15 Ways to Decorate With Rich Peacock Blue

Used in small doses or splashed across an entire room, peacock blue adds major glamour. Browse our best ideas for using this bold hue.

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August 31, 2016
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Peacock Blue Color Palette

Even a small dose of this rich, saturated blue hue can seriously glam up a space. Or, go all in and pair peacock blue walls with white and gray accents for an ultra-chic look.

A Royal Hue

A symbol of royalty in some cultures, the peacock’s bold, iridescent blue can add a regal touch to any space. In this vintage-inspired living room, a sofa in lush, blue velvet pairs with gold accents for a high-end look.

A Mix of Styles

Saturated with rich peacock blue and gold hues, this eclectic sitting room allows for a diverse mix of furniture and styles. Where the tumbled marble terrazzo floor calls Italian design to mind, the Sputnik-style light above is reminiscent of midcentury modern details.

Start Small

If painting an entire room in this saturated hue sounds overwhelming, start with an accent wall. A deep, peacock blue wall sets off a petite bar nook in this living room, bringing out the luminosity of the glassware and light fixtures.

High-Impact Accessories

Even small touches of peacock blue – blankets, pillows, window treatments – can up a room's glam factor in a big way. Try dressing up a neutral-colored chair with peacock-inspired accessories.

Brilliant Bookcases

Another way to add a small pop of peacock blue to a room without committing to painting the walls: painting the interior of a bookcase. Notice how much more vibrant this home office looks with two iridescent blue shelves.

Color Scheme Shortcut

If the thought of pulling together a color palette for a room intimidates you, peacock blue could be the perfect solution: this bold hue alone can add tons of depth and interest to an otherwise neutral space. In this bedroom, a blue sofa and throw pillows elevate a palette of whites, tans and browns.
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Bold First Impression

Ready to make a big statement with peacock blue? Try it in an entryway, where it sets a luxurious tone for the rest of the home. Paired with a metallic pendant light, the hue looks extra glamorous in this two-story foyer.

Dining in Opulence

Lush peacock blue is well suited for more ornate architectural styles, such as Mediterranean. In this dining room, peacock blue walls accentuate two arched doorways and offset the warm, metallic chandelier.

Chic Closet

Getting dressed for the day feels way more luxurious in a dressing room/closet lined in peacock blue built-in shelving. A crystal chandelier and sparkling drawer hardware enhance the space’s glamorous vibe.

Headboard Alternative

No need for an elaborate headboard in this bedroom – a bold peacock blue wall serves as a brilliant focal point and separates the space from the bathroom.

Vanity Revamp

Peacock blue may not be the first color you'd think to paint a bathroom vanity, but it looks chic and not too intense when paired with pale gray walls, marble floors and metallic accents.

Small Space Illusion

The walls and ceiling of this small apartment bedroom were painted a deep peacock blue, which blurs the lines of the space to make it appear larger. A high-gloss pocket door adds shine and architectural interest to the transitional space.

Antique Update

Glamorous peacock blue isn't just for contemporary spaces. Here, the color brings out the beautiful woodwork in this antique staircase.

Layers of Blue

Peacock blue looks particularly vibrant when paired with warm colors like orange or pink, but it takes on a more soothing tone when mixed with other blues. In this guest bedroom, a peacock blue rug, a navy accent wall and throw pillows in shimmering blues and greens come together to create a chic, calming space.

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