12 beautiful blue rooms
Vibrant cobalt armchairs and matching sofa stand out against the neutral setting. Add patterns with pillows and accessories, but let the dominant color take center stage.
Easy on the eyes
Steal a page from Mother Nature's stylebook by using a palette of robin's egg blue and sea foam green to design a tranquil living room. Combine the colors with various textures, such as wood, glass, and ceramic, for a look that makes you feel miles from home.
Need a new look fast? Freshen your home by painting the entire room, a single wall, or a small space like the area above the mantle. Rehang the artwork, rearrange a few accessories, and update your pillows for a quick weekend makeover.
Tiffany blue may be prim and proper, but it doesn't have to be boring. Painted walls mixed with bold plum accents and modern art create a worldly sitting room. This audacious color scheme gives credence that more is sometimes, well, more.
All in the family
Designers often pick one color and style a room using variations of that hue for a cohesive look. Add in patterns from the same color family to keep the decor fresh without becoming boring.
Incorporate a moody shade of blue into a nook or room to give the space a more masculine feel. Sofas or armchairs that face each other encourage conversation and evenings sans television.
Keep it simple
Clean design and plush seating will make you want to curl up with a good book in this cozy living room. The periwinkle walls match the upholstered armchairs, and the green accents complement the space, preventing it from looking too monochromatic.
Make it modern
A pair of midcentury-inspired leather chairs and ottoman sit well with blue-grey walls and colorful curtains. The cool tones play nicely with autumnal colors in this modern living room.
Blues work well in every style, especially cottage design. This small space appears larger with sunny sky blue walls, beige furniture, floral throws, and sisal carpeting.
Tranquil blues are the perfect hues of choice for multi-functional spaces like this guestroom meets home office. The main pieces -- the sofa, day bed, and desk with built-in shelves -- coordinate without looking too matchy-matchy, which helps the space feel larger.