys Nursery

Baby Blue Accents

One of the most successful and unexpected color combinations is brown and baby blue. From the crib bedding to the leaves on the tree, these colors blend effortlessly for maximum impact. Design by RMS user Sharon Kuplack

Horizontal Black and White Wallpaper

Super Stripes

Blue works beautifully as a bold accent in a little boy's bedroom. RMS user tutulady mixed patterns and textures in various shades of blue to create a dynamic and playful space.

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