44 Colors That Go With Blue (Color Palettes)

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When it comes to interior design, blue is one of the most versatile colors you can choose. Whether you want to add a few bursts of it to freshen up a neutral palette, create a relaxed atmosphere with shades of baby blue, or energize a living room with electric blue and similar shades, this color can do wonders in any home.

Here’s a list of colors that go with blue, including color palette examples.

1. Golden Yellow and Blue

Golden Yellow and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FCCB06, #222E50, #EDF7F6

If you’re a fan of rich, jewel-tone shades, golden yellow is one that looks great with blue. The shade of blue you choose will make a dramatic difference in any room. Soft blues can work almost like neutrals, so you could make a statement with golden-yellow furniture or a bedspread against a backdrop of soft blue walls.

This combo also goes well with white. Try adding bold blue and golden-yellow accents to a largely white room for a pop of energetic color!

2. Cool White and Blue

Cool White and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F4FDFF, #1C448E, #938BA1

Blue and white is a truly classic color combination. And a cool, crisp white goes beautifully with nearly any shade. Try a royal blue and white wallpaper for an energetic feel, or create a calmer, maritime-inspired feel with navy blue furniture and cool white accent pillows.

If you’re a fan of patterned tiles, blue and white tiling in a bathroom is an outstanding way to add some character to your home. And soft blue walls with cool white trim can be a great way to add a quiet, relaxed atmosphere in a bedroom. Don’t be afraid to get creative with this combination, as just about any shade of blue will pair beautifully with any shade of cool white.

3. Terra Cotta and Blue

Terra Cotta and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #E2725B, #94B0DA, #495159

If you want a rustic, Southwest-inspired aesthetic, try a palette of warm terra-cotta and cool blue. Some designers recommend pairing dusk blue, a pale near-neutral blue, with terra cotta. But almost any shade of blue will do!

For a striking contrast, pair midnight-blue walls with pieces of terra-cotta pottery placed throughout the room. This look goes well with cool white trim and some greenery. Or for a homey feel, opt for terra-cotta walls with soft blue rugs or furniture. Luckily, both of these shades can be found in abundance in the furniture world, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experiment with this exciting combo.

4. Silver and Blue

Silver and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #C0C0C0, #464D77, #36827F

For those seeking a sleek, modern appeal, incorporating metal into a room is a must. And the combination of blue and silver is a popular one for a reason. If you want to try just a touch of this palette, add silver hanging lamps to a room with a blue or mostly-blue wall or ceiling.

Another understated way to harness this combination is to hang photos or art pieces in silver frames on blue walls. Just about any blue shade will work here, but if you’re going for higher contrast, choose darker shades. You can also go bold with this look! For a modern and memorable bathroom, combine a steel sink and bathtub with blue tiled walls.

5. Warm Beige and Blue

Warm Beige and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F5F5DC, #59D2FE, #191923

Beige and blue is a classic pairing, and this palette evokes the image of the seashore, especially when you mix in some white. And if you’d rather not track down hard-to-find furniture for your project, this combination is a great choice. Warm beige is a common color, especially for living room furniture. Try combining warm beige couches and chairs with sky blue and white pillows and rugs.

If you want to harness the power of complementary colors in your project, you can also combine warm beige with its complement, light steel blue. Light steel blue walls will go nicely with warm beige furniture or accents.

6. Cranberry Red and Blue

Cranberry Red and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #950714, #274690, #DCD6F7

Red and blue is a great pairing, but if you’re like many people, you’d rather avoid having your home look like something out of a Fourth of July parade. But cranberry red has a subdued appeal that makes it a great choice for any type of decor.

You can find this color in many Persian-style rugs. Even something as simple as adding one of these rugs to a room with blue couches can do wonders. Or if you want something more subtle, go for an eclectic mix of cranberry red and blue vases and/or bowls in a largely neutral space.

7. Soft Orange and Blue

Soft Orange and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FFD580, #006E90, #33261D

If you’re looking for a way to revitalize a living room, a blue and soft orange color scheme is a great way to do so. And just like most color combinations on the list, you can create a variety of moods with this one depending on the exact shades you use. For an airy, coastal feel, combine sherbet orange with pastel blue. Either one makes a great wall color, and you can even incorporate blue and orange patterned rugs or throws for some high-energy contrast.

This combination also lends itself to bolder, more saturated aesthetics. Try pairing slightly more intense orange walls with navy furniture or a navy and white striped rug!

8. Olive Green and Blue

Olive Green and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #556B2F, #2F3061, #F7FFF7

If you want to create a room whose color scheme is muted but not quite neutral, olive green and navy blue is an excellent choice. Try pairing an olive green couch (or other furniture) with navy blue lamps and/or navy wall hangings.

There are many different shades of olive, so you can choose the right one for the mood you want to create. Cooler, grayish olive greens are good for color schemes closer to neutral. You can combine them with slate blue for a cooler aesthetic. If you want more of a warm/cool dynamic, combine warmer olive with deep blue.

9. Violet and Blue

Violet and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #7F00FF, #011638, #BFC0C0

If you’re looking for a dignified yet non-traditional combination with blue, violet is a great color to choose. And one of the best ways to use this combination is to incorporate a variety of shades ranging from blue to blue-violet. One example is a living room with shades from sky blue to navy blue to deep purple.

If you want an even more unusual and memorable combination, try combining a light violet couch with cerulean blue walls.

10. Verdant Green and Blue

Verdant Green and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #12674A, #273469, #D9C5B2

For a great combination of cool colors, combine leafy green with blue. You can do this organically with houseplants. Plants look great in a largely-blue room of just about any shade!

Of course, if you prefer, you can create this garden-like aesthetic with wallpaper or prints. In a mostly-neutral palette, you can add floral or vine-printed wallpaper in a room with strategically-placed blue accents.

11. Gold and Blue

Gold and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #D4AF37, #150578, #4B4237

We mentioned earlier that metals of various shades pair wonderfully with blue. And since you can find all manner of gold accents and accessories (gold-framed mirrors, gold picture frames, and even gold hardware on furniture), this is an easy look to create.

Gold makes an especially bold statement against a deep blue somewhere between royal blue and navy. For best results, use this combination sparingly. A gold accent on an otherwise-bare blue wall creates a memorable focal point in any room! But if you want to be subtle, simply add gold hardware on a blue dresser or end table.

12. Chocolate Brown and Blue

Chocolate Brown and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #7B3F00, #2E86AB, #F7F7FF

If you’re going for a calming and classic palette, a combination of blue and chocolate brown just might be the answer. Try a blue and white patterned rug in a room with chocolate brown leather furniture. This look creates a balanced color scheme: the dark brown is a grounding influence, while the lightness of white prevents the overall aesthetic from appearing overly dark.

You can also create this aesthetic using wooden floors and furniture. Wood with a dark, chocolate stain forms a beautiful pairing with any shade of blue. But to balance out the darkness, always make sure to include a lighter color like white or off-white to create balance.

13. Mauve and Blue

Mauve and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #E0B0FF, #058ED9, #483D3F

Mauve is a muted purplish color perfect for those who like the blue and violet combination but want something a bit calmer. Thanks to its quiet nature, mauve is a great choice of wall color. It can serve as a backdrop for a blue bedspread, tablecloth, chair, or couch.

If you want to create a faintly cloudy look, opt for a washed-out slate blue. But if you want an eye-popping contrast, cerulean or sky blue can also work in tandem to create a room with balanced energy.

14. Sage Green and Blue

Sage Green and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #9CAF88, #33658A, #CABAC8

Sage green is quite a trendy color in design. Its grayish, almost silvery undertone means it’s a great option for pairing with cool colors. Sage looks great with blue, particularly almost-neutral shades like slate blue or navy. Sage is a great color for walls, accessories, pillows, and more.

The combination of sage and blue can be used to create a modern, airy palette. By interspersing pale sage and pale blue furniture and accents throughout a mostly-white room with lots of natural light, you can create an office or living room with distinctly pleasant energy.

15. Tangerine and Blue

Tangerine and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F28500, #0B1D51, #B7C0EE

We mentioned that soft orange looks great with blue. But if you want an unusual and cheerful look for the room you’re designing, tangerine and blue make a great pairing. If you want to temper tangerine’s energy, use dark navy blue. An orange accent wall plus a navy and white striped rug is a great example.

You can also juxtapose these colors in small doses to add some color to a mostly-neutral room. Royal blue and tangerine pillows add just enough energy to a room with pale gray couches and chairs. Or if you’re a fan of patterns, try simply adding a tangerine and orange throw or blanket.

16. Mustard Yellow and Blue

Mustard Yellow and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #E1AD01, #86BBD8, #5B4B49

Retro-inspired colors are a great way to give your home some character. One of the most popular ways to incorporate mustard (a great retro color!) is adding a yellow couch to a room with blue walls or blue accents.

Mustard is a strong color, so one option is to place a mustard yellow couch or chair in a room with soft blue walls. Alternatively, for a cool contrast, place the mustard couch in front of a deep blue accent wall. Couches aren’t your only option here, though. Even a simple mustard-yellow lampshade or two can add some subtle warm energy to a room with a lot of blue.

17. Burgundy and Blue

Burgundy and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #800020, #0D2149, #F4DBD8

If you like the combination of blue and red but want a stately palette, try combining burgundy with blue. In particular, navy and burgundy look great together. Generally, designers suggest using the 60-30-10 rule. That means to choose a neutral (white, gray, and soft beige are all good choices) and make that neutral take up 60% of the room. Choose either burgundy or navy and make that color take up about 30%, and then take the remaining color and make that one take up about 10%.

If you want to try something a little different, take a room with light wood floor and paint the walls burgundy. Then, furnish it with navy blue couches or chairs.

18. Cool Beige and Blue

Cool Beige and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #D8BCAB, #3F7CAC, #272932

Part of the beauty of beige is the great variety of shades. Cooler shades of beige will create a relaxed, calming energy in any room. For bedrooms, you can create a light, calming atmosphere with soft beige, soft blue, and white. Or in a largely blue room, add seagrass rugs or similar beige accessories for a grounding influence.

Beige also goes well with gold, so another option is to add a few gold accents to a room that is primarily blue and beige. Alternatively, you can create a gradient effect by combining darker brown with a beige and blue palette.

19. Seafoam Green and Blue

Seafoam Green and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #9FE2BF, #0C4767, #848FA5

Seafoam green has calming blue undertones that make it an optimal choice for pairing with various shades of blue. Try incorporating a seafoam green bedspread into a room with baby blue walls.

Seafoam green also looks great in a room with darker hues. Sheer seafoam curtains look striking against marine-blue walls. This color combination is one that also really lends itself to patterns. A seafoam and blue patterned rug looks especially nice in a largely-white room. You can even add hints of sand or beige for a truly seaside-inspired aesthetic!

20. Champagne and Blue

Champagne and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F7E7CE, #3F88C5, #654236

If you like beige but want something a touch more glitzy, champagne is an excellent choice. Champagne upholstered furniture adds an elegant touch to a mostly-blue palette. One nice yet subtle example is including champagne-framed mirrors or pictures in a room with blue and white patterned wallpaper.

If you prefer largely-neutral palettes, you can sprinkle in a few blue accents when you have a room with champagne furniture and walls. A couple of blue vases, bowls, and throw pillows are often enough. This is also a combination that works well in bathrooms: try soft blue walls (or tile floors) with champagne-colored hardware.

21. Coral and Blue

Coral and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FF7F50, #1BE7FF, #FFFBFE

If you’re creating a room with high-energy, beachy feel, this combination is a great choice. And if you like patterns, you can often find coral and light blue blankets, rugs, or shower curtains. If you find this combination to be a little too high-energy, you can create a room with a mostly navy and white palette and include some coral and light blue accents.

You also can use a coral chair or sofa as a statement piece. To do this, create a subdued palette of various shades of blue and white. The coral furniture will add just enough energy to create a balanced feel.

22. Emerald Green and Blue

Emerald Green and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #50C878, #1D84B5, #E9F1F7

Emerald green is a beautiful, intense green with plenty of blue undertones. So of course, it goes well with a range of blue shades. For a bolder look, combine emerald green with jewel-tone blues. Alternatively, navy blue’s near-neutral quality makes it a good choice if you want emerald to be the focal point of a room.

Emerald is also a powerful enough color that it can do a lot for a room, even when incorporated as an accent. For instance, a small emerald table at the end of a mostly-neutral hallway can accomplish a lot!

23. Charcoal Gray and Blue

Charcoal Gray and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #36454F, #92BCEA, #FAF3DD

Charcoal gray is another great example of a bold color with blue undertones. It’s a great color for a couch or even a bedspread, and it can really ground a room that is mostly pale blue. 

Or if you prefer a darker palette, try interspersing elements of both navy and charcoal throughout a room. Charcoal furniture with some navy accent pillows (and other accent pieces, like vases, if you like) create a dark yet soothing atmosphere. Just make sure you balance out this look with off-white or another pale neutral.

24. Lime Green and Blue

Lime Green and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #32CD32, #28536B, #F0EDEE

Many of the combinations on our list make full use of blue’s soothing quality. But if you’re looking for a non-traditional, high-energy color scheme, try combining lime green with blue! This is another combo that really lends itself to patterns, so you might consider a blue and lime patterned rug, throw, or pillow.

Even when used sparingly, these colors have the potential to really transform a room. But if you really want to commit, try lime-green drapes and furniture in a room with blue walls! Or you can create a softer aesthetic with blue-gray walls and a few muted lime wall hangings. If you want to be creative and try something off the beaten path, this is an excellent combination to choose.

25. Lavender and Blue

Lavender and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #E6E6FA, #648DE5, #191716

Both the lavender plant and the color lavender are highly soothing, so this combination has the potential to transform and room into a cozy enclave. If you want a more moody look, try dark lavender walls, a light lavender couch, and a navy blue accent chair.

For a lighter look, even a few lavender accents will add some character to a soft blue room. Start with a lavender-patterned accent pillow or two and then add more lavender accents if needed. One good example is adding soft, sheer lavender curtains to a room with gray walls.

26. Mint Green and Blue

Mint Green and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #99EDC3, #508CA4, #373737

This is another herb-inspired color scheme that can refresh a room. If you can find mint-finished appliances, they’re a great way to create a retro-inspired kitchen. Or if you want something inspired by a garden, blue (or largely blue) floral wallpaper with mint window moldings is a memorable look.

Mint looks great with almost any blue shade. You can use mint green as a neutral and choose darker blues as a grounding force, or opt for a soothing pastel aesthetic with mint and baby blue. To really capitalize on mint’s retro aesthetic, include bronze hardware on cabinets, dressers, etc.

27. Bronze and Blue

Bronze and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #C5832B, #416788, #EDF2F4

Speaking of bronze, this is another color that goes quite well with various blue shades. If you like the look of gold wall accents (mirrors, wall hangings, etc.) but feel the need to tone it down a bit, simply substitute bronze for gold.

Whether you’re going for a traditional or contemporary look, navy and bronze make a great combination. You can also add emerald green to the mix for a sophisticated look. Whether you choose ornate wall hangings or just opt for bronze hardware, this is a great way to make any room classy without becoming garish.

28. Sand and Blue

Sand and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #E4C9B0, #003559, #809BCE

Beige might be the most popular when it comes to brownish neutrals, but sand is an ideal choice if you can’t quite decide between beige and white. It’s also great for beach-inspired palettes. 

Sand walls make an ideal backdrop for blue furniture, and they look especially nice in rooms with marine blue and seafoam green. Or you can create a more dramatic look with marine blue walls and sand-colored couches. Don’t feel limited to paint and furniture when choosing sand-colored elements for a room, either. Jute rugs, pale wood flooring, wicker furniture, sprays of wheat, etc. are all great options to choose from.

29. Burnt Orange and Blue

Burnt Orange and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #BF5700, #2B4162, #E5E5E5

This is another great option for those who love jewel tones. And burnt orange is ideal for creating an autumn-inspired palette. Adding a little burnt orange is a great quick fix if you feel like a mostly-blue room has become too cold and unwelcoming. Throw pillows or wall hangings that are mostly burnt orange are easy and inexpensive options for evening out a room. If you want to capitalize on this autumnal aesthetic, add in some golden yellow.

The blue you choose is up to you. Since burnt orange is a lot more muted than bright shades of blue, brighter blues are an option here. Navy or slate blues are also a way to use this combination while still maintaining a relatively calm atmosphere. Burnt orange walls and dark blue appliances can create the perfect balance of creative energy and grounded calm in a kitchen.

30. Cool Gray and Blue

Cool Gray and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #8C92AC, #0E0E52, #CCFBFE

If you prefer a look of quiet elegance in a room, cool grays and various shades of blue go quite well with one another. For a living room, soft gray walls (or even just an accent wall) pair well with blue furniture. Or in a bedroom, try a cool gray bedspread with a few blue accent pillows or a blue rug.

Depending on the darkness of the blue and gray shades you use, you may want to include some white to balance things out a bit. If you want to keep the focus on the neutrals, try combining a soft, cool gray couch with a blue and white patterned rug. With this look, try very pale blue or gray walls to prevent the room from looking overly sterile.

31. Hot Pink and Blue

Hot Pink and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FF1694, #2E2D4D, #E5D0CC

If you’re looking for a combination that really pops, try combining blue with hot pink! It’s an intense palette that isn’t for everyone, but if you want a modern edge and plenty of energy, it’s a great choice.

Since hot pink is such a high-energy color, it’s a great choice for living rooms. Hot pink walls tempered with deep blue wall hangings are surprisingly easy on the eyes.

You may not want to use too much of this color in a bedroom. But if you have a muted blue bedspread and want to add a pop of color, a hot pink accent pillow or two can add some character without becoming overwhelmingly high-energy.

32. Turquoise and Blue

Turquoise and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #30D5C8, #33658A, #D0CCD0

Some people might consider turquoise to be a shade of blue, but many actual turquoise stones are closer to being green. Either way, this shade is one that can be combined with blue for a memorable look. If you like patterned wallpaper, a turquoise and white accent wall can be a great way to add some character to a room.

When using this lively color, it’s a good idea to temper its energy with cooler blues. Slate blue and cornflower are two examples. While both are definitely more blue than gray, they have enough gray to exert a calming influence on a mostly-turquoise room or a room with turquoise accents.

33. Taupe and Blue

Taupe and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #483C32, #007EA7, #E1D89F

If you can’t quite make up your mind between gray and brown, taupe is a great color choice. And as a bonus, many modern homes and apartments use taupe-stained wood for flooring, tabletops, etc. This great neutral base goes well with blue and white wallpaper. Or if you have a kitchen with taupe wood floors, navy blue cabinets are a great way to add a bit of blue. This combination looks great when juxtaposed with white countertops.

Of course, you don’t have to feel limited to taupe-shaded wood. Taupe is a great alternative for brown when it comes to furniture, bedding, etc. If you choose this option, some blue lamps, pillows, or other accents are enough to add some visual interest and character.

34. Peach and Blue

Peach and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FFCDA2, #93B7BE, #4C3B4D

Like orange, peach can be incorporated into design using a range of different saturations depending on your intended effect. If you prefer a summery feel, peach and royal blue look great together.

Soft shades of peach and blue also work well alongside white to create a pleasant energy. For a breezy, beachlike feel, try soft peach walls, a soft blue rug, and white wicker furniture. Or if you want to create a gentler energy, cream creates a gentle contrast against peach.

35. Peridot and Blue

Peridot and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #DFEC4A, #3D5A80, #90A9B7

Like the stone it’s named after, peridot incorporates a pleasant mixture of green and yellow. This is a great, vibrant color that can be used similarly to lime when paired with blue. If you just want a few accents of this color, try finding medium blue and peridot patterned pillows or blankets. 

If you’re going for a more vintage aesthetic, see if you can find a peridot leather chair or two. These are great conversation pieces and can really make a room memorable!

36. Mahogany and Blue

Mahogany and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #C04000, #002642, #F1E0C5

As we’ve seen so far, blue almost always looks good with various shades of brown. And mahogany is a highly dignified shade of brown. The easiest way to integrate it with blue is to incorporate mahogany-stained wood furniture (or even darker-stained wood flooring). Most designers recommend using bolder blues in this context, so navy, marine blue, or even slate blue are all great options.

Since wood flooring takes up a good bit of space in any room, you may want to be careful to not overdo the dark blue. A darker blue accent wall combined with white or cream walls can help you make use of this remarkable combination without making a room overly dark.

37. Pastel Yellow and Blue

Pastel Yellow and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FDFD96, #A0DDFF, #333745

Pastel yellow is a beautifully light, springlike touch in any room. It’s the color of baby chicks and daffodil petals. It makes a great color for a breakfast nook or sunroom, and it’s a nice lightening touch in a room with navy furniture. For a dining room, try pastel yellow walls with a blue table runner. Just about any blue shade will look nice here.

For a nursery or even a calming bedroom, you can even combine various shades of pastels. Try two different pastel shades for a bedspread or crib, one pastel on the walls, and another on the rug. 

38. Forest Green and Blue

Forest Green and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #014421, #0D2149, #EAF0CE

You already know that green and blue make a good combination. But if you want to go extra-bold, forest green is a great way to make a statement. Forest green makes a surprisingly nice wall color, and you can limit it to an accent wall if you’re cautious about making a room too dark.

Like mahogany, forest green pairs well with deep blue. Try a deep navy or slate blue rug in a room with green velour couches and chairs. This combination also looks very nice with light sand or very light tan walls. Alternatively, light pink, peach, or cream pillows and throws can be a great way to lighten up this look.

39. Marigold and Blue

Marigold and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #EAA221, #3F7CAC, #463F3A

Marigold is a beautiful, unusual color that is roughly a combination of burnt orange and gold. Its classic look pairs well with colonial blue, especially when the blue is part of a pattern. Even a marigold lampshade looks beautiful against vintage-inspired, blue-and-white patterned curtains.

A little bit of marigold goes a long way when it comes to brightening a room. But if you’re looking for a higher-energy palette, try marigold walls (or an accent wall) in a room with mostly-blue furniture.

40. Warm White and Blue

Warm White and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FDF4DC, #6B9AC4, #8B687F

We mentioned earlier that cool, crisp whites form a lovely contrast with blue. However, for a warmer aesthetic, warm whites or even shades of cream look quite nice. As a bonus, warm whites make a room look light without looking overly cold or sterile.

Try warm white furniture in a room with pale blue walls. If you prefer a higher contrast, this soft color also looks very nice in a room with darker, cool blue walls. Pewter-hued blue or slate blue are great examples.

41. Pastel Pink and Blue

Pastel Pink and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FFD1DC, #96CDFF, #45503B

Pink and blue might evoke memories of baby showers. But when combined carefully, they can make a lovely palette in any room. Try cornflower-blue couches with a few pink vases, bowls, or accent pillows in a living room. A bedroom with soft blue walls can also look nice with a soft pink bedspread.

If you like to create rooms with interesting or unusual features, rooms with dark blue walls can create a striking contrast with a pastel pink chair. Alternatively, pink and blue paisley wallpaper can help you create a beautifully unique accent wall. Pastel pink is also great to pair with both blue and sage green, as the combined cool influence of sage and blue can keep this airy shade of pink grounded. This article offers inspiration for designing with various pastel shades.

42. Black and Blue

Black and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #000000, #090C9B, #FAFAFF

Black and blue might sound like a strange, bruise-like, and overly dark combination. But the key to success with these colors is to incorporate enough white to balance them out. A living room with navy blue walls, crisp white mantle and wall trim, and a black and white patterned couch or rug creates a unique yet balanced look.

In a kitchen, try black tile flooring with a deep blue backsplash and white cabinets and countertops. Or for an old-school look in a moody room, you can even include black-and-blue patterned brocade curtains. You can also go subtle by combining a navy couch with cream-colored walls decorated with black-framed photos or art pieces.

43. Cardinal Red and Blue

Cardinal Red and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #C41E3A, #355070, #FBF5F3

This rich, vibrant red can add some real color. But since the red and blue combination can become overwhelming if you aren’t careful, this combination is a prime candidate for the 60-30-10 rule. In a dining room, try mostly-cream walls, a red accent wall, and a blue table runner or blue upholstered chairs.

Cardinal red can also be used in small doses to balance out a mostly dark room. If you have a kitchen with a good bit of navy (or really any shade of blue), even a red teakettle and a couple of other red appliances can add some brightness. This combination also lends itself to patterns. Try a blue and white rug and a few largely-red wall hangings in a largely-white room to add a dynamic burst of color.

44. Dusty Rose and Blue

Dusty Rose and Blue Color Palette

Hex Codes: #B48E92, #C1D8EB, #565554

Last on the list is a gentle and unique color for those who like pink but would prefer something a little closer to being neutral. Dusty rose pairs well will “dusty” blues. Ash blue walls with gray furniture and a dusty rose rug can add some character to a mostly-neutral room without disrupting the color scheme too much.

In terms of design, dusty rose might be reminiscent of the 80s, but it’s making a comeback! If you aren’t quite sure about using it, you can even add a blue vase with dusty-pink actual roses to try out the combination. And if you’re ready to commit, pale dusty rose is a great wall color, too.

Designing With Blue

If you’re considering using the color blue in your next design project, we hope you’ve found some new and unique ideas to try. Whether you’re creating a classic palette with navy and white or trying a unique pairing like blue and hot pink, you can’t go wrong with this calming color.