Green and blue colour schemes 2013 – 10 of the best

Blue and green should always be seen! View these great colour combination ideas for your home. Find more colour design ideas at

Can't decide between blue and green? Use both! The alternating spindles on this staircase make an eye-catching design statement in this cool white hallway.


1/10 Frames

white staircase with wall pictures

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Everard)


2/10 Green and aqua bedroom

Green and aqua bedroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Sean Myers)

You'll feel all at sea - in a good way - with this bedroom colour scheme. Ocean-inspired tones of green and aqua combine with rich petrol blue for a dramatic, coastal feel.

Wallpaper and Phipps Moss blanket
Designers Guild
Next Home

3/10 Pastel blue and green vintage living room

living room with wallpaper and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Blackmore)

You don't have to make a loud statement with a blue and green colour scheme; calming shades of mint and aqua create vintage charm in this living room.

Sofa Workshop
Coffee table
Out There Interiors
Baker Lifestyle

4/10 Wood hallway with green and blue accents

wood hallway with green and blue accents

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Spike Powell)

Nature never gets it wrong so take inspiration from the great outdoors and use a simple colour palette in your hallway of earthy wood tones with sky blue and leafy green accents.

Voile panels and bench
Designers Guild

Colefax and Fowler

5/10 Dark green and blue home office

dark green and blue home office

(Image credit: Future PLC /Emma Lee)

Dark inky colours and rich kingfisher blue make moody partners for accents of jade and emerald green in this home office, whilst the polished gloss of the lacquered desk instantly lifts the scheme.

The Conran Shop
Designers Guild
Ben Pentreath

6/10 Calming navy and aqua bedroom

calming navy and aqua bedroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Rachel Whiting)

A soothing navy blue headboard is the perfect colour for a relaxing bedroom, especially when teamed with a fresh aqua throw.

Bed frame
Bespoke stencil
The Stencil Library

7/10 Fresh blue and green home office

fresh blue and green home office

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Tim Young)

The calm, sea-green wallpaper and soft sky-blue door of this home office are close enough in tone to create a relaxed, harmonious space, perfect for quiet contemplation.

Desk and chair
John Lewis
Chest of drawers

8/10 Pastel blue and green dining room

pastel blue and green dining room

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Debi Treloar)

Choose tones from the pastel end of the colour spectrum to create a soft, pretty room scheme. Soothing shades of baby blue in this dining room create a fresh, summer feel when teamed with a floaty aqua tablecloth and crisp white chairs.

Farrow & Ball
Vincent Sheppard
Osborne & Little
The Conran Shop

9/10 Rich blue and green dining room cupboard

rich blue and green dining room cupboard

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Antony Crolla)

If you fancy making a bold colour statement in your dining room, try painting the inside of a cupboard a contrasting colour to the outside; it'll make crockery and glassware really stand out.

Flock on shelves
Thomas & Vines

10/10 Soft green and blue garden shed

soft green and blue garden shed

(Image credit: Future PLC/ David Brittain)

Blue and green isn't just a colour scheme for indoors - it works brilliantly in the garden, so why not reclaim your shed, paint it mint green and sky blue, then add some classic wicker furniture for the ultimate retreat at the end of your garden.


Wicker furniture
Lloyd Loom

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.