Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE Courtesy of Alexander & Co.

Forget about pastels. Welcome a strong navy wall that’s a sophisticated update to traditional baby blue. 

Photography by SIMON UPTON

Rich blue walls paired with fashion illustrations nail a sweet spot between masculine and feminine styles. 

Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

Modern turquoise accents add zing to an antiques-inspired room.

Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

When contrasted with pops of bright color, rich navy walls transform a bedroom into a stylish hideaway. 

Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

Many of us jump for the all-white subway tiles in the bathroom. What about adding some color? A blue-and-white color scheme is timeless and fresh.

Photography by DEAN KAUFMAN

A royal blue rug gives depth to classic khaki, brown, and white. Take it one step further and add a small dose of deep red into the mix for a foolproof, understated color palette.

Photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER photo by meghan mcneer

Don’t be afraid to mix different tones in the same color family. Combining several variations of your favorite hue is a modern (and easy) way to decorate.

Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

A cotton candy-blue door welcomes happy energy to an entryway. 

Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

Blue doesn’t have to be loud. A hue like this one with gray undertones is a soothing, sophisticated choice for an office or bedroom.

Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

If you can’t get enough of a certain shade of blue, why not repeat it on every surface? Just make sure to vary the textures of the matching pieces so the look reads rich, not flat.