9 Beautiful Blues for Bathrooms
I like using white in bathrooms just as much as the next person, but what I really like to see is a splash of color. Blue is a particularly good choice because it evokes the sea and the sky, and the positive associations many us have with them.
But there are many fetching blue hues out there to choose from. Soft blues offer a stress-reducing ambience, as they’re purported to calm and soothe the senses. Bolder blues bring a fun and energetic vibe to a room, while the darkest ones lend drama and elegance. Among my favorites below, perhaps there’s a hue for you.
1. Tropical aqua
Although maybe a bit too intense for all four walls in your bedroom or living room, a bold tropical aqua is a fun color option in a bathroom. It has an uplifting and rejuvenating quality that calls to mind a vacation in a warm, exotic location. Like all bold colors, it looks best when hit with plenty of light. If your bathroom lacks ample light, you can fake it by providing lots of white surfaces to offset a few accents of the bold blue.
2. Soft sky blue
If the previous color is way too intense for you and your bathroom, think about a soft sky blue instead. A color with a touch of gray will keep it from going too pastel.
3. Watery turquoise
Turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary with your favorite watery blue on the wall. Go easy on the decorative accessories and instead think about using color, texture and sheen to dress up the space. Make sure you have plenty of concealed storage to keep clutter to a minimum.
4. Inky blue
A dark blue that’s just a click or two away from pure black is an elegant and dramatic choice for a bathroom. Bathrooms, especially powder rooms, are ideal spaces in which to experiment with unusual colors because we likely don’t spend large amounts of time in them. Don’t be afraid to put your favorite dark or bold hues here.
5 & 6. Deep teal and soft blue-gray
Teal is another elegant color choice for a bathroom, but without the intensity of dark navy and blue-black. It has an upscale quality without going too heavy or severe. I like the layering of similar colors here — the soft greenish blue-gray on the walls and the deeper teal on the cabinet. It’s colorful but in an understated way.
7. Moody blue
This blue also has a bit of green and gray in it, which makes it read as a muted, almost neutral, color. If you have concerns about blue feeling too cold in the bathroom, consider pairing it with warm colors and elements, such as the wallcovering and wood flooring here.
8. Medium sky blue
Think about putting sky-blue hues where we’re accustomed to seeing them the most — above our heads. This is a fairly saturated shade, but because it’s used on the ceiling only, and the room gets plenty of light, it provides a pleasing splash of color.
9. Medium blue-gray
If you prefer subdued paint colors but don’t necessarily want anything too light or pastel on the wall, pay attention to the value and chroma of your choices. Value refers to the lightness or darkness of the hue, and chroma is the level of purity of the color. A blue that is medium in value (not too light but not too dark) and low in chroma (toned down with plenty of gray) will have a nice neutral quality without getting too thin and wispy.
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