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Blue bedroom ideas – soothing colors for the sleep space of your dreams

by Monika Bürger

Proven to relax the mind, blue is an ideal backdrop for a calming bedroom.

Feeling sleepy? These blue bedroom ideas will help turn any sleep space into a tranquil retreat. 
Blue is a color that gives a feeling of openness and a sense of space, creating a calming and restful backdrop for any room,’ says Judy Smith, Color Consultant at Crown. ‘Due to its connection with nature and its relaxing qualities, it’s incredibly popular in bedrooms.’

A color associated with cloudless skies and rippling seas, blue has been proven to induce feelings of calm and soothe stress, making it ideal for a pre-slumber environment.


From dark inky blue boltholes to periwinkle havens, read on to discover the blue bedroom ideas of your dreams.


A bedroom with blue and white patterned wallpaper and a dark blue four poster bed
(Image credit: Future/Chris Everard)

An eternal favorite in the bedroom, you’re unlikely to fail with a white and blue color scheme. Fresh but calming, the combination works with any blue – but if you want to add interest to this classic pairing, bring in more than one. 

Using many tones of the same blue will add depth to your room. Here, a dark blue four-poster bed is paired with soft furnishings in a purer tone of the same hue, while a densely patterned wallpaper gives an illusion of a lighter tint. 

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A bedroom with navy blue wall, brown wooden bed and white and navy bed linen
(Image credit: Future/Adrian Briscoe)

Navy blue is a bold choice, so go big in your usage of it. This popular shade can really hold its own on a large surface area, its soothing qualities preventing it from feeling aggressive. 

People seem to think paler and powdery shades of blue work best in a bedroom, but dark and bright tones, such as navy or royal blue, work just as well to create a cozy and relaxing space,’ says Smith. 

Use it in cabinetry, block-colored linen, or go all out and use it as a wall paint color for one wall or the entire room (as long as it’s large enough to not feel too dark). The result is a cocooning, but impactful space.

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A bedroom with a grey marble fireplace, grey upholstered headboard and white and blue bed linen
(Image credit: The Cotswold Company )

If you really want to lean into the calming qualities of blue, then pair it with gray. A more gentle pairing than blue and white, picking closely related tones of each color will allow them to blend softly. 

The pairing works with both warm and cool tones. In this room, a tonal gray fireplace and upholstered headboard are paired with white and blue bedding, the blue nudging the room from potentially austere to welcoming.

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A bedroom with black, white and blue patterned wallpaper
(Image credit: Future/Jan Baldwin)

For those who like their brights, it can be a challenge to make them work in the bedroom. In an environment that should ready you for sleep, a bright royal blue can verge on the garish – but use it sparingly, and you can make it work. 

Here, royal blue peppers a largely monochrome room through a vibrant – but not domineering – wallpaper. The shade also appears in the curtains and soft furnishings, toned down through the use of black at its side. 

Our blackout window curtains are a denser alternative to your standard window curtain, blocking out most light and proudly featuring your favorite designs. Whether you live in a busy apartment or a peaceful neighborhood, it’s always nice to have the option to shut out the sun and relax inside by candlelight. Available in either single or double panel options.

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A bedroom with teal textured wallpaper, yellow ochre headboard and circular portrait painting on the wall
(Image credit: Future/Damian Russell )

Yellow and blue is a favorite for kid’s rooms – but tone it down, and things start to get grown-up. Using darker shades of both colors will transport you into the realm of renaissance paintings, where earthy ochres pair masterfully with jewel-toned blues. 

Above, a teal, fabric-textured wall is paired with a warm yellow ochre headboard and brass toned velvet cushions.

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A twin bedroom with large window, blue grasscloth wallpaper and white beds
(Image credit: Future/Davide Lovatti)

Wallpaper doesn’t get cooler than grasscloth. If you’re looking to add texture and interest to a wall without making too much of a fuss about it, this contemporary favorite hits the nail on the head. 

Luckily, grasscloth rarely works better than in a shade of blue. In this room, a bright shade is calmed by ripples of white, but it also works well in deep navy or light blue tones too. 

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A bedroom with a large abstract canvas behind the coral and wood-framed bed
(Image credit: Future/Simon Bevan)

For dreams of peaceful lakes, breaking waves and soft clouds, blue’s watery qualities are what you need in the bedroom. To bring a little of the natural world into a sleep space, embrace the color in dappled, painterly patterns. 

In this artistically inclined bedroom, an impressive cyan mural creates impressions of a forest-lined lake, but you can more easily bring these sensations into a room with the use of watercolor-style bed linens.

With our Wall Murals, you can cover an entire wall with a rad design – just line up the panels and stick them on. They’re easy to peel off too, leaving no sticky residue behind. With crisp, vibrant colors and images, this stunning wall decor lets you create an amazing permanent or temporary space. Available in two floor-to-ceiling sizes.

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A bedroom with deep blue walls and a bed with blue velvet headboard
(Image credit: Crown)

Sensual, sultry and tactile, blue velvet is a daring but dependable bedroom fabric. Velvet’s lustrous texture has the ability to make a color feel impossibly deep – by using it on headboards and in soft furnishings, you’ll create a bed to really sink into.

In this example, deep blues are used across multiple richly textured fabrics, with velvet adding a shimmer of luxury.

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A bedroom with periwinkle blue walls and rich brown four poster bed
(Image credit: Future/Alecia Neo)

It’s all too easy for a blue color scheme to end up feeling cold. To swap cool for cozy, pay attention to your woods. Warm, natural colors and textures will help make a room feel more inviting, whether paired with warm or cool blues. 

This is done in spectacular style in this room, where a periwinkle blue wall color is lifted with a cognac brown statement bed frame.

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A bedroom with a blue mural of a jungle at twilight and pink bed
(Image credit: Future/Alyce Taylor/Jake Curtis)

As night falls, our eyelids start to feel a little heavier and our body clocks tell us it’s almost time to sleep. The darkening world is a chromatic cue that you can recreate in the bedroom by taking inspiration from the night sky. 

Midnight blues and a medley of inky tones make this room feel ripe for slumber, with particular assistance coming from this beautiful mural of a jungle at twilight.

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A bedroom with navy blue shiplap wall, and wooden bed with blue and white striped bedding
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From Napoleon III to Jean Paul Gaultier, blue and white striped shirts are an enduring design classic – but the pattern can look just as chic in your home too. 

Go for a lighter blue with lots of white and the look will feel a little more seaside, but keep it navy for a more fashion-focused take on nautical.

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A bedroom with blue striped wallpaper, pink rug and yellow lamps
(Image credit: Future)

Too much blue on your hands? To add contrast, there’s no better candidate than pink. Rosy accents in a blue scheme will add warmth, comfort, and visual interest to a scheme.

Allow the two a little space with white, as in this pattern-centric bedroom, and the room will feel the benefit. Adding in complementary greens or yellows will help bolster the blue’s dominance and dampen pink’s cutesy tendencies. 

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As you can see from above, a wide array of blues can work well in a bedroom setting. From light blues like periwinkle and duck egg blue to darker tones like navy or even brighter cyans. 

‘It’s hard to go wrong with blue, but it’s best to find the right shade to suit the size of your room’, say the experts at Dulux. ‘Pale blues like sky blue, aqua, and ice blue are expansive, airy, and will help to make your bedroom seem larger and brighter. Darker shades like denim, indigo, or slate blue are sophisticated and warm and will lend large rooms a more intimate appearance.’


Unless you’re going dramatically monochromatic, you’ll need to pair your blues with one or two other colors. 

Chalky whites, sandy tones, and soft terracottas are the kind of colors that blend and harmonize with blue the best,’ says Smith. ‘They give it warmth while maintaining its restful character, which is what most people aim for in their bedroom. You can also bring the scheme into focus and give it an edgy, unexpected element by adding touches of grey, charcoal, and yellow for definition.’

If you choose a light blue as the primary color in a room, balance it with warm hues for the furnishings and fabrics to keep the room looking and feeling cozy,’ say the experts at Dulux. The same principle applies to using wood – warm natural tones will help the room feel more welcoming.

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