The blue and white interior design is a colour combination that never goes out of fashion, merely changes its style. But with the Hamptons style a current staple it makes a space look trendy, nautical and reminiscent of the ocean – all of the things we love.
Blue is widely known as the colour of calm and relaxation and there are so many different shades and combinations with different colours such as teal, aqua, pastel blue and navy. So to find the right blue, let’s take a look at these blue bathroom ideas for your home.
1. Mermaid ombre tiles
When I think of blue, I think of the ocean. And when I think of the ocean, I think fish, dolphins and, in a fantastical sense, mermaids. These scale-like tiles are reminiscent of fish scales or a mermaids tail and I love the intention of bringing the ocean inside and to your bath and shower.
2. Creative mosaics
Another way you can use blue tiles to deliver a pop of colour into a space is through the bathroom flooring. While this bathroom is mostly white, the feature is the floor, which I think is extremely clever as they are square tiles but inspired by mosaics. And the white details in the design are balanced with the white bathtub, tiled walls, windows, towel and white decor.
3. Navy cabinetry
Another great way to bring blue into your bathroom is through using a bold colour in your cabinetry which creates a statement. This could be DIY project with a few coats of navy and adding some new hardware with the gold handles. Then to complete the look a new bathroom rug which has a subtle hint of blue.
4. Blue paint and tile combination
Instead of completing the wall with just paint or all tiles (which is expensive), this bathroom uses both. In turn, this creates interest and maximises the space by including a splashback section that protects the walls and is easy to clean and wipe down.
When you have an awkward space, such as an attic, introducing a feature wall helps to detract from the awkwardness and more towards the colour and feeling it creates for you.
5. Tiled bathtub
I love the way the fish scale tiles have been used in this bathroom to elongate the room by continuing down the wall and over the bathtub. It’s genius!
Varying colours of navy, aqua and light blue are beautifully executed and look like they were made for this bathroom. They allow you to use a variety of complementary colours such as purple in the towels and green with the plant.
6. Lobster love
This is a super quirky and cute way to inject some blue beach vibes into your bathroom while having a little fun with your design. The wallpaper is made up of white lobsters with a navy background that is sure to wow your guests with its nautical theme and innovative execution. But if you love wallpaper, please do yourself a favour by looking at these fantastic bathroom wallpaper ideas.
7. Blue front, white top
This muted navy cabinet is the perfect choice for this neutral bathroom. The beige paint walls, white and grey speckled tiles, silver metallic finishes, white accents and the light-blue vase go exceptionally well together. Plus, the dark blue cabinet brings the entire bathroom together.
8. A Feminine Touch
I know, floral wallpaper could totally just remind you of your grandmother’s house. But if it’s executed well, like this feminine wallpaper, it can be really stunning.
Instead of small and multiple floral patterns, try going for larger flowers in a limited colour palette to bring some blue and white into your bathroom. If the wallpaper is paired with newer and more modern details, such as a mirror and sink with clean lines, this will contrast perfectly with the florals.
9. Herringbone hues
This bathroom’s colour palette is dark wood, white and blue. While the addition of blue is subtle, it’s effective with the herringbone design of the tiles. Altogether, it pairs the bath and shower recess together nicely with the vanity. As the light shines on the tiling, the wall becomes a feature with a 3D effect that reveals texture.
10. Fit for royalty
If you have a large space to work with, painting the ceilings and walls the same colour gives a cave-like effect that makes your bathroom feel like your very own oasis. And this regal bathroom is definitely fit for royalty! It has a large chandelier, ornate mirror and marble bathtub that seems to disappear into its own arched section.
11. Blue and white tiling
This bathroom is cleverly designed the way the blue and white tiling from the main area of the bathroom, where the vanity and sink is, continues into the shower room. The same tiles have also been used on the walls in each section of the bathroom as well. This creates a beautiful cohesiveness and makes the bathroom feel as if it is bigger and never-ending.
12. Hexagonal florals
A brilliant way to spice up your tiling and make it look a little different to what you’ve seen before, is to change up the pattern. Instead of just making the tiling white or navy to match the other colours, the designer has created a hexagonal floral pattern within the tiling that offsets the bold and blocked out colours that are evident in this bathroom.
13. Shower feature wall
A feature wall really elevates any room of a house and a feature wall in a bathroom is no exception. By adding a feature wall in the shower and teaming it with a clear shower screen, this truly sets the bathroom apart. The herringbone pattern of the tiles is a great choice to also be able to include some texture and pattern in your bathroom design.
14. Statement wallpaper
A statement wallpaper can be super whimsical, inviting and can bring a bathroom together. This wallpaper is quirky and looks as if it is right out of a fairytale. With the right decor and bathroom fixtures, a statement wallpaper becomes something memorable.
15. Regal blue
This shiny, glazed tile trend looks magnificent when done well. Due to the shiny and reflected nature of the tile, this reminds me of being in a pool or being underwater as it almost gives a ‘wet look’. The regal blue tiling in conjunction with the simple bathroom elements really makes an elegant impression.
16. Textural contrast
When using the same or similar colour, mixing and matching textures, shapes and patterns is the best way to go to ensure contrast. The designers of this bathroom have effectively used a 2D brick look tile for the bottom half of the wall with a contrasting textured effect up the top which is then paired beautifully with an art piece featuring the same navy tone.
17. Tile design variation
Using tile in a bathroom is definitely something that we have seen done many times, but what about varying the design of your tiles? Here we see a sleek and shiny blue tile which has been used for the walls and a beautiful blue and white floral pattern which has been created using hexagon tiles for the floor. Varying your tile design can create interest and provides something a little different than your usual plain tile.
18. Clever detail
I love the way the tiles are arranged in this backsplash. Instead of just placing them straight across or up and down, they are arranged in a herringbone pattern that is appealing to the eye. And the shade of baby blue is such a classic colour that will stay in fashion for years to come.
19. Dreamy mosaic
How dreamy is this mosaic instalment?! I really love how the bathroom is so minimal and literally doesn’t have any colour at all with the whites and beiges so your eye goes straight to the main feature of the bathroom; the glorious colours of light blue, navy, teal and green of the spectacular mosaic.
20. Kids bathroom
What a sweet way to entice your little darlings into the bathroom more often. I love the element of the light blue shower curtain with moons on it which coincides with the cute little print saying ‘I love you to the moon and back’. While these features are temporary, the navy cabinetry offers a permanent fixture that compliments the other design choices in the room.
21. Lots of details
I love the contrast of the white simple tiling and blue bold, statement tiling, they’re the perfect example of opposites attracting. The way the decor has been utilised is also so clever with the blue-and-white-patterned-material on the mini lampshades, which offset the starkness of the white wall.
22. Oversize tiles
It is no secret that tiles come in varying sizes and I love the way these hexagonal tiles have been used in this bathroom as a feature. The navy tiles teamed together with the white grout is a beautiful and effective way to bring blue and white into your bathroom.
23. Baby blue bathroom
If a more subtle and soft look is what you’re after, try using a lighter and more ‘baby’ shade of blue. Baby blue has been used on the cabinetry and an even lighter blue paint has been used on the walls. This gives the bathroom a really calming and relaxing feel.
24. Quirky patterns
Quirky mix and match pattern play can be a really great method of bringing your bathroom to life in a unique way. The muted blue patterned wallpaper is almost clashing with the light blue patterned lamp shade. But it seems to work together so well due to the light blue block colour of the cabinetry.
25. Light blue feature wall
Here’s another feature wall that adds the perfect amount of blue into a bathroom. The large mirror makes the space seem bigger and more open whilst the stand-alone bathtub offers an area of seclusion and calm next to the beautiful light blue herringbone tiled wall.
26. Blue all ‘round
Even though blue is used so much in this bathroom, it still works beautifully together with the heavily patterned wallpaper. It teams nicely with the light blue block colour in the cabinetry and around the mirror. Plus, the white detailing in the towels, flooring and benchtop are a perfect match for the white accents in the wallpaper.
27. Urban style
You can achieve an urban style bathroom by using dark wood, black fixtures and clean edges. These colours work really well in this bathroom with the muted blue feature wall! The rounded mirror and sink make the bathroom feel welcoming and comfortable whereas the straight edges of the cabinet, wall and screen door give the bathroom that urban edge.
28. Neutral tones
You don’t necessarily have to always go big and bold to achieve the blue and white trend. By simply using neutral tones, you can ensure your bathroom always looks timeless. Plus, the blue chosen for the tiling in this bathroom is the perfect example of a neutral-toned blue. And the white and natural wooden aspects of the cabinetry and stool complement these the subtle blue.
29. Blue enhancements
Not only is there another glorious tiled feature wall to take note of in this bathroom, but the other design details are also just as notable. Check out that amazing blown blue glass basin and the hints of blue in the oversized vase, canvas painting and decor!
You’ll be calling ‘checkmate!’ with this bathroom design. The checkerboard wall is all kinds of quirky and beautiful. And it’s cleverly paired with a plain blue floor and towels as well as the minimal basin area, simple round mirror and basic lamp.
31. Subtle blue
With a subtle coating of blue on the walls this brings a fresh pop of colour to your bathroom. The blue is paired back with a wooden A-frame style fixture that has white sinks and a mirror which allows for storage.
32. Japanese ink painting vibes
This Japanese inspired ink painting mural is giving me all the most relaxing vibes of a zen garden on a perfect Spring day. I love the dark metallic finishes that are extremely minimalistic and zero fuss so that all eyes are on the beautiful image. I can already imagine stepping into this shower room and feeling so calm and grounded like I’m in a forest!
33. Basic blue
Going back to basics and simply adding a blue splashback behind your vanity will do the trick! A stunning marble basin, large round mirror, black metal details and a plant offsets the deep blue and brings life and greenery into the space.
34. Blue basin
This cobalt blue floating basin seriously looks like a work of art and is giving me Pop Art/Andy Warhol vibes with the bold statement. The mirror same shade of blue subtly frames the mirror, which successfully brings this space together in perfectly harmony!
35. Stepping into the ocean
When I think of blue and white, I imagine the sea and all things nautical and you can definitely get that sense when stepping into this shower. To tie the two spaces together, the designer showcases a feature floor with the light blue planks that work perfectly in the overall design story.
So, if you’re wanting to undertake a major bathroom renovation or are just in the market to add a splash of paint, there are many different ways you can implement hues of blue in your space. How will you be using blue to make your bathroom feel like the ocean side abode of your dreams?