Bathroom painted in dark Hague blue

Inspiration: 5 Ways To Use Dark Blue in your Bathroom

Blue is a colour often associated with  bathrooms. Obvious links to water and the ocean can traditionally inspire nautical schemes, with light blues and ships in a bottles perched on windowsills. A lovely look, however…

There’s another kind of blue. One that takes courage to use and when applied, creates a contemporary and luxurious feel to any bathroom – the less light in the room, the more luxurious! Yes, deep, navy tinged blues are a bold step, but can create a bathroom to be proud of.

Here are five inspirational bathrooms looking great in a dark blue hue.

1.Blue walls and panelling contrast with a white ceiling for a high impact

Bathroom wall in Stone Blue by Farrow & Ball

Bathroom wall in Stone Blue by Farrow & Ball

2. A flash of gold from the bold typography sitting on the wall above the bath. The white bath contrasts for a modern feel…

Hague Blue bathroom

Hague Blue bathroom

3. For an even more dramatic feel, use a wallpaper with a striking pattern in deep blue – on either one wall or all four depending on how daring you’re feeling!

Farrow & Ball Lotus wallpaper in a bathroom

Farrow & Ball Lotus wallpaper in a bathroom


4. An Off-Black colour in the right light can appear blue. Paired with metallics, this makes for an extremely modern feel.

A bathroom in Off Black by Farrow & Ball with silver bath and chrome towel heater

Off black by Farrow & Ball in a bathroom. Image: Bedazzled Interiors


5. This gives an extremely modern feel using Down Pipe to contrast with the clean lines of the windows

Bathroom in the dark blue of Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball

Bathroom in the dark blue of Down Pipe

Rob Murray


Rob was born and raised in the British countryside and close to the sea, so anything nautical and natural appeals. Rob has written for a number of blogs on subjects spanning technology, running, interior design and music. His home is currently painted floor to ceiling in light grey/white, with accents from furnishings and his two children's fingers.

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