Simply Cool Ways to Decorate With Arctic Blue
No frostbite here. Arctic blue is fresh, bright and oh-so-pretty, making a subtle yet eye-catching statement in any room's design.
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A great color on your front door is the best way to start and end a day. Here, arctic blue joins its favorite partner: white, for a clean, crisp entryway. Even if you don't have a designated foyer, wall hooks right by the door keep essentials handy. A full-length mirror allows for a last-minute look over your outfit before you head out to tackle the day.
Move Over Stainless Steel
Vintage style + a dose of arctic blue = perfectly charming refrigerator. Simplicity is key to this quaint kitchen with natural wood cabinets, purely black countertops and a classic white tile backsplash. Open shelving maintains the easygoing feel of the kitchen, while keeping dishes handy and on display.
Black, White and Arctic Blue All Over
A mostly white color palette gets an addition of sophisticated color through the arctic blue island and glass tile backsplash. Classic white cabinets pair with onyx countertops for a striking contrast, while chrome hardware and fixtures add metallic gleam.
Our blue covers the walls in this elegant master bathroom. Warm wood tones and soft tan tiles balance out the cool tones of the blue and white backdrop. Sophisticatedly serene moments find their way into the space through the clawfoot tub, walk-in shower and beaded chandelier.
An exposed brick wall and fireplace, roughhewn wood floors and rugged ceiling beams all combine in this breakfast room to create a cozy, rustic vibe. The farmhouse table and Windsor chairs are painted a muted arctic blue for an unexpected touch of color that also feels right at home.
Those Baby Blues
Not just for little boys, arctic blue makes for a darling gender-neutral backdrop in this pattern-filled nursery. Not only does texture (from the shag rug to the wavy light fixture) play a role, but prints range from florals and geometrics to polka dot. The key to combining a variety of patterns: keep the color scheme simple, simple, simple.
Take It Outside
All the blues, from arctic and cobalt to azure and turquoise, mix together to reflect this watery scene. With stunning mountain views and a luxurious pool, the monochromatic furnishings enhance the surroundings rather than distracting from them.
Take a Seat
This charming cottage kitchen is a study in soft browns, creams and whites. But there's a surprise hiding underneath the island bar: our lovely shade of arctic blue. Barstools are a simple way to add color to a neutral kitchen (and easy to switch out or repaint if you want to try a new hue). We love that this island has a space to keep the barstools tucked out of the way.
Powder Room Beauty
You never have to skimp on style for the tiniest room in your home. The small square footage means it doesn't cost as much to add extra touches, like stunning wallpaper or marble countertops. Arctic blue flora-and-fauna wallpaper pairs perfectly with the bright white wainscoting.
Easy, Breezy Style
Bright and airy, this bedroom is defined by its arctic blue backdrop and exposed beams overhead. Accents of navy add depth to the color palette, which mostly consists of pale woods and shades of white. The whole aesthetic has a fresh and nautical feel that's perfect for relaxing into.
A Place to Retreat
Crisp white and bathroom design go together like chips and guacamole. Add a touch of lively color by painting the cabinet insets a beautiful hue, like this shade of arctic blue. A picturesque window bathes the room in natural light, highlighting the soaker bathtub.
Two-toned walls pair arctic blue with Wedgewood blue in this contemporary-meets-eclectic girl's room. The bed is painted a pretty pink and dressed in simple stripes and geometrics, while an owl lamp adds a playful touch.