Light blue, in its many variations, is among the very classic decorating colors and appears in conventional motifs dating back thousands of years.

Now’s light blue goes by many names: baby blue, powder blue, angel blue. Whatever you call it, light blue is calming and easy on the eye. It is the color of a spring sky and clear seas. It is the soft sigh of the color wheel.

Although they vary greatly in tone and colour, conventional light blues are authentic blues with no apparent yellows and greens in turquoise and teal or the grays in slate.

On walls, they have a softening effect, making them a popular option for bedrooms and bathrooms. Even though it’s rare in contemporary layout, light blue may be used as a neutral backdrop for diverse, midcentury-inspired and contemporary designs. But it’s most often utilised in conventional and Colonial designs.

It pairs well with glowing whites, beiges, golds and yellows.

Su Casa Designs

A very conventional light blue softens this white and gray toilet and makes it look both formal and welcoming.

Light blue and billowy white are the colors of dreams (or at least of the sky and clouds). There is something feminine and soothing about this combo.

Light blue bedrooms do not have to be frilly, however they will always have a touch of the conventional around them.

Julia Ryan

Here, light blue provides the whimsy in a joyous but quite conventional room. Notice how great it seems with all the gold frame and the beige sofa? It is a match made in heaven.

Ziger/Snead Architects

Light blue stretches its contemporary muscles within this area. That is about as starkly contemporary as this color gets.


Here is another go at modern design using light blue (though these colors border closer to turquoise and slate than they can do to authentic light blue).

Light blue is the go-to color in shore decoration. Blue, beige and white equivalent sky, spray and sand.


This eclectic light blue room combines conventional lines and shapes using a bit of crazy color. Be aware that everything aside from the orange velvet chaise longue is white, beige or black, allowing the paper and chaise to take centre stage.

MANDARINA STUDIO interior layout

Following is a crisper, more contemporary take on the light orange and blue combo.

Tuthill structure

Light blue is a popular Colonial color, blending well with bright white trim and gold-tone wood flooring.

Rinfret, Ltd..

A couple of light blues suit that this Colonial dining area perfectly.

Robin Amorello, CKD CAPS – Atmoscaper Design

A light blue kitchen just says country, even its upgraded incarnation. I’ll wager those lives here can bake an average cherry pie.

Read on for our favorite light blue paint picks.

Pottery Barn

Van Courtland Blue Paint – $63.99


Benjamin Moore

Gossamer Blue 2123-40 by Benjamin Moore


Serena & Lily

S&L Blue Wall Paint – Gallon – $45


Benjamin Moore

Polar Sky Paint


How have you used light blue? Tell us in the comments!

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