Color Matters: 6 Perfect Shades of Blue to Add to Your Interior Design

Color Matters: 6 Perfect Shades of Blue to Add to Your Interior Design

When it comes to interior design, blue is an important color. For one, it is neither too masculine nor too feminine. It’s also a color that is widely common. On top of that, blue is very calming and is most people’s favorite or at least top favorite colors.

Another benefit of the color blue is also that there are also many relevant shades to pick from to add to your interior design via candles, couch pillows, plant pots, throw blankets, vases, light fixtures, you name it. Overall, the versatility blue has to offer is enjoyed by many.

But what shades of blue should you add to your space? Our team at would be glad to help you out. Consider adding some of these blue shades to your home:

1-Teal (HEX #008080)

teal hex 008080

Let’s start off with a beloved favorite: teal. In some people’s eyes, teal is a shade of green. Others see teal as a shade of blue. Others consider teal a type of blue-green which is what it ultimately is, because in reality, teal consists of 50 percent green and 50 percent blue. So really, if you love blue and green equally, this would be an ideal shade for you.

Teal is a very refreshing color that tends to remind people of going to the beach or taking a trip to the Caribbean. That said, it’s often a color that is found in beach homes and in general interior designs during the summer. In the world of fashion, blue in general tends to be viewed as a “winter color,” but as for teal, this is a color that tends to be viewed as a summer color but can nevertheless still be found during the wintertime. Teal is a flexible color.

2-Turkish Blue (HEX #4F97A3)

turkish blue hex 4F97A3

Turkish blue is the perfect color if you want a medium gray-blue in your interior design without it looking too dreary or dark. Because it doesn’t contain a significant amount of gray yet still has a slight muted-ness to it, this is a great shade of blue for both winter and spring in particular. Best of all, this color isn’t too hard on the eyes and is a calming shade of blue. It balances positivity and relaxation well.

Turkish blue is a particularly good shade for vintage or vintage-inspired designs given that it is essentially an old fashioned looking color. This color is also great for farmhouse interior designs featuring barn lights, shiplap, and old wooden floors. Additionally, this is an ideal shade of blue for beach homes. Pair this shade of blue with white or light gray to pull together your design.

3-Powder Blue (HEX #B0E0E6)

powder blue hex B0E0E6

Powder blue is trending right now. This color is sometimes viewed as a feminine, spring-y color as it is light and air-y yet is on the brighter side. For that reason, powder blue may only be added minimally in main interior designs (e.g., living rooms, family rooms) and may instead be more likely to be present in bedrooms, nurseries, and bathrooms. Nevertheless, this shade makes a great wall color because it won’t make your space look smaller than it really is.

Overall, powder blue can be described as inspiring, cheerful, rejuvenating, and hopeful. If those are the moods you wish to bring out in your space, strongly consider adding this shade of blue to your design. After all, implementing the correct mood in your space is key. Powder blue won’t make it you blue, that’s for sure!

4-Light Steel Blue (HEX #B0C4DE)

light steel blue hex B0C4DE

If you like lavender, gray, and periwinkle, you’ll love light steel blue. Generally, this color is best for spring. Some may consider it purple rather than a shade of blue, but that’s for you to decide. Ultimately, light steel blue is a peaceful and happy shade of blue, but it tends to have feminine qualities like the last color we’ve looked at. This color is ideal for bedrooms or other personal rooms in the home (e.g., offices, libraries) or in small amounts as an accent color in other rooms.

But if you want a shade of blue that’s a little darker and less purple in appearance, consider steel blue as opposed to light steel blue. Both steel blue shades nevertheless offer a grayness to them and are less vibrant than some of their other blue counterparts, making them stand out when compared to other shades of blue.

5-Egyptian Blue (HEX #1034A6)

egyptian blue hex 1034A6

Do you prefer more of a “true blue” when implementing blue in your interior design? You might love Egyptian blue. But before considering this medium shade, know that this color is quite vibrant. It makes sense why it’s called “Egyptian” blue out of everything it could be named; this color is incredibly rich, luxurious, and tends to resemble royalty considering its vibrant, deep hue.

While Egyptian blue wouldn’t make the best wall color in most interior designs as it might be too obnoxious or even too dark in some spaces, it does, however, make a great color for couches, pillows, throw blankets, lamp shades, and little accent pieces here and there – particularly if your space is composed of a lot of white. Overall, if you do implement this summer-y blue in your home, try not to overdo it as less is more with this gorgeous color.

6-Prussian Blue (HEX #003152)

prussian blue hex 003152

The last shade of blue we’ll cover, Prussian blue, definitely has fall and winter vibes considering it offers a darker, muter, gray-ish appearance. It’s not as cheerful or loud as some of the other colors we’ve looked at, but it does offer a deep, beautiful shade of blue nevertheless. Prussian blue is definitely warmer and cozier than, say, turquoise or baby blue.

Being such a darker color, we recommend adding Prussian blue only as an accent color in any of your rooms you plan to present it in. To offset the darkness of this blue, consider adding silver in your interior design too to add some sheen and brightness. In general, Prussian blue tends to be a more formal color, making it wonderful for dining rooms and other


Even if blue isn’t your favorite color, there’s a shade of blue out there for everyone. There are darker shades, lighter shades, and shades in between. You can find gray-blues, muted blues, flamboyant blues, vintage blues, green-blues, the options are endless. There’s isn’t a single home that can’t accommodate a shade of blue.

But of course, there are a lot of blues to pick from. Finding the right blue or set of blues for your space involves deciding what type of blue(s) will best complement the other colors in your space, and most of all, will have the right brightness or darkness when used in your interior design.

The important thing to remember, though, is to never settle on a blue as there are so many options out there you may find more suitable if you take the time to look around. And when you’re finished, head on over to for a great selection of chandeliers, wall sconces, barn lights, and other light fixtures to fully complement your finished design!

Ultimately, the choice is yours, so have fun with it, and don’t stress too much through the process.

If you need more interior or exterior design-related tips and tricks, check out the rest of our blog posts .

1st Oct 2018 Brooke S

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