Home decorating with an array of blue colors is simple and gorgeous – just take a look at our roundup of blue room decor color recipes.

4 Popular Blue Decor Color Stories

There are quite a few blue decor ideas you can use to decorate and create a space that you’ll love at home.

We’ve looked through dozens and dozens of blue color choices and narrowed them down to four that we feel have a universal appeal: navy blue, cobalt blue, light blue and blue-green. (In future Decorating Diva Magazine issues, we will share other beautiful blue home decorating ideas and color stories.)

Blue Decor Color Story #1 – Navy Blue

We kickoff the color decorating recipes with a nod to the navy blue version of Pantone’s 2020 color of the year Classic Blue.

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Furniture and home decor in a range of popular navy blue shades.

Classic Blue Room Decor Design Resources

  • Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams “Dress Blues” SW9176 paint.
  • Fabric/Decorative Textile: Root Cellar Design’s “Alice” fabric in Blue Heron pattern and White and Marine colorway.
  • Furniture
    • World Away’s “Dominic” modern navy swivel chair with bronze base.
    • Orren Eliss’ “Nagata” end or side table in dark blue.
  • Lighting: Arteriors Home’s “Edge” blue glass table lamp.
  • Rug: Feizy Rugs’ “Milton” indigo area rug.
  • Tile/Mosiac/Stone: New Ravenna’s handmade mosaic “Aurelia”.

Blue Decor Color Story #2 – Light Blue

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Furniture and home decor in a range of light blues with an icy tone.

Light Blue Room Decor Design Resources

  • Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore’s “Greenhow Blue” (CW-655) paint.
  • Fabric/Decorative Textile: Braunschwig & Fils’ “Banon” plaid, light blue upholstery fabric.
  • Furniture
    • Mod Shop’s “Capri” Lisbon chair in light blue velvet with brass accents.
    • Would’s light blue “Come Here” side table.
  • Lighting: Flambeau’s blue and gold table lamp.
  • Rug: NuLoom’s sky blue, vintage floral “Connie” fringe rug.
  • Tile/Mosiac/Stone: GL Stone Tile’s sky blue arabesque “Lantern” tiles in a glossy finish.

Blue Decor Color Story #3 – Cobalt Blue

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Furniture and home decor in a vibrant, cobalt blue color.

Cobalt Blue Room Decor Design Resources

  • Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore’s “Evening Blue” (2066-20 ) paint.
  • Fabric/Decorative Textile: Schumacher’s “Tumbling Blocks” cobalt drapery and upholstery fabric.
  • Furniture
    • Mercer41’s cobalt blue, channel-tufted “Chambliss” velvet swivel barrel chair with brass base.
    • Moe’s Home Collection’s Azul Agate accent table.
  • Lighting: Frederick Cooper’s cobalt blue glass table lamp.
  • Rug: Solo’s Vibrance Collection wool rug in cobalt blue.
  • Tile/Mosiac/Stone: “Roman” porcelain cobalt blue contemporary mosaic tiles.

Blue Decor Color Story #4 – Turquoise Blue

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Furniture and home decor in a fresh, serene and uplifting blue-green shade of turquoise.

Turquoise Room Decor Design Resources

  • Wall Paint: Glidden Essential’s “Sea of Turquoise” ( 90GG 37 212 ) paint.
  • Wall Paper: Brewster Wallcoverings “Mirabelle Serenity” Lanterns wallpaper.
  • Furniture
    • Eichholtz’s “Trapezium” scallop velvet chair in turquoise with Art Deco-inspired brass accents.
    • Jonathan Charles’ “Daphne” diamond cut round end table in turquoise.
  • Lighting: American Lighting Brands’ “Isabella” turquoise glass table lamp.
  • Rug: Mistana Brandt turquoise oriental area rug.
  • Tile/Mosiac/Stone: Tile Bar’s “Astrid” polished glass and porcelain mosaic tile in turquoise.

In love with the color blue? We’ve got more on decorating with blues for you!

The Love Affair with Blue Continues

Throughout history, the color blue has enjoyed intense popularity and it looks like that love for blue is still burning strong as color industry leaders are signaling that variations of blue will reign supreme in everything from runway fashion to home fashion.

Pantone’s 2020 color trend report crowned Classic Blue (a deep, dark blue) as the color of the year. According to Laurie Pressman, this shade of blue is, “a color that anticipates what’s going to happen next. What’s the future going to bring as we move into the evening hours?”

Color Meaning: What do Blue Hued Colors Symbolize?

The selection of Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year, as defined by the Pantone Color Institute, happens to coincide with the start of a new decade.

This isn’t the first time Pantone assigned a blue-based color to define not only a year but the beginning of a new decade. The idea of a blue-based color serving as a transition point between the old and new – saying goodbye to one decade and welcoming a fresh beginning in a new decade occurred in 2010.

In 2010, Pantone declared turquoise, a blue-green shade, as its color of the year. Pantone explained that turquoise combines”the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.” In that sense, choosing the color Turquoise was the ideal chromatic symbol defining the opening of a new decade that brought with it the promise of hope – a fresh beginning after years of a devastating global financial recession.

Will Blue Continue to be a Popular Color for Home Decorating?

This year, and in the coming years, you can expect a resurgence of a wide-ranging palette of blues – from classic navy blue to blue-green and every divine blue color mix in between.

When I was reporting on the home design luxury textile trends emerging from Proposte, the Italian textile fair, I noted that blues had a very strong showing – almost eclipsing other colors. I also noted that strong influence at Milan’s famed Salone del Mobile design fair.

Where Can I Use the Color Blue at Home?

Blue is probably one of the easiest colors to use in home design.

Blue, in its myriad of variations, is truly a classic color whether its a true blue interpretation or one that leans toward the blue-green color spectrum or towards the blue-red color spectrum.

The darker interpretations of blue can have the visual read of a neutral color and, as such, these types of blue colors can lend themselves as an appealing color option that can be applied beyond furnishings, decorative accents, and wall color – as can be seen in the popular rise of blue-hued kitchen design and bath decor.

Photos: Rooms Decorated with Blues

Blue decor bathroom with blue Aurelia mosaic tie by New Ravenna. | Decorating Diva Magazine
Bathroom design featuring New Ravenna Aurelia, a handmade mosaic shown in Lapis Lazuli, Iolite, Mica, Absolute White, and Blue Spinel Sea Glass™ is part of the Sea Glass™ Collection by New Ravenna. (Photo courtesy: New Ravenna)

Photos: Blue Home Decor Inspiration