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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