We’ve got you covered with some beautiful blue bathroom ideas that will add style and functionality to your space. From dreamy and breezy cooler shades, right through to rich, bold and statement-making blues, there are so many different variations of this truly wonderful colour.
If you’re unsure where to start, it may help to consider how you want your bathroom to make you feel by identifying what blue means to you. Does your mind immediately lead you down a pebble path to a coastal retreat, where you’re watching the soft blue waves kiss the shore with sand between your toes whilst listening to the gentle breeze wisping through the reeves during the golden hour? Are you suddenly dreaming of a gorgeous Greek hideaway where you can find complete relaxation amongst the chilled ambience, authentic powder blue and white architecture and stunning time-bound tapestries? Perhaps you’re stepping through the doors of an old English country manor house that boasts ceilings that go on forever, rich royal blues and tasteful glamour created through handcrafted furniture, grandiose golds, brushed brass and stately features.
The important thing is to identify what blue means to you, and how it makes you feel before establishing how you’re going to mimic that demeanour within your own bathroom space. Because there are so many different shades of blue to choose from, compared to some other colours, you’ve got more free rein on where you go with it.
There’s always a chance to lighten things up when you bring white into the blue bathroom mix. When pairing white with dark, deep tones, achieve an elegantly classic contrast.
This will help those opulent blue spots across your bathroom to pop while keeping the general feel of the space light and free-flowing. For a traditionally swarve statement bathroom, keep it cool when opting for white marble tiles or moonlight shimmer wall panels.
Blue and black work together to create a more intimate space with dramatic effect. A white basin will create a clean-cut, yet playful symphony between light, dark and dreamy blue.
If your space demands lighter hues, but you’d still like to explore deeper shades, meeting in the middle of white and black with grey could be the way forward. For a hearty and wholesome bathroom space that feels like home but looks like a spa-like sanctuary, mix pebble and light concrete greys with lighter marine blues. So very stylish, and a perfect pairing with blue, bringing a little brass into your space can make a big difference to the overall finishing look of your bathroom. Mustard yellow and blue are the interior design power colour couple at the moment.
Yellow is a playful and energetic way to create light and dark contrast within a blue interior. There are plenty of design techniques and fabulous features that you can incorporate to achieve a stunning light and capacious balance, whilst adding a bold twist of blue. You may take the feature wall approach, creating one big splash of blue, contrasted against a white bathroom.
Consider traditional white basins, a high level toilet and even a freestanding roll top bath.
Don’t forget to opt for luxury finishes by choosing brush brassed taps and shower sets to achieve the ultimate traditional blue and white bathroom. If this is still too much, consider how you could use dark blue to colour in skirting boards, door frames and dado rails.
Carefully choose colours that can be paired with smaller accessories such as soap dishes, towels and toothbrush pots to complete the look. If dark blue just isn't for you, experiment with natural shades that radiate light and lift the space. Make use of window light to enhance these colours, and choose accessories that match the vibe you’re going for. Poppy red, forget-me-not blue, blue-bell purple and daisy yellow can all be subtly fed into artwork, ornaments and accessories.
For a beachy bathroom, experiment with waves of seaside tones, such as warm off-golden whites, reeve-greens, pebble grey and little dashes of deep blue to add extra colour composition to your blue space. Or maybe a shiplap cladded or panelled coastal whitewashed wall could add another element of character to your space.