Blue is a soothing shade and is also often associated with intelligence, a sense of calm and may even aid concentration, making it perfect for a peaceful and contemplative space like the bathroom, where you can relax and enjoy some time to yourself.
So, if you’re thinking of creating a blue bathroom, here are some ideas to make the most of this harmonious hue.
8 blue bathroom ideasWhether you’re looking to cover your whole bathroom in a gorgeous blue hue or paint a single wall in a shade of azure, we’ve got blue bathroom ideas for all tastes.
1. Use blue as a focal pointMake blue the focal point and refresh a cast iron bath with a splash of serene colour, like this Buckingham Cast Iron roll top in a vibrant aqua. Make the shade ‘pop’ against a spectacular large-scale wallpaper, like this fabulous Christian Lacroix ‘Bagatelle – Reglisse’ from Designers Guild.
2. Add in jewel blue backdropsAlternatively use a blue with a jewel-like quality as the perfect backdrop to bold feature pieces like this combination of the Catania 1860 Blue tile from Topps Tiles and our own Alderley Freestanding Bath with a leather effect finish.
3. The period bathroom look
Navy or indigo create a spectacular and timeless look perfect for period bathrooms and create an ideal background for crisp white angular sanitaryware pieces; make even more impact with a high-level WC like this one from our Granley suite (shown below).
4. Blue accent piecesFor a more subtle look in a smaller space like a cloakroom or petite ensuite, try a Midnight Blue accent like the gorgeous colour featuring on our Limited Edition Glastonbury tap handles. You can even complete the look in a master bathroom with a matching luxury shower.
5. Traditional inspired designIf you’re a bit of a traditionalist, you may be wondering how to incorporate blue into your bathroom renovation. Consider white subway tiles set off against a stunningly light blue shade, combined with a white suite for a bright and airy look. Black and white checkerboard tile for the flooring looks particularly striking when combined with pale blue, then finish the look with brushed silver fittings and fixtures for a blue bathroom idea that’s chic, yet traditional.
6. Blue meets industrial
When we say industrial, chances are you’ll conjure up images of a space that’d befit a trendy city loft apartment, complete with exposed brick and brass fittings. But did you know that blue can work for the industrial trend too? Blue looks stunning set off against earth and metal tones that go hand in hand with industrial styling. Try painting cabinets a deep, midnight blue or bringing in dark blue accessories for a pop of colour. If you’re looking for a daring blue bathroom idea, paint your door in a French navy shade or cover the side near your bath or shower with Prussian blue tiling.
7. Nautical themes
A nautical blue bathroom theme is incredibly popular and it’s no surprise as it’s such a timelessly brilliant look. Choose darker coloured blue walls with white siding, then bring in finishing touches such as bulkhead or pendant lighting, golden fixtures and fittings and nautical ornaments such as ships and anchors. If you’re a lover of a focal point, go for one blue and white striped wall to add a touch of style.
8. Shabby chic
A blue bathroom pairs beautifully with the shabby chic trend. Choose robin egg or duck egg blue for the walls and combine with distressed wooden features in hues of grey or white to really emulate shabby chic style. It’s also a good idea to add in floral touches to break up the space which can be done through wallpaper, towels or if you have the room, flower displays in farmhouse style jugs.
Looking for more beautiful bathroom trends and styling tips? Learn how to get the country-chic bathroom of your dreams in our guide, next.