Bold and dramatic or stately and traditional, it's all achievable with these navy blue walls.

By Jamie Lott
March 17, 2016

You don't get a second chance to make a first impression, and this lovely navy blue foyer from Earnest Home doesn't need one. Paired with the crisp white of the staircase and the flowing curtains, it's traditional without being stuffy. And since the bold wall color is such a statement, it doesn't need anything more than its carefully chosen and minimalist decor.

Kid's Room

Your child can't imagine anything cooler than their favorite cartoon or video game character, and you can't image anything greater than this gorgeous navy blue accent wall from Shift Ctrl Art. In this modern kid-friendly space, you get the best of both worlds, form and function plus great design.

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If you want bold without a total commitment, finish the top of a wall in a fun shade of navy and the bottom in shiplap like I Am Homemaker for this dining room space. The white textured bottom wall makes the perfect backdrop for the vintage desk and that fun pop of color of the orange chair. And the blue top makes a lovely base for artwork and collected platters.

Dining Room

This navy dining room from It All Started with Paint makes it easy to pair modern with traditional. The bold wall color boasts a modern vibe and pairs just as well with the traditional board-and-batten as the clean lines of the tables and chairs do with the striped rug -- the perfect balance of modern and traditional.

Accent Wall

If you're looking for a way to ease into navy blue walls, an accent wall like this one from Rain on a Tin Roof is the perfect way to get you started. And as this designer says, an accent wall doesn't require anything elaborate; sometimes you can achieve it with a bold color choice. Plus, brass and navy are always a good combo.


A bold color choice is a great idea for any room in your home, even the smaller ones. Create a soothing bathroom space like this one from Happy Housie by pairing the bold navy with a crisp white beaded board. Navy pairs well with either nickel or brass fixtures, so take your pick!

Living Room

If you want to combine serene and inviting, this living room from Fieldstone Hill does just that by mixing the bold wall color choice with vintage accents, warm wood tones, and natural fabrics. A modern striped rug is layered with a large cowhide adds great texture to the room. All the natural light allows for the walls to be dressed in a bold color without make it feel dark.

How to Decorate with a Dark Wall Color

Want to go bold but confused about how to decorate once you do? Check out this video and see how to pull off a bold colors like a pro.


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