Blue hues that remind us of the sea and sky can provide instant relief from life's many stressors, making them perfect for a calming vibe in your bathroom. If you favor lighter shades but don't necessarily want to be surrounded by baby blue, I suggest picking a shade that has a bit of gray or green in it.
For a more dramatic effect, pick a darker royal or navy blue — just be aware that darker blues can make a space appear smaller and cavelike, so you'll want plenty of light in the space to offset this, or use them sparingly as an accent color. Pairing blue with shades of white or gray will give you a cool, contemporary look. For a warmer feel, try incorporating sandy beige and tan.
Here are some of my favorite blue hues for bathrooms, along with 11 eye-catching blue bathrooms from Houzz to inspire you.
I'm partial to icy light grayish blues as well as bold turquoises, but there are many beautiful blues in between to choose from.
Blue paint picks for bathrooms (clockwise from top left):
1. Belle of Blue 021-1, Mythic Paint
2. Skyward C56-2, Olympic Paint
3. Across the Bay DE5757, Dunn-Edwards
4. Blue Ground 210, Farrow & Ball
5. Cool Turquoise KM3238-2, Kelly-Moore
6. Pool Party GLB09, Glidden
7. Chicago Blues 804, Benjamin Moore
8. Bracing Blue SW6242, Sherwin-Williams
What a fantastic use of color and tile. I think it was smart to use the two different tiles on the walls to keep the walls from appearing monolithic and heavy. The bold blue walls are nicely lightened and heightened by the skylight ceiling.