How to Decorate with Different Shades of Blue


There’s a reason blue is a common favorite in paint color trends. Reflecting some of the most beautiful parts of nature, it has a powerful effect on our surroundings.

As a color connected with water and the sky, blue evokes the positive feelings that we are all looking for; especially when we are at home. Balance and harmony, calmness, faith, and confidence are only a few things that blue symbolizes.


We usually see blue in bedroom color schemes as well as bathrooms because of its tranquil and calming nature, but it can be the perfect accent color for living room walls, furniture, and accessories too. It’s cooling effect makes it a great choice for summer decor as well.

Here are five popular shades of blue along with some of our fave decor items that can be used in your everyday living.


Similar shades: cobalt, lapis, Greek blue



  1. Benjamin Moore’s Twilight Blue
  2. Fresco Wall Clock
  3. Stool
  4. Coffee Table
  5. Rug spotted on Zinc Door
  6. Teardrop Vase
  7. Mykonos Photography
  8. Lamp


Similar shades: turquoise, ocean

  1. Benjamin Moore’s Surf Blue
  2. AllModern cabinet
  3. Joybird’s Eliot Daybed
  4. Zinc Door photo frames
  5.  Surya pillow
  6. Wayfair beaded throw pillow
  7. West Elm Blue Waves print
  8. Bohemian tray
  9. Glass vase


Similar shades: royal, midnight



  1. Benjamin Moore’s Admiral Blue
  2. Navy velvet armchair
  3. Throw pillow
  4. Z Gallerie throw pillow
  5. Hand tufted rug
  6. Zinc Door marble bottle vase
  7. Cobalt blue ceramic vases
  8. Henri Matisse print
  9. Mid century mirror


Similar shades: air force, stone



  1. Benjamin Moore’s Blue Dragon
  2. City Lines print
  3. Bobby Berk Home ombre credenza
  4. Cashmere throw blanket
  5. Crate and Barrel garden stool
  6. Indigo blue pillow
  7. Outdoor throw pillow
  8. French blue vase
  9. Lamp


Similar shades: green-blue, pool, powder



  1. Benjamin Moore’s Spectrablue
  2. Wayfair tufted side chair
  3. Juliette throw pillow
  4. Mongolian throw pillow
  5. Garden stool
  6. Graham & Brown wallpaper
  7. CB2 seafoam vase
  8. Lamp

What’s your favorite shade of blue? Please share in the comments below!

Written by Decorilla designer, Anna T.

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