Royal blue is vivid and bright, perfect for those looking for a high-energy shade of blue. In smaller doses, it can liven up a quiet, neutral color scheme. But in larger amounts, it will create beautifully intense palettes. If you’re thinking of integrating royal blue into your latest design project, these are some colors you may want to use with it.
What Colors Go With Royal Blue?
Here’s a selection of colors that go with royal blue, along with color palette examples.
1. Cool White and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #f4fdff, #3772ff, #080708
Royal blue is a popular choice when it comes to company logos. And most of the time, you’ll see a royal blue logo on a white background. This crisp palette also translates nicely to interiors. If you want to include just small amounts of blue and white, take a largely neutral living room and add a rug with an eye-catching blue and white pattern. Add a few blue accent pillows, too.
If you’re up for adding colorful walls, royal blue and white will work here, too. For something really unique, paint your walls royal blue but include a wide horizontal band of white about halfway down each wall. Alternatively, you can use wallpaper patterned with royal blue and white to really make a statement.
2. Blush Pink and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #f1abb9, #256eff, #5b4b49
The combination of pink and blue might make you think of a baby shower. But when you use very pale blush pink against royal blue, you can create a striking and unique palette. Soft shades of blush pink work nicely for walls, and a quiet pink wall is the ideal backdrop for an extra-bold royal blue couch. Against white, royal blue can sometimes look a little too intense, but a soft shade of pink helps balance it out.
You can use a combination like this in a room that is otherwise mostly neutral. But if you’re going for something bright and eclectic, try adding a hot pink or magenta accent piece! It might sound odd, but in a room with blush pink walls and a royal blue sofa, a magenta accent chair can really complete the look.
3. Teal and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #008080, #232ed1, #d8dbe2
When thinking of pairings for various shades of blue, a lot of us forget that most blue shades layer well with other blue shades. Teal and royal blue are a dynamic pair, but use them with caution: these colors have a lot of personality, and if you use too much of both, your space can start to seem chaotic.
This is an ideal situation for using the famous 60-30-10 rule of design. Start with a space that is roughly 60% warm neutral. Include teal at 30% and royal blue at 10%. If you’d like the room to be a bit more energetic, use 30% royal blue and incorporate teal as your accent color instead.
4. Red-Orange and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #ff5349, #396ae6, #5c88f7
Blue and orange are colors that really pop. But if extra-bright shades of neon orange are too much, red-orange is a good choice for pairing with royal blue. This combination is a little less intense, but it still has enough contrast to keep a room interesting.
Of course, it’s important to just use one of these shades as an accent color so your space doesn’t get too loud. Consider adding a red-orange couch against royal blue walls. This look is too energetic for many, so you can tone it down by including cool neutral walls, a red-orange couch, and royal blue accent pillows. Or if you’d prefer to just use small amounts of each color, take a white or gray room and add small accents of red-orange and royal blue throughout.
5. Jade Green and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #00a86b, #3454d1, #efefef
Jade green is a captivating shade that’s similar to the color of the stone it’s named after. Usually, it’s a soft to medium green shade with undercurrents of blue. Despite its beauty, it’s not quite as common as sage and similar colors.
Jade green makes a lovely wall color, especially in quieter, more dilute hues. Try it in a living room with beige couches and royal blue accent pillows. In a room that is mostly neutral and royal blue, jade green also delivers as an accent color. Pottery, lampshades, rugs, and curtains are all good choices. Like royal blue, jade green also looks good in patterns with cool white, so patterned accents can be an interesting addition to your space, too.
6. Wood Tones and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #6f432a, #2b27b0, #8cbfb0
Wood tones go well with just about any color. In the case of royal blue, it looks good with warmer stains, as they create an effective counterbalance to the blue’s cooler cast. If you have a bedroom with wood floors, a royal blue bedspread (or a bedspread patterned in blue and white) will look nice. You can also include royal blue accessories like curtains or wall hangings if you wish.
For a dynamic dining room, include a slightly darker wooden table and chairs in a room with royal blue walls. Crisp white wall trim and a jute or seagrass rug will round out the look. Alternatively, if you only want to use a little bit of royal blue, take a neutral living room and add wooden coffee tables and end tables. Add royal blue pillows and rugs for some character and interest.
7. Amethyst Purple and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #9966cc, #3a42d6, #9c95c2
Amethyst is a beautifully delicate shade of purple much like that of the stone it’s named for. You might not immediately think of amethyst when you imagine colors that go with royal blue, but these two colors can come together to create mesmerizing palettes. Like many soft colors, amethyst excels as a wall color in a room with royal blue accents.
This clean-looking combination is also an excellent choice for a bathroom. Try amethyst purple walls and a shower curtain and towels patterned in royal blue and white. You can also mix things up by using solid royal blue accessories and walls patterned with amethyst and white. If you’re a crystal collector, actual amethyst stones will also make lovely decorations.
8. Beige and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #f5f5dc, #1e2ede, #330f0a
Beige is a generally safe choice when it comes to design, but the exact shade of beige you choose is critical to success. Generally speaking, shades of warm beige work best with royal blue. Warmer shades balance out cooler colors like blue, but if you’re going for an extra-cool palette, you can also successfully use cool beige.
This pretty combination can be reminiscent of the seaside, and it goes very well with shades of white. In a living room, combine white walls with a beige couch. Add a royal blue wall hanging and a rug patterned with blue and white. Depending on your tastes, you can rearrange the colors. For example, if you want more blue, try royal blue walls, a white couch, and a coy-looking beige rug. You also can use a few bursts of royal blue to make your living room more distinctive. If your current living room is monochromatic beige, a rug with a royal blue and white pattern may be all you need to add some personality.
9. Medium Gray and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #bebebe, #3d52d5, #ed254e
Blue and gray are natural companions, but the shade of each you choose will shape your room’s mood. When combined with medium gray, royal blue can be soothing and refreshing. Consequently, this is a great combination for a bedroom. If you’re worried about royal blue appearing too energizing, break it up with white. One way to use this combination is to use a bedspread with a royal blue and white pattern in a room with medium gray walls. It can be helpful to include royal blue in a few other locations. A rug and curtains will complete the look.
This combination is also a great one for a bathroom. If your bathroom has bright royal blue walls, take the energy down a notch with medium gray towels. This palette works best when used with a black and white tiled floor.
10. Lemon Yellow and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #fef250, #3772ff, #d9f0ff
If you’re in search of an ultra-vibrant color combo that’s sure to please, look no further than royal blue and lemon yellow! Of course, just like with any bright combination, it’s critically important to make sure you don’t overuse either one. One of the most effective ways to deploy this combination is to include bursts of yellow in a room with a lot of royal blue. So if your living room has royal blue furniture, you can add lemon-yellow lampshades, vases, and even flower bouquets!
If you’re not sure how to go about balancing these colors, bring in the helpful 60-30-10 rule. Most designers choose royal blue as their 30% color and use lemon yellow for 10%. But if you love yellow and want your space to look extra sunny, you can always use yellow for your 30% color and just add a few royal blue accents to make up the remaining 10%.
11. Verdant Green and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #12674a, #265bc7, #ffcc66
Verdant shades of green look best when they’re incorporated in the form of actual plants. Both green and royal blue are full of life, so these colors work beautifully together. Green plants in terra cotta pots will look especially nice in front of a royal blue wall. Or if you have a color scheme that just incorporates a few blue accents, add plants in royal blue pots.
If you don’t have a green thumb, you can still use verdant green in other ways. Consider including a green wall in a living room with a royal blue and white area rug. This color scheme is ideal for an eclectic design scheme, so don’t be afraid to include accent throws and pillows with various shades of green, blue, and neutral colors.
12. Charcoal Gray and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #36454f, #4866fa, #99bcf2
You already know that gray and blue are two colors that work nicely together. If you’re in search of a bold shade that will keep your color scheme grounded, go with charcoal gray! This deep shade has a classic dignity to it, but it’s also successfully integrated into modern color schemes with bright colors. If you like darker, moodier rooms, design a living room with charcoal gray walls, royal blue couches, and cream-colored rugs.
This is an intense look that may not be ideal for all spaces. Try a living room with charcoal gray couches and chairs. Add a few white and royal blue accent pillows along with accent lamps with royal blue lampshades. If you want even more royal blue, you can use it as a color for one or more walls.
13. Terra Cotta and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #e2725b, #1d3bcf, #bbc4f0
Terra cotta is a timeless, earthy shade that looks good with most shades of blue. It’s especially easy to find in the form of floor tiles and pots. You can use the combination of terra cotta and royal blue to create a Mediterranean-inspired kitchen. Choose traditional hexagonal terra cotta floor tiles and royal blue cabinetry and/or walls. For an intriguing backsplash, select royal blue and white patterned tiles. If you want to add a bit more terra cotta, add a couple of potted plants to your countertop.
If you want to really lean into the Mediterranean vibe of this fresh combination, paint the walls of one room terra cotta. This warm shade will complement royal blue furniture, rugs, and room accents. Terra cotta also looks good with patterns of royal blue and white, so if you can find patterned furniture, give this combination a shot!
14. Navy Blue and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #000080, #103de0, #1459fa
We mentioned above that various shades of blue can work well together. If you like the layered look and want to make sure you have a darker color to keep royal blue grounded, navy blue is the perfect choice!
You can combine these colors in just about any way you like. If you’re decorating a bedroom, you might try a navy blue bedspread with royal blue sheets and accents in a room with powder blue walls. For a dramatic look in a living room or dining room, add a royal blue and white wall hanging to navy blue walls.
15. Black and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #000000, #4169e1, #d7dedc
This combination is somewhat similar to that of navy blue and royal blue. However, the contrast is a lot starker. You’ll want to be careful with this combination, as too much black and blue will give your space a bruise-like look!
One way to soften the contrast a bit is to incorporate black in patterns. For example, if you’re going for a striking and exotic living room, a zebra-striped rug will look great next to royal blue couches and chairs. In a bathroom, you can use black and white tiling, royal blue walls, and white towels to instantly create a memorable space.
16. Bright Red and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #ee4b2b, #2646eb, #faf3dd
Bright red and royal blue are certainly eye-catching together. But are they right for your design project? Too much of both colors may give your room an Americana vibe. If that’s not the look you want, consider using one of these two shades as an accent color. Usually, it’s easier to use royal blue as a main color and bright red as an accent. Too much bright red will quickly make a room overly hot.
When you’re using these colors, be sure to dilute the overall combination with tan, white, or another neutral. Warm or cool shades will both work, although warm neutrals may look best if most of the rest of the room is royal blue.
17. Gold and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #d4af37, #3059e3, #8aa5ff
Royal blue is of course regal by nature, so it shouldn’t be surprising to hear it pairs nicely with gold! Gold photo frames and wall hangings will make royal blue walls look positively opulent.
You aren’t limited to actual metallics when using this combination. Gold-colored fabrics will also work well. Gold pillows look great on a royal blue couch, and sheer gold curtains are perfect for gracing a space with just enough sparkle.
18. Emerald Green and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #50c878, #1337ed, #4965f2
You’re probably already familiar with emerald green, a rich shade that has recently been enjoying a moment in the spotlight. It’s often paired with various shades of pink, yellow, and coral, but royal blue is vibrant enough to create a stunning and high-contrast palette.
Plush emerald couches are in vogue, so if you can find one, it might be worth integrating into your palette. The texture and color will look striking against a matte royal blue wall. If you’d rather stick with quieter, more neutral walls, add a royal blue and white area rug to a living room with emerald green couches and chairs. It’s perfect for creating an eclectic aesthetic.
19. Cranberry Red and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #950714, #2b59c3, #89d2dc
If you find the combination of bright red and royal blue to be too high-energy, try cranberry red instead. This deep, ruby-red color works especially well as an accent color against royal blue. If you already have a room with royal blue walls, cranberry red furniture will give it a facelift.
You also can elect to use royal blue as your accent color. If you have a neutral room with cranberry red furniture, royal blue lampshades and accent pillows will add a pop of color that’s just energizing enough.
20. Mustard Yellow and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #ffdb58, #1e2ede, #a2999e
Like cranberry red, mustard yellow is ideal if you’d rather avoid the ultra-warm nature of lemon yellow. Even with this more muted shade of yellow, there’s still enough contrast to create a compelling color scheme with royal blue.
One interesting way to combine these colors is to design a bedroom with a mustard yellow upholstered fretboard. If you can find one of these, it will look striking against royal blue walls. Vintage-inspired mustard-yellow couches may be a bit easier to find, and they also do well with royal blue walls. If you just want to use a tiny bit of each color, add mustard yellow and royal blue accent pillows to a living room with white couches.
21. Pumpkin Orange and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #ff7518, #2f21ed, #e3e3e3
Just about any interior designer would advise you to proceed with caution when designing with orange. Pumpkin orange is a bit softer and gentler than vivid shades like neon orange, so it tends to be a little easier on the eyes. Especially in more dilute shades, it makes a great wall color.
If you’re designing a dining room, try starting with cheerful pumpkin orange walls. Include a wooden table and chairs, adding royal blue seat cushions to the chair. This combination is more subtle than some on the list, but it still creates a dynamic palette.
22. Watery Blue and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #99c0e3, #2a49d4, #273e87
The name “watery blue” is somewhat inexact, but it usually denotes a pale, grayish blue that looks a bit darker than pastel blue. This gentle shade is perfect for layering with other blue shades, especially with plenty of cool white.
If you’re designing a living room that is primarily white or cream, look for accent pillows and/or rugs with a royal blue and watery blue pattern. This type of pattern is reminiscent of vintage china, and it’s sure to add some personality to an otherwise neutral room.
23. Aubergine and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #472c4c, #256eff, #fffffa
Aubergine is French for “eggplant,” and this rich shade has become somewhat popular in recent years. Though you don’t often see it used with royal blue, this distinctive combination can look outstanding when used well.
If you have a large enough bathroom, try painting the walls aubergine with cool white trim. Dark colors like aubergine sometimes make small spaces look smaller, so this isn’t a great choice for smaller bathrooms. Select royal blue towels and a shower curtain. For some more visual interest, look for towels and shower curtains that combine royal blue with white.
24. Espresso Brown and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #363031, #1e41eb, #27c408
Blue and brown almost always look great together. We mentioned earlier that wood tones and royal blue make a fitting combination. But if you’re a fan of very dark shades of brown, you’ll be happy to know that espresso brown and royal blue make a dramatic yet dignified pairing.
One of the best ways to combine these colors is to add espresso brown leather furniture to a room with royal blue walls. This palette can start to look overly cool, so if you wish, you can add a shaggy, cream-colored rug at the room’s center. If your living room has a mantle, painting it white (along with the wall trim) will make the palette look especially crisp and welcoming.
25. Wheat and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #f5deb3, #2b58e1, #826754
Wheat is a color that’s a bit like tan. Here, we’re using it to describe the color of jute rugs, seagrass rugs, and some types of woven baskets. These accessories offer you an easy way to bring a little bit of nature into your home.
Of course, since wheat is a neutral shade, it can be easily integrated into just about any color scheme. Seagrass and jute rugs will work with royal blue walls, furniture, and more. In a color scheme like this, be sure to add a darker color to keep everything grounded. Even a large black vase with a spray of decorative grass will do.
26. Turquoise and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #30d5c8, #3454d1, #071108
Turquoise can lean more green or more blue, depending on the exact shade. It’s the color of Caribbean waters, and it will add a tropical feel to your interior if you use it well. One interesting way to combine it with royal blue is to use a turquoise area rug and long, floor-to-ceiling royal blue curtains in a white living room with white furniture. An assortment of accent pillows in royal blue and turquoise will tie everything together.
If you’d prefer a southwestern-inspired aesthetic, turquoise walls might be your answer. Turquoise stones are often set in silver or pewter, so a silver or pewter wall hanging will work nicely. From there, add several royal blue accents throughout the room.
27. Cream and Royal Blue
Hex Codes: #fffdd0, #2a33db, #d6c5ce
Royal blue often pairs with cooler shades of white. But if you want a warmer, vintage-inspired aesthetic, the combination of cream and royal blue is worth considering. One of the more obvious ways to deploy these two colors is to combine royal blue furniture with cream-colored walls.
Cream is often seen as a wall color, but it’s a great shade for furniture and bedspreads as well. For a fresh aesthetic with just enough warmth, use a cream-colored bedspread or cream-colored couches in a room with royal blue walls.
Colors That Go With Royal Blue
The above colors are just a few ideas to get you started. Royal blue may be vibrant, but it’s also remarkably versatile: it will work beautifully with most colors, provided you use it in the right amounts. Try experimenting with different palettes until you find one you like!