Blue Bathroom Ideas

Blue bathroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a blue bathroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Concrete Bathroom designed by Spoak
Concrete BathroomDesigned by Spoak
Playful Vibe designed by Rosa Rodas
Playful VibeDesigned by Rosa Rodas
Bathroom designed by Elizabeth Larkin
BathroomDesigned by Elizabeth Larkin
Fitzwater - Primary Bathroom designed by Nellie Concilio
Fitzwater - Primary BathroomDesigned by Nellie Concilio
Apartment Vibe Board designed by Rxchel Abrahams
Apartment Vibe BoardDesigned by Rxchel Abrahams
Bathroom 1st &2nd floor designed by Leah Lawyer
Bathroom 1st &2nd floorDesigned by Leah Lawyer
Basement bathroom 1 designed by Julia Bliss
Basement bathroom 1Designed by Julia Bliss
Ensuite Version 3 designed by Melissa Isles
Ensuite Version 3Designed by Melissa Isles
Kitchen Mood Board designed by Jessica Worthey
Kitchen Mood BoardDesigned by Jessica Worthey
My Dream Patio designed by Kinstead Co
My Dream PatioDesigned by Kinstead Co
Main Bath View designed by Spoak
Main Bath ViewDesigned by Spoak
Wexford Powder Room designed by Cate Lenz
Wexford Powder RoomDesigned by Cate Lenz
sproos! I'd Rather Sink Than Call Brad For Help! designed by Christiane Mallon
sproos! I'd Rather Sink Than Call Brad For Help!Designed by Christiane Mallon
Powder-Bath_Story-Board_Option-01 designed by Alena Blasio
Powder-Bath_Story-Board_Option-01Designed by Alena Blasio
Bathroom Mood Board designed by Randi Daly
Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Randi Daly
Powder Room designed by Kacey Dillier
Powder RoomDesigned by Kacey Dillier
 Classic Bath designed by Kathryn Arms
Classic BathDesigned by Kathryn Arms
Nature theme bath designed by Kathryn Arms
Nature theme bathDesigned by Kathryn Arms
product collage designed by Kendal Balas
product collageDesigned by Kendal Balas
Bathroom Mood Board designed by Kim Bush
Bathroom Mood BoardDesigned by Kim Bush
Untitled designed by Juliene Winborne
UntitledDesigned by Juliene Winborne
BATHROOM Matilija designed by Melanie Thomas
BATHROOM MatilijaDesigned by Melanie Thomas
Powder Room - Degas  Floral designed by Kristin Conroy
Powder Room - Degas  FloralDesigned by Kristin Conroy
basement bath designed by Lyss Wallace
basement bathDesigned by Lyss Wallace

Design tips for decorating a blue style bathroom

Here’s how to achieve the blue aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a blue bathroom?

On one hand, bathrooms are undeniably practical spaces. They serve a very specific purpose and are often the smallest rooms in any home. On the other hand, bathrooms also double as havens for cleansing and self-care, an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Small room, big personality.

Designing a bathroom that's both functional and stylish involves combining practicality with aesthetic appeal. Whether you're in the process of a bathroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design**:

  • Tile: Tile is typically the first choice you’ll want to make when designing a bathroom. You may opt to tile the entire bathroom or just the floors in a powder room or backsplash for the shower or bathtub area. Select tiles that are durable, non-slip, and easy to clean. Tiles range in all different shapes, sizes, materials, and layouts. From penny rounds to large format floor tiles, zellige to subway tile, or checkerboard to herringbone, your choice of tile will set the tone for the whole bathroom. And don’t forget the grout! Your choice of grout color can completely change the way your tile looks in the space.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: If you don’t choose to tile your walls, you’ll want to select a paint or wallpaper that can withstand moisture and humidity. Vinyl wallpaper is best for this application. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bathroom Vanity: The bathroom vanity should balance the style with functionality, offering adequate storage and countertop space. The vanity provides place to wash hands or brush teeth, and storage for toiletries and personal care items. It’s common for modern bathrooms to include a vanity with a double sink. Sink options include under-mount, vessel, and pedestal sinks and range in materials from porcelain, stone, or glass.
  • Mirror or Medicine Cabinet: Choose a mirror or medicine cabinet that complements the vanity in size and style. Consider a framed mirror that matches the bathroom’s design style, or a frameless mirror for a sleek, more modern look.
  • Toilet & Sink: The modern standard for toilets and sinks is white porcelain. But if you really want to make a statement, consider going with a color! Colored fixtures are having a comeback moment or you can source a vintage option.
  • Shower or Bathtub (for full baths): Depending on the size and layout of the bathroom, you may opt for a shower or bathtub (or a bathtub with shower combination). A shower will consist of a showerhead, faucet controls, and a shower enclosure (shower curtain or glass door), while a bathtub provides a space for soaking and relaxation. If you have the space, you may opt for a separate shower and a freestanding clawfoot tub.
  • Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood. Sconces are popular options for vanity areas.
  • Faucets: Faucets are an opportunity to add a decorative touch. Select finishes that match other metal elements in the bathroom, such as cabinet hardware or lighting fixtures. Consider water-saving models for environmental sustainability.
  • ** Bathroom Decor**: From bath mats and shower curtains to soap dishes, toothbrush and toilet paper holders, bath accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall color scheme and style to bring your design vision to life.

If you are looking for more inspiration or need an extra hand with your bathroom design, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bathroom.

How do you decorate with blue?

If you want to make a bold statement with blue, consider painting the whole bathroom (ceilings included) in a single shade of blue. No one regrets painting a bathroom blue.

Decorating with blue can transform any space into a serene sanctuary or a dynamic cozy cocoon, depending on its shade and application. Lighter shades of blue like sky blue or baby blue can create a sense of openness and freshness and a soothing atmosphere, while darker shades like navy blue or royal blue can add depth, elegance, and sophistication.

Blue pairs beautifully with a range of colors. For a classic, crisp look, combine it with white or cream. For warmth, juxtapose blues against earth tones like sandy beiges or soft browns. For a more dynamic and contemporary color palette, consider coral or mustard (orange is the complementary color opposite blue on the color wheel), which provide a striking contrast and elevate the vibrancy of the space.

Don't shy away from mixing different shades of blue within the same space. Layering light and dark blues can create a sophisticated and dynamic aesthetic. This approach works well in spaces where you want to maintain a monochromatic scheme without it feeling flat or uninteresting.

Blue is often associated with the sea and the sky, making it a perfect choice for creating a coastal or beach-inspired room. Pair blue with white or sandy beige tones or incorporate nautical elements like striped patterns, seashells, or rope accents to enhance the coastal aesthetic.

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