By Elly Leavitt

Published on June 7, 2017

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Photography by JAIMEE ROSE INTERIORS

Now that we know that blue bathrooms increase the value of your home by as much as $5,440, the next step is clear. Whether you’re selling your house in the very near future or just want to keep it up to date with market trends, it seems that coloring your walls blue is a profitable idea. Not sure whether to go dark and dramatic or light and minimalist? We’re here to help; here are the blue-hued bathrooms to inspire your impending renovation.

 
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Photography by DIANA RELTH

If you’re not convinced that painting your bathroom is the right way to go, maybe try the tile wall route. Byrd Design is responsible for this Spanish-inspired wall decor that adds charm to an otherwise sleek and modern space.

 
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Photography by SARA & RICH COMBS

For a bathroom that brings the drama, nothing does the trick quite like a dark coat of paint. Husband and wife team Sara and Rich Combs opted to paint over the brick wall in their Joshua Tree bathroom with a deep navy hue, which makes the white bathroom fixtures truly stand out.  

 
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Photography by JESSICA ANTOIA

Dorothée Meilichzon offset the subtle eggshell blue shade of the walls in Paris’ Hotel Bachaumont bathroom with a bold patterned floor and white tile wall detailing.

 
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Photography by CHRISTOPHER STARK PHOTOGRAPHY

This striking bathroom design is the product of Evars + Anderson Interior Design, who used navy blue paint to create a statement wall against an otherwise neutral black-and-white decor scheme.

 
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Photography by SEAN FENNESSEY & LAUREN BAMFORD & ABIGAIL VARNEY

As well as adding monetary value to a room, color also works well in sectioning off rooms without requiring a physical divider. Designed by Hearth Studio, the floor-to-wall blue tiling in this bathroom separates the shower area from the rest of the bathroom.

 
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Photography by NICOLE FRANZEN

Studio Muir perfected the art of high contrast in this bathroom, as evidenced by this gorgeous corner. The brass mirror really pops against the deep blue wall color, and the white marble makes the space feel even more luxe.

 
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Photography by STUDIO PEPE

Another bathroom that is a prime example of high contrast. This one here, designed by Studio Pepe, is every bit the minimalist, modern dream. The darker blue extends onto the floor to really emphasize the balance between dark and light.

 
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Photography by CB2

This bathroom from CB2 plays with color and geometric shapes to create a bold finished look. Hesitant to commit to an all-blue interior? Follow this room’s example and incorporate a navy blue accent wall.

 
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Photography by MONA ROSS BERMAN INTERIORS

According to the Zillow survey, lighter, soft shades of blue in bathrooms were particularly profitable. Ensure your home is at optimum value by painting your bathroom a pretty shade of ice blue, which adds some subtle color without overpowering the space. Take a hint from this bathroom, designed by Mona Ross Berman Interiors.

 
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Photography by JARED KUZIA

Dark blue and crisp white is a timeless combination, but adding in some wooden accent pieces really takes the design to the next level. Kristina Crestin, who designed this bathroom, added those wood accents in a range of washes from the light wash step stool to the darker picture frames.

 
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Photography by MOLLY CULVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Austin’s luxury South Congress Hotel has many great things going for it, but the chic bathroom decor definitely ranks as one of the best. The pretty blue tiles make the brass hardware stand out all the more.

 
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Photography by JAIMEE ROSE INTERIORS

This light and bright bathroom, designed by Jaimee Rose Interiors, uses light blue subway tiling to create a statement backdrop for the vanity. The pale color makes the otherwise whitewashed space more interesting but doesn’t detract from the overall design motif of the bathroom.

 
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Photography by BEN JACK

We love the two-tone design of this chic bathroom designed by Amanda Greeley. The striped rug, also another shade of blue, complements the wall color nicely and the print adds some dimension to the space.

 
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Photography by KYLE J CALDWELL

Similarly, if you love the look of an all-white bathroom (though Zillow warns this is the single biggest cause of value loss in a home) but want to test out some color, try the lightest shade of powder blue. It keeps the calming, zen feel of a whitewashed, minimalist space but is statistically more likely to make your house worth more. This bathroom designed by Christina Brown of Supply New England’s Kitchen & Bath Gallery nailed the look.