white and blue bathroom walls

If your bathroom requires a design overhaul, blue tones are the perfect starting point when putting together your colour palette. If you're tired of staring at uninspired white walls, a coat of sky blue or navy paint will reinvigorate your space.

Blue is a calming and soothing colour, making it the go-to choice if you're looking to create a bathroom where you can relax. Muted blues will freshen up a small bathroom, while navy and cobalt colours are stylish choices if you're looking for more sophisticated blue bathroom ideas.

A blue palette can also be used as an anchor for nautical-inspired interiors. Use a shade evocative of the ocean waves to paint your bathroom walls, then introduce maritime-themed bathroom accessories to add character.

At Tikkurila, we stock an unbeatable selection of blue paint colours to help you realise any interior design project. Need some help settling on a blue bathroom idea for your home? Our guide has all the insights you'll ever need.

Dark Blue Bathroom Colour Schemes

Navy blue might seem too overwhelming for a smaller bathroom, but dark shades can be put to good use in any space. Richer shades add depth and warmth while pairing well with all-white bathroom suites and metallic fittings.

Interested in using a darker palette to create a blue bathroom to be proud of? Below are a handful of our favourite paint colours.

Inky Blue Bathroom Ideas

Indigo L429
Deep Ink Blue
Prince G490
Light Blue Grey

If you're looking to create a more luxurious bathroom, it's best to stick to inky blue shades and dark navy hues.

A paint colour like Indigo L429 will work well in large blue bathrooms, although you still use it effectively in a smaller space like a powder room. If you don't want to overdo it, think about using this one sparingly to create a jaw-dropping focal point.

Dark blue walls are all well and good, but you'll need a more muted shade to offset all that colour. If you're looking for the perfect counterpoint to an inky blue shade, go for a lighter hue like Prince G490. With hints of grey, this colour will coordinate nicely with bathroom suites and makes a fine substitute for classic white when tackling those finishing touches.

Contrasting Colours for a Blue Bathroom

Nocturne N348
Dusky Dark Blue
Gardenia F309
A Light Yellow-White

A blue colour scheme always works well in a bathroom. However, if you're aiming to avoid a more traditional bathroom interior, playing around with contrasting shades might be something to consider.

Start with a dark blue like Nocturne N348 to set a sophisticated ambience. This dusky blue has bags of contemporary character and will instantly elevate your space.

Of course, you'll balance things out with something lighter. White floor tiles can go a long way in opening up your space. Meanwhile, a neutral paint colour like Gardenia F309 will bring contrast with its delicate yellow undertones.

Experiment with Green and Grey Undertones

Royal M436
Deep Blue With A Hint Of Green
Bungalow G500
A Pale Grey-Blue Tone

Blue is an incredibly versatile colour, so you've plenty of choices when it comes to selecting accents for your dream bathroom interior.

To kick things off, start with a deep blue shade like Royal M436. This classic paint colour has subtle undertones of green, adding depth and sophistication to your space.

To round things off, use a paler shade like Bungalow G500. This subtle take on blue is underscored with a hint of grey, which will blend effortlessly with darker walls and an all-white bathroom suite.

Light Blue Bathroom Colour Schemes

If your bathroom is on the smaller side, a light blue colour scheme may be the best way to go. The right shade of blue will easily compensate for a lack of square footage while breathing new life into a tired space.

Bright Blue Bathroom Colours

Cumulus Y354
A Calming, Light Blue Hue
Lotus F448
Delicate Yet Dynamic Soft Green

Some blues are incredibly rejuvenating, making them an effective choice for bathrooms. A light blue shade like Cumulus Y354 will bring a calming ambience to your space, working nicely alongside a classic bathroom suite.

To add some depth to your space, use a colour like Lotus F448. This soft green hue has subtle hints of grey, making it a superb substitute for pure white. If you want to make more of a statement, think about introducing a blue vanity unit to your bathroom.

Light and Vibrant Colours

Sky J356
Vivid Medium Blue
Angelica F452
A Fresh And Delicate Apple Green

If your home is more contemporary, you'll probably want to experiment with more vibrant blue shades. A medium blue like Sky J356 will make a welcome addition to a more modern bathroom. Use it to paint every wall, or offset with a more muted blue or off-white shade.

Need some accent colour inspiration? How about Angelica F452? This stunning neutral colour has hints of apple green, adding a subtle note of freshness to your bathroom decor.

Decorating with Pastel Blues

Forget Me Not H353
Perfect Pastel Blue
Paper F497
Pure White

Pastel colours are a good choice for any bathroom. As well as being as easy on the eye, they're incredibly versatile, pairing nicely with a multitude of textures and design accents.

Start with a pastel blue like Forget Me Not H353 to paint your walls. If you want to add more depth to your space, think about laying down blue tiles or giving your bathroom cabinetry a new lick of paint.

Although pastel blues work well with a variety of colours, there's no better match than classic white. To keep things simple, choose a pure white shade like Paper F497 for decorating room accents and applying those finishing touches.

Blue Bathroom Colour Schemes

Need some guidance on how to decorate with blue? Read on for a couple of standout blue colour schemes that will turn any bathroom into something special.

Bold Blue Bathroom Schemes

Winter V503
Off-White With The Lightest Touch Of Grey
Denim N429
A Deep, Bold Shade Of Blue
Papyrus Y392
Light Creamy Yellow

Bold blues always work well on bathroom walls. A paint colour like Denim N429 is guaranteed to make the right impression. Use it liberally in larger spaces, or reserve it for focal points in smaller bathrooms.

Once you've applied a dark shade to your walls, keep things simple when selecting secondary colours. An off-white like Winter V503 will work well alongside a darker blue, with its muted grey accents adding another layer of detail.

For a hint of vibrancy, use a creamy yellow like Papyrus Y392. With its grapefruit-infused undertones, this paint colour is a great choice for painting recesses or adding a splash of colour to focal points.

Bright Blue and Pastel Bathroom Ideas

PETROL S491
Dark Cadet Blue
Glacier Y435
Illuminating Blue-Grey
Siesta J407
Pastel Orange

Can't decide between pastels or bright blues? For best results, why not embrace both palettes and create a bathroom interior that will stand the test of time?

Petrol S491 is a strong choice if you prefer more contemporary palettes. This bluish-green paint colour is on the darker side, but it will provide a superb backdrop for your bathroom decor scheme.

Once you've painted your bathroom walls, reach for something like Glacier Y435 to freshen things up. With undertones of grey, this bright blue paint colour can be used instead of white.

Citrus shades pair particularly well with blue, so consider using something like Siesta J407. This pastel orange paint colour has hints of pink that will bring bags of depth to your bathroom decor.

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