Blue Master Bedroom Ideas

As the king of cool hues, blue is perfect for the master bedroom. Follow these tips to find that perfect shade for your relaxing retreat.



Designer Bruce Palmer decorated this spacious bedroom with a variety of blue hues for a dimensional look. Sea-inspired artwork is a main focal point, but coastal accessories are dispersed throughout the space for a complete beach feel. Construction by Dewson Construction; architecture by Olivieri, Shousky & Kiss Architects; photography by John Jenkins

By: Gina Hannah

Blue is one of the more soothing colors on the spectrum, and it's perfect for the master bedroom. If you haven't considered blue for your bedroom, consider the wide range of shades available. From pale robins-egg blue to deep navy, there is sure to be a shade that suits your decorating style.

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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 HGTV fan Tetbury

A Frosty Monochrome

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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 HGTV fan susu5

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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 HGTV fan JodiSato

A Crisp Combination

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

Sweet and Subdued

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

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 HGTV fan hriftydecorchick

Coastal Sophistication

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

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 HGTV fan Sharon Kuplack

Super Stripes

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

In today's master bedrooms, homeowners want to create a peaceful retreat, an escape from the outside world. Cool blue shades create the perfect backdrop for the master bedroom, as well as the master bathroom and dressing areas.

In traditional bedrooms, deeper shades of blue create a stately backdrop for antiques and classic furnishings, as well as artwork. But a deep shade doesn't have to mean a dark shade; there are plenty of muted and pale tones of blue that create a soft look for those who don't want a dark color on their walls. Consider a blue-grey, or a grey with lavender undertones, for a look that is both comforting and romantic.

In an eclectic or contemporary bedroom, choose a brighter shade of blue and balance the look with window treatments and bed linens in white and gold tones. Pale blue with white accents, furnishing and fabrics create a look that is both crisp and comforting; it works well with shabby chic furniture. Go just a shade brighter and you can create a relaxing tropical feel in your room.

For a cheery look, choose sky-blue and pair it with sunny yellow accents in lamps, throw pillows and window treatments.

Keep these other tips in mind if you're planning to pain your master bedroom blue:

  • Blue is a perfect color with which to mix shades or use the ombre technique, in which the color is graduated from light to dark.
  • Painting light blue on your ceiling gives the look of greater height.
  • Paint just one wall in a bright or deep shade of blue for a color pop that doesn't consume the room. Other walls can be painted dovetail grey, cream, or white.
  • Navy blue or indigo paired with white can create a stunning and crisp contrast, with more warmth than black and white combinations.
  • If a bedspread or comforter you love has blue in it, choose that shade for your walls. If it's a bright or very dark shade of blue, paint just one wall, so the color doesn't overwhelm the room.
  • Blue looks great with furnishings in a wide range of wood tones, but it looks particularly elegant paired in white or cream.

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