12 Navy Blue Bedroom Ideas

Calm, sophisticated navy blue bedroom.
12 Navy Blue Bedroom Ideas
Tom Greenspan
December 21, 2022

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Using dark tones for the bedroom can be a contentious issue, especially if the room has dimensions that would benefit from lighter colors. Does it matter if an average room is painted navy blue?

It would be hard to deny that navy blue does create calmness and a feeling of peaceful serenity in a bedroom, so why are there not more bedrooms painted in navy blue? Should the entire room be painted navy blue or just an accent wall?

This overview is authoritative and not the whim of an interior designer, we will let you know if navy blue in your bedroom is an easy color to live with, or will you hate it once you see it in real life.

Let's dive into the deep blue and learn:

  • The calming nature of navy blue
  • You don't need to paint to create a navy blue bedroom
  • Ship ahoy, boys bedroom
  • Twinkle twinkle little star, girl's bedroom
  • Moody blues

If you paint your bedroom navy blue is white the only color contrast?

It seems inevitable that once you paint a wall navy blue, then you will use white somewhere else in the bedroom., and why not? It's a spectacular juxtaposition of color.

However, navy blue does have a large array of colors it can match, such as:

  • Navy blue and yellow work superbly together.
  • If you want to grab attention, then use almost any bright color available on the palette.
  • Think of sophistication? Navy blue and pink are your color combination.
  • You may want to bring a feeling of heritage to your bedroom. Navy blue and gold will achieve this.

Using one bold color in your bedroom does not mean you can't use another, so when you design your bedroom, look for bold colors if you want to make a statement.

1. Enjoy the calm

There is something evocative about navy blue in most people's lives, maybe the recollection of a childhood summer trip to the ocean and seeing the deep blue inviting waters that bring memories of peacefulness.

This navy blue bedroom, albeit minimalist, represents everything glorious about navy blue. The saturation and hue of the color leave you wondering what lies beyond and what the future may hold.

The natural wood accents with their yellow tones make the navy blue come alive and reinforce nature.

Of course, the white bed linen looks fresh and inviting.

How to create this look?

To create this look, go for matte finishes. Try not to use glee paint anywhere in the bedroom so you can feel the fullness of the navy blue.

The wood contrasts are fantastic, and you may need to add wood accents in other ways, it tones of light yellow to achieve the same look.

The blue-gray rug is stylish and should be emulated in your own bedroom. It goes without saying that the bed linen will look tremendous with the strong contrast to the navy blue.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain in this room would be a 3.

It's simple to paint scheme is an easy job for the average DIY enthusiast, and it's hard to screw up navy blue, so almost anything you select for contrast will work.

2. When nothing but blue will do

If you have got it, flaunt it! It's a well-known saying that is not normally associated with your bedroom, but in this case, the words fit perfectly.

Some bedrooms are created and designed for the color navy blue, and this bedroom looks to be one of the lucky ones. I'm sure you get the gist of the statement as this room boasts a beautifully sanded wood floor with dusty tones and yellows.

The furnishings are indeed a sublime match for the paintwork and, when combined, have created an outstanding picture of composure and tranquility.

The beige rug adds a little warmth to the bedroom, but the rustic bedside table is masterfully placed in the bedroom.

How to create this look?

For this look, you will need to focus on color matching the bed linen and chair plus curtains. Buy the furnishings first and get the paint made to your color specification. Most paint stores will have the formula to mix the exact tone.

Introduce some rustic furnishings that have a darker tone, it will add another dimension to your bedroom.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 4.

There are some design elements in this bedroom that you may not have, such as the bedside table and rug. Of course, you can copy the image exactly, which would be a cool idea.

3. When classic design meets contemporary

Everyone knows that navy blue and white are a match made in heaven, and the classic look has been around for centuries. Did you know navy blue was first used in Victorian 1840 as the main color of the navy officer's uniform?

To use navy blue on a wall is not always necessary as you can use bedding to great effect to achieve the same look in a softer fashion.

If you have a small bedroom and are considering navy blue as the bedroom's theme color, this may be a good way to start the process.

This bedroom is contemporary with its light beech laminate floor that looks fab and the modern design rug, which is elegant and functional while at the same time adding depth to the bedroom.

How to create this look?

When you have an all-white bedroom, it is essential that you only use bold colors, and navy blue is a perfect choice.

Select navy blue pillows and bedspread. Even a navy blue duvet would look great in the bedroom.

You can start to jazz the room up a little with some more contemporary items like the rug and the modern design bed bench.

The splash of gold on the vase is an awesome look, and the violet Iris flowers show how versatile navy blue is as a color.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 2.

This is a simple look to recreate, and you too can have a regal bedroom. It's mainly about furnishings to create the bedroom. It goes without saying you will need the white walls to complete the look.

4. Breaking with tradition

When your kid's lives are ultra-modern and full of everything that most adults don't understand then, it's your job to step up to the plate and teach the kids a thing or two about design.

This modern bunk bedroom is masterfully designed with white bunks and old navy-style ropes with storage enough to send an aircraft carrier to sea for a month and has the ultimate in relaxation and calmness.

Without the navy blue walls in this bunk bedroom, the bedroom would look somewhat washed out, but the navy blue makes the room pop and even allows for bright lighting that will not blind the kids while reading.

How to create this look?

Assuming that the bedroom only needs color, it's an easy one to resolve. The white tones are already in place so adding blue with ass a classic feel while keeping its ultra contemporary feel.

You can use colored blankets and duvets of most colors without worrying if the colors will clash.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 1

It's just about applying the paint, which may prove difficult due to the height of the beds. Use a decent masking tape when using a color like navy blue to prevent the paint from bleeding across in another color.

5. The richness of color

Bed frames made from palettes or pallet typer styles are all the rage in a contemporary bedroom, and why not? It's a cheap way to create an amazing look.

This blue shows how versatile the color is. Everyone has navy blue and white indelibly imprinted in their minds, but the truth is blue is a fantastic color and can be paired easily with light and dark tones and expressed in this modern bedroom.

This small bedroom shows that a small room can carry dark colors, the charcoal gray wall next to the blue is a perfect match (charcoal does have hints of blue), and when combined with navy blue bedding, the look is a designer's triumphant moment.

Keep the floor covering bright if you use your accent walls for dark colors.

How to create this look?

A lot is going on in this bedroom from a design perspective so let's focus on color and then touch on some of the accessories you may consider using.

The navy blue and charcoal choices only a brave person will make in a small bedroom, but you know what? It works incredibly well and proves what can be done in a small bedroom.

The bed linen needs attention. It uses textures and deep rich navy blue.

Natural tones spread throughout the bedroom to bring warmth.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain in this room would be a 6.

The room is eclectic, so to copy this room would take time to find the pieces used in the image. However, the paint is relatively easy to do and can be completed by a competent DIY enthusiast.

If you have a light wood floor, keep it that way. It would make the room look even better. If not use a cream carpet to achieve a similar look.

6. Ship ahoy captain

Finding inspiration for a boy's bedroom can be so difficult and testing for the parents, but if you have boys of a certain age, you can take advantage of the classic clean lines that can only be found in a nautical setting.

Navy blue painted walls, crisp bright white furnishing, the wheel from the helm, and some oars should you come adrift.

The cool thing about this boy's bedroom is that you can remove the accessories as they age and retain the clean, crisp feel of the bedroom.

The white-washed deck floor boards are a beautiful addition to the room, and the introduction of natural wood tones is a perfect addition to the bedroom.

How to create this look?

Assuming you are not creating the bunks from scratch, the decor of the bedroom is an easy process. Use navy blue paint on the main accent wall and ceiling, so the room flows like the ocean.

The light blue side walls add brightness to the bedroom where white would have been overwhelming and dazzling due to the white furnishings.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 4.

If you are just painting, space is going to be your issue, but it's a small bedroom cleverly designed to get the maximum from it.

Use a good quality masking tape when cutting into e corners to prevent the paint from bleeding into the light blue and vice versa.

7. When painting is not your forte!

If you dislike painting you are not alone and changing the appearance of a room does not always mean you have to break out the paint brushes and rollers.

Adding navy blue to your bedroom can be as simple as adding a throw to your bed or as complicated as painting the cysteine chapel so, for many of you, the only way is the path of least resistance.

This modern bedroom is a mish-mash of color and some design disasters that should be rethought. But we are all different!

If you ever thought that navy blue is not a versatile color then think again, look at the colors in the bedroom and you can see it doesn't clash anywhere. And to be honest, it's not the most appealing navy blue blanket you will ever see.

How to create this look?

The look we are trying to create contains a level of navy blue and this is as simple as it gets, take the navy blue blanket from its wrapper and throw it on the bed.

If this is your style, then it demonstrates adequately that navy blue is a functional color, not the party's diva.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 1.

There are design elements of the room that do not really design but the navy blue blanket plays its role admirably in an orgy of color.

8. Does navy blue have any limitations?

Some color schemes are one trick ponies. They cannot be matched with a wide variety of colors and limit you to your design potential.

Let's face it, this is a bog standard bedroom. It looks clean and inert like you would expect to find when visiting your grandparents. But, the interesting thing about this bedroom is the plaid duvet and pillows. What colors would you think about matching this with?

Keep in mind you must contend with a pretty load wood floor that is almost yellow. You would possibly not have thought of navy blue! Would you select white, or brown?

The navy blue absorbs the warm yellows from the wood floor and sits well with the paid duvet. The navy blue curtains hang majestically against the dove gray walls.

How to create this look?

Let's get with the program. This is not a bedroom you would want to create, it's a spare room utilizing what bedding is spar or what bedding was on sale at the local store, and that's perfectly fine.

The bedroom demonstrates that navy blue is so versatile it's an ideal color for a spare room. The drapes will give a calming effect when closed, and the room is comfortable.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain in this room would be a 1.

It's an average spare room in the US and Europe, it's perfect, so why to add to the expenses, the use of navy blue is the perfect choice for the bedding and drapes.

9. The voguish qualities of navy blue

If you are a fashionista, you will be well versed with the glorious splendor that navy blue can bring to a design, be it clothing or furniture. Still, when extending navy blue to the bedroom as a whole, a new dimension unfolds before your eyes.

The intrigue of the color is marvelous. Who will sleep in this bedroom tonight? Royalty, or a member of the glitterati? The color is timeless, and you could imagine Bridget Bardot adorning the bed.

To make the bedroom incredibly special, there is no requirement to change the decor, only the image, and this is done easily by adding the deep tones of navy blue to your bedding.

Accessorizing with violet Iris flowers is a bold statement of expectation.

How to create this look?

Keep your bedroom decor as light and white as possible but light tones work equally as well then introduce navy blue bedding and use textured layers for more depth and an appearance of comfort.

The sheepskin rug is lush and comforting and contrasts the darkness of the blue.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 1.

Another easy look to achieve, use cushions to add to the bedding, you can change their colors if you wish, pupils and other deep toes work well with navy blue.

10. Twinkle twinkle little star

Most parents head straight to the pastels and pinks when it comes to decorations for their daughter's room, but the truth is, although these colors are fine, there is more to life than the perception of colors for girl's bedrooms, think outside of the box and create something wonderful.

Painting the bedroom wall navy blue may be just what you have been searching for as the possibilities open up. Add your daughter's birth constellation or the stars she can see outside before she goes to bed.

Or randomly paint stars and imitate the galaxy, the possibilities are endless, and the result will be fantastic.

This girl's room is predominantly blue with a light floor covering and natural wood accessories.

How to create this look?

This is easy, select age-appropriate bedding and accessories and paint the bedroom navy blue. You can buy stick-on starts online for the start constellations.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 5.

It's not hard to do, it needs to be thought about. Creating a girl's room is not as challenging as you may think and this theme is perfect for a young lady as she lays in her bed wishing on a star.

11. Monochrome contrasts

If you are an accomplished artist or starting on an artistic hobby you will not find a better color to complement your work than navy blue. Frame's monochromatic prints take your bedroom back to the 50s and early 60s when style was incredible and waiting to explode. 

Flower power was everywhere with free love and some other controversial subjects that are best left in the past. The common thread is that images were black and white and when framed look awesome as well as add contrast.

Navy blue and monochrome are distinct opposites but when bought together create a wonderful visual effect. With the use of the time-correct lamp, the bedroom is a sensational tribute to the present and the past.

How to create this look?

Think clean and crisp, think of the sixties and find images that will compliment your bedroom, they can be random images as long as they are black and white.

The button pillows are terrific and add some interest to the bedding with a contemporary design cushion taking center place.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 3.

It's only a 3 because you will need to search for the prints, you can buy them online but check out the flea markets for something authentic.

12. Moody blues

If there is a color that can create a mood or ambiance of calm and peace its navy blue and when combined with blue shades on the color spectrum the concept of a blue bedroom enters a different realm when cool serine vibes live.

The ensemble of blue items in this bedroom is a visual feast, from navy to royal blues all framed with a towering headboard that is sumptuous and beautiful so much so it has its own dedicated illumination.

Can you have too many blues in a bedroom? It appears not from this bedroom but you could have too much of the same tone and texture materials that may become overpowering, but when thought through, blue is a beautiful bedroom color in any combination.

How to create this look?

Think blue, and think blue again. You will need varying shades of blue to pull this look off, and you will need the texture to add into the mix.

The yellows from the wood floor make the room pop and is an important style decision. It could be achieved with carpet.

How easy is it to achieve this look? On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher number being the hardest to attain this room would be a 7.

The room is quite small in width. This is why the enormous headboard is being used to try and accentuate the length of the bedroom, it works well.

You must combine the colors precisely and in the right balance to achieve the overall ambiance, hence a 7.

Is a navy blue bedroom for you?

Unless you have an adversity to the color blue, you will have to admit it's a very versatile color and can be used without a great deal of thought and will even match with plaid!

The best use of navy blue is to use it as an accent color for the bedroom. Choose the wall with the bed on it and paint it and then the other walls lighter tones. If you want a classic look and feel to the bedroom, paint the accent wall blue and the other brilliant white.

It's perfect for adult bedrooms and boys and girls. Try adding a ping accessory for the wow factor. It will really make the room look special.