Indigo blue colour schemes 2013 - 10 of the best

Love rich blue colour schemes? Check out these 10 gorgeous design ideas for decorating with indigo blue. For more decorating design ideas and design inspiration, visit

Try layering different shades of blue for a warm, luxurious look. Here, a high-backed navy blue sofa adds plenty of drama to this moody living room scheme.

George Smith

1/10 Carpet

blue effects living room

(Image credit: Future PLC/Adrian Briscoe)

Crucial Trading

2/10 Vivid blue bedroom

vivid blue bedroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

If you love vivid design, why not mix in matt and sheen paint colours to create a 'striped' wall colour. A neutral coloured bed helps soften the look.

Feather & Black
Wall paint

3/10 Living room daybed

living room daybed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Day bed)

Got a spare corner in your living room? A blue painted bench topped with an assortment of coloured cushions will brighten the space.

Far left cushion in Country Cabin fabric
Robert Allen
Middle cushion in Adras fabric

Christopher Farr Cloth
Far right cushion in Moissac fabric

Tissus d'Hélène

4/10 Indigo hallway

indigo hallway with blue and white staircase

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Bevan)

Make the most of an open hallway space with funky blue painted walls and a few quirky accessories.


5/10 Dramatic blue dining room

dramatic blue dining room

(Image credit: Future PLC/Emma Lee)

Kingfisher blue walls and striking teal pendants make this room feel dark, moody and ultra contemporary.

Pendant shades

6/10 Tonal blue dining room

tonal blue dining room

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Bevan)

Feeling brave? Go for a striking dip-dye wallpaper for a truly unique look. Team with simple wooden furniture and a few brightly coloured accessories.

Designers Guild

7/10 Blue kitchen with bold splashback

blue kitchen with bold splashback and patterned tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jan Baldwin)

If you're a fan of eastern-inspired design, why not introduce colour with some pretty moroccan style tiles in the kitchen.

Patterned tiles

8/10 Bedroom with airy dressing area

bedroom with airy dressing area with dressing table and tulip stool

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jan Baldwin)

If the thought of blue walls or furniture terrifies you, get the look by introducing a few subtle accent colours into your design instead.

Dressing table
Tulip stool

Modern Classics Direct

9/10 Blue calming bathroom

blue calming bathroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/Adrian Briscoe)

Fed up with all-white bathroom schemes? Try saturating your room in shades of indigo. Gloss tiles, matt paint and textured flooring give this room added depth and warmth.


10/10 Midnight blue home office

midnight blue home office

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

The inky blue colour scheme compliments the simple furniture in this compact home office.

Graham & Brown
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Thea Babington-Stitt
Assistant Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 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.