A blue living room can be a great choice if you are looking for a fresh and cool effect in your space. It might be a bold choice to some (especially when you compare it to an interior with white walls), yet just the right amount of blue can elevate the design of your living room to a new level.
When you have ample natural light streaming into your living room, you can easily go for a darker tone, while low-lit spaces might benefit from a lighter shade of blue.
In the list below, you can find the most inspiring blue living room ideas that I can ensure you, will make you want to whip out your paint brush. From light to dark, saturated to paler shades of blue, you can find it all in this list.
Pair your blue living room walls with natural tones to make them stand out, or work with opposites on the color wheel to add a more unique touch to the color palette. Good news: you don’t need to be an interior designer to make this trendy wall color work in your living room interior.
Pale dark blue walls paired with warm tones in the accessories
The pale dark blue paint on the walls in this living room makes the white molding, white skirting boards, window frames, and ceiling stand out in a powerful way.
By adding contrasting colors to the
A dark midnight blue living room with an exceptional interior design
The deep blue wall color in this gorgeous turn-of-the-century living room accentuates the historic elements in a perfect way. The brass accents in the white porcelain tile fireplace are brought back in the brass pendant light in the middle of the space, which adds a true focal point to this amazing interior.
The dark grey fabric sofa is paired with a white coffee table and a grey velvet area rug. This combination creates a dark base palette with the wall color and allows for the furnishings and accessories to stand out in the design.
The selection of black and white art prints decorating the midnight blue wall add depth, while the warm tones on the vintage wood cabinet next to the window stand out against the cool tones on the paint color. The blue living room wall color comes back in the
A neutral living room with blue-grey walls and baby-blue accents
The blue-grey living room walls in this gorgeous space with rounded windows are finished with an off-white sofa, a white fluffy area rug, and a mixture of beiges and pastel blue accents in the finishes. The bright pops of blue paired with the natural materials in this setting make the living room design unique and sophisticated.
Dark blue walls paired with brown tones in the living room furniture
Even though darker blue living room ideas typically work well in bigger spaces, if you are looking to make an impact and create a truly unique effect on a smaller surface, a darker blue color will work wonders.
The calm blue backdrop is enhanced with brown tones in the furniture and bright pops of white in the art prints on the wall and in the sheer white curtains in front of the window.
A medium blue living room with a white sofa and subtle red accents
The bright white combination of the couch and area rug in this living room stands out against a medium blue wall color. The dark wood furniture pieces add depth to the setting, while the bright red and pink tones in the finishes, and the green plant in the window sill make for an interesting color combination.
A grey living room wall color with blue undertones paired with warm tones
Depending on the direction of the daylight, the walls in this living room look grey with blue undertones or light blue. Regardless, the effect of the beige soft furnishings paired with warm wood tones in the antique furniture against the cool wall color is such a powerful one.
Deep blue walls paired with black and white accents
As one of the most contrasting blue living room ideas on this list, it’s the black and white elements against the blues that create a calm yet interesting look. The white floorboards and white crown molding underneath the ceiling frame the blue wall color in a nice way.
The interior designer allowed the white historic details of the living rooms’ architecture to come back in the white sofa, the sheer white curtains, and the white
From this blue and white color scheme, the black coffee table, side table, and armchair pop out in a powerful and contrasting way.
A light grey-blue paint color in a spacious turn-of-the-century living room
Compared to the darker blue living room ideas on this list, this gorgeous space has a more subtle and subdued look due to the light blue walls that make the white historic elements stand out in a modest way.
The subtle blue wall color is paired with a white sofa and a white area rug that brightens up the original herringbone hardwood flooring. The brown, grey, and blue tones in the accessories and in the art print decorating the sofa area make for an elegant and sophisticated decor.
A blue living room paired with cool grey tones and white furnishings
While some of the blue living room ideas on this list tend to contrast the cool tones with warm textiles and accessories, the design of this living room is enhanced with cool grey tones in the curtains and textiles to enhance the bold blue color choice.
Even though some beige and brown accents can be found in the interior, apart from the warm wood herringbone flooring, the palette is mainly based on white and cool blue tones.
A blue sofa and a pale shade of blue on a living room accent wall
Other than the blue living rooms in this list where all walls have the same color, this living room works with an accent wall in seemingly the same shade as the blue sofa in front of the white-painted exposed brick wall.
The combination of warm pink, wood, and leather tones in the interior adds an interesting play between cool and warm colors, creating a unique effect in this blue living room.
Blue living room wallpaper for added texture in an elegant interior
Different from the other blue living room ideas on the list, this historic living room is decorated with a blue pattern wallpaper, which adds extra texture to the walls. The blue color combination on the wallpaper design pairs nicely with the light and natural color palette in the interior decor and the white crown molding underneath the ceiling is accentuated by the deep shades on the wall.
A white sofa and white
A deep blue living room decorated with green plants and natural tones
This is one of the darkest blue living room ideas on the list, which is almost like black or very dark grey with a blue undertone, which shows the blue tones depending on the direction of the natural light that comes into the space.
Selecting walls this dark is a surefire way of adding character to your interior design, as it will look like everything pops out of the wall. The fresh green plants and the natural elements in this interior stand out against the blue backdrop, while the two artworks painted in the same color as the wall blend in.
Styled by Van Keppel, photographed by Sylwan for
Pale blue living room walls paired with a mixture of beiges for an interesting play of warm and cool tones
The cool tones in the blue walls, contrast with the subtle warm tones in the different shades of beige, allowing for an interesting play between cool and warm. This is a clever trick to add a sophisticated touch to your interior and since you are working with just two main colors, it’s fairly easy to implement.
Pick your favorite shade of blue and decorate it with different textures and textiles in beige, grey, and brown to find the mixture that works for your space.