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Use the naturally soothing quality of the color blue to transform a bedroom into your own personal retreat.
Striking patterns are an excellent way to bring modern style to your bedroom. The bold blue pattern of the wallpaper and drapery fabric set against the rich brown and white bedding creates a unique, eye-catching look. Keep accessories to a minimum to enhance the modern feel.
Enliven a subtle color palette with a kick of a contrasting hue. The red-painted bed frame in this room stands out against the softer blue tones of the bedding, walls, and draperies. The bold color also gives the vintage bed an updated vibe. Framed postcards hung above the headboard are a simple way to add an art element to the wall.
A soft, dusky blue repeats in different fabrics, including the rug, throughout the room to add variety and interest to an otherwise neutral palette. The striped walls are a subtle contrast that blends in with the rest of the patterns. If you¿re using several patterns, vary the size and complexity, but you¿d be wise to stay away from more than one bold print to prevent clashing
Blue and white is a classic color combination that brings a warm comfort to any bedroom. The blue paisley curtains and bed skirt contrast nicely with the creamy white comforter. The striped cotton rugs add a casual cottage feel to the room. Another color option plays out overhead: The planked ceiling is painted a soft sky blue.
If you¿re looking to do blue in your bedroom but want a little variety, try teal. The rich tone has a twinge a green, giving basic blue an eye-catching variation. In this bedroom, a soothing palette of soft teals, blue-grays, and browns brings a feeling of serenity. Add a focal point such as the mirror above the bed to attract the eye. The warm brown walls pair with the cooler blue tones to create an inviting personal retreat.
Add a spark of interest to your room with a bright accent color that complements the shade of blue. The soft yellow accents and painted ceiling give this blue room a fun and unique appeal. Patterned bed pillows and upholstered chairs bring texture to the room, while the red area rug ties the elements together.
Tiffany-box blue adds style to any bedroom. Here, the color is applied to the walls and envelopes a glamour-filled room with elegant softness. Standing in chic contrast to the soft walls, the curvaceous headboard commands attention. The solid-color comforter also accentuates the eye-catching focal point. The large chandelier and symmetry of the furniture arrangement allow the unique headboard to dominate the room.
Although this room is mostly cream, it¿s the blue pattern that draws attention. Using the same print throughout the room multiplies the impact and creates unity. Here, the pattern used for the pillows is also found on the window shade and draperies, giving the room an all-over blue accent.
Don¿t be afraid to go bold with bright blue paint. If you paint all the walls a dominant color such as this, add balance with a lighter-color bedspread and flooring. The large window trimmed in white helps maximize the light. Simple accessories and a plain window shade allow the bold blue to hold court.
Think of subtle contrast as a way to add interest to a room. The pale lilac walls in this bedroom create just enough contrast for the aqua blue accents -- the weathered shutters that decorate the wall and three pretty pillows on the bed. The lilac stripe on the large pillow in front accents the contrast.
A blue-and-brown color scheme is the perfect backdrop to a gender-neutral space that¿s relaxing and inviting. The combination lends itself well to the mixing of soft and strong elements, such as floral artwork with matchstick blinds. These colors form an easy grouping that plays out well in a wide variety of shades.