Blue Paint Colours
A favourite paint choice for people everywhere, the colour blue is one of the most widely used in home décor. Renowned for inspiring feelings of calmness and tranquillity, blue is often seen as a sign of security and certainty. It’s even believed that tones of blue in your home encourage a reduction in blood pressure and heart rate! Colours on this spectrum of the colour wheel are therefore ideal for bedrooms, bathrooms, and living rooms. Any space where you want to relax.
Blue can be anything you want it to be depending on the shade that you choose. Different shades can conjure up different emotions from calm and serene, vibrant and energetic, or even moody and evocative, making blue paint an easy way to create the ambience you’re looking for, in style. The colour comes in a broad variety of shades from the palest dusky blues that transport our minds straight to the seaside, to deep dark blues that can turn any room into a cosy cocoon. Whatever mood you want to create, there’s a blue shade in our paint range to help turn your vision into a reality.
Our favourite blue paints for 2022
Recommended blue wall paints
Explore our collection of blue wall and ceiling paints. We offer an exceptional range of paints in many shades and finishes, helping you to create your perfect home. You'll also find wall paint that's designed for specific interior purposes and rooms, including durable kitchen paint, bathroom paint that's moisture, steam and mould resistant, and even tile paint for an instant room refresh.
How to pick the right blue for your home
It’s fair to say there are many different shades of blue paint available and it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to choosing the perfect colour for your home. There are various factors to take into account, such as the natural light coming into the room, the colour of the furniture, and of course, what shade you most prefer. Different undertones make each blue shade different and it’s important to pick one that uplifts the room. For rooms with cool natural light coming in, such as north-facing rooms, a warm blue shade BLUE GIRL BLUE will offset the coolness. South-facing rooms can benefit from cooler shades where the warmth of the sunlight coming in can balance it out. Try MELTED CLOCKFACE. Our guide can help you to find the shade that is right for you.
When decorating with blue, it's hard to go wrong with your colour combination. The complementary colour goes well with almost any other colour and can pull the interiors together beautifully. With shades ranging from ice blue to deep navy grey, the versatile colour looks great painted on everything from walls to kitchen cabinets and tiles, or simply layered through accessories and small pops of colour.
Light blue paint shades
Our range of light blue shades are a great option if you don’t want the walls to feel overpowering but still want a little more colour than a neutral shade offers. A classic choice, these pale and interesting blue paints offer a scene of serenity and can help to make the room feel bigger. The familiarity of pale blue shades such as our CUMULUS Y354 blue paint gives the room a wash of calm and offers a sense of nostalgia and comfort too, with an immediate connection to seaside waves and blue skies.
Dark blue paint shades
Luxurious and stylish, dark blue shades are a great choice to bring a touch of drama and warmth to a room. The key to perfect dark blue walls is to pair them with plenty of crisp light colours, so contrast your walls with neutral colours like white or combine them with pale wood. Dark blue paint can create dramatic and glamourous spaces, and they work with lots of different colours too, particularly saturated jewel colours, as the deep hue helps them to pop.
Blue grey paint shades
Blue grey paint shades are the sophisticated cousins of blue and are the perfect choice if you’re looking to create a chic yet moody atmosphere with a soft, alluring feel. The versatile hue can create the most relaxed of rooms and goes with almost any style of décor and colour palette. Blue grey shades pair exceptionally well with white and other neutral shades, as well as pops of colour like pinks, greens, and oranges.
Blue bathroom inspiration
Blue is the symbolic colour of cleanliness and water making it a natural choice of paint colour for the bathroom. Pair CUMULUS Y354 with white for a classic look, to create a bathroom reminiscent of a villa by the Mediterranean sea.
Light blue paint such as GLACIER Y435 will transform the bathroom into a spacious, blissful oasis. Just add a pop of colour in the way of accessories to help you awaken for the day ahead. Or go nautical with ATLANTIS L433 and include gold touches throughout such as a gilded mirror, towel holder, and taps to bring a touch of warmth and a vintage effect to the saturated blue tones.
If you like the idea of adding a touch of blue to your bathroom but want to keep it understated, try a lick of MADOLIN BLUE to the under-sink cabinets, and balance it out with neutral walls and floors.
Recommended blue bathroom paints
Blue kitchen inspiration
Whether you choose to paint the entire kitchen blue or go for just a splash of blue via the kitchen cabinets or a feature wall, it can transform the heart of the home into a tranquil hub. A blue shade can be bold but also classic. If you want the kitchen to feel bright then go for a blue shade with a hint of green like SECRET X438 for a rustic, tropical vibe or a saturated blue such as ARA M354.
If you’re looking for a contemporary kitchen with a moody ambience then choose a muted blue shade MYSTERIOUS HORIZON paired up with a dark neutral such as grey. Or go bold with a dark blue shade like DENIM N429. Try interspersing one or two different tones of blue through the kitchen furniture and accessories for a cohesive design that doesn’t feel overwhelming.
Whatever shade you decide to go for, combining it with a white shade will always ensure the kitchen looks timeless and inviting, no matter the occasion.
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Recommended blue kitchen paints
Blue living room inspiration
Whether you prefer a living room to be dramatic and luxurious or restful and comforting, blue is an ideal choice. As adaptable as any neutral shade, blue living room walls are the perfect accent to a range of colour palettes. Darker shades such as PETROL S491 bring warmth and richness to the walls in a cocooning manner, whilst light blue shades such as PRINCE G490 offer a relaxing space to unwind in and help to make the room appear larger.
Complement the luxuriousness of a dark blue living room by adding room accessories in jewel colours such as emeralds and golden yellows, or try pastel shades like pink along with gold and brass finishes to make the room bask in opulence. Or choose a blue with grey undertones to keep the look bold and sophisticated in a cosy manner. Add cushions and throws in warm colours such as golden yellow to help soften up the space.
Recommended blue living room paints
Blue bedroom inspiration
Just being in a blue room can provide you with a feeling of peace and calm, so if you’re looking for a bedroom that offers tranquillity and serenity, blue is a natural choice. The soothing mood it sets makes it a perfect choice for a room made for resting. Try light blue shades, reminiscent of the sea and sky such as CUMULUS Y354 for the perfect calming remedy to a busy life, or opt for elegant blue shades such as PABLO'S SKY for a muted yet spacious room. Blue-grey paint is perfect as a relaxing cool colour that can help you wind down at night.
Dark blue bedroom walls establish a cosy and inviting space to immerse yourself in. The deep, bold hue of INDIGO L429 is the perfect choice to bring serenity to your home while adding a touch of luxury due to its rich undertones. Match with dark wooden floors for a contemporary look, and throw in some soft furnishings in complementary shades such as golden yellows, greys, and beiges.
Blue and white is a timeless combination so pair your chosen shade of blue with a white ceiling. Go for an off-white shade as a true white already has blue undertones which can make the room too cool. Or if you’ve picked a dark blue shade then you can strengthen the cocooning feel even further by painting the ceiling a deep blue such as ARA M354 for a calming, restful sanctuary.
Recommended blue bedroom paints
We have a range of exterior paints, wood stains, protectors and treatments for your outside walls, garden fences, furniture, sheds and decking. Durable and resistant to water damage, our exterior paints offer high protection from constant exposure to the elements, so get ready to give your garden an eye-catching splash of blue.
When it comes to the garden, the more colour the better, and blue is a great choice to enhance all the vivid hues of the plants and flowers. Paint the fence or garden shed in a shade like SEA 3455 or STORM 3464 for a contemporary feel, or choose jewel shades like CORNFLOWER 3456 to add rich, deep tones that complement the colours of mother nature. You can even bring tired garden furniture back to life with blue paint, giving you a place to relax on sunny days. Try sky paint to extend the space and stretch the fence up into the sky. A subtle blue-grey shade like GLACIER Y435 will give a traditional look.
Why not go tonal by using more than one shade, helping to create depth and give your garden the appearance of being bigger. Pick a light blue shade and highlight it with a dark blue shade.
Our range of anti-slip decking and patio paints, stains and treatments are specifically formulated to give you a protective, long-lasting finish. Available in a variety of finishes, our range of outdoor paints help you maintain the natural beauty of your wooden patio and decking.
We recommend always buying a sample pot in your chosen shades and paint swatches on the wall to see how the shade works in the light throughout the day.