4 Interior Design Tips to Create Your Perfect Blue Room

Your guide to blue in the kitchen and beyond.

Written by:Angela Johnson
A modern kitchen with Inverness Cobalt quartz countertops and backsplash

The deep blue debossed veins on the cool white canvas of Cambria Inverness Cobalt™ provide contrast in both color and texture.

As design enthusiasts consider an array of color trends, it’s becoming clear that blue is emerging as this year’s preferred hue in interior design for kitchens and beyond. A roundup of the color of the year scene proves the point—shades of blue are set to be the most popular interior paint color

If you’ve always loved blue, this is your year. But maybe you’ve been trying to decide on a home project color scheme that goes beyond paint and you’re unsure how best to incorporate blue into a cohesive and stylish aesthetic someplace in your home. 

Let us help. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing blue for interior design.

No Two Blues Are Alike

Blue comes in a variety of shades and tones, so you should consider the overall feeling you want to convey or sense in your space. Blue is often associated with calmness and serenity. Lighter blues can create a tranquil atmosphere, while darker blues may evoke sophistication. 

Do you prefer an aesthetic that is light and airy or deep and moody? Keep in mind your room’s lighting and amount of available natural light as this will play into how your color choices help achieve your desired look.

And what is your personal style? Blue is versatile and can be the perfect main or accent color in traditional, contemporary, coastal, or eclectic styles. 

Bathroom with a focus on the siding of a counter featuring Cambria Inverness Bristol Bay quartz.
Bathroom with a focus on the countertop featuring Cambria Inverness Bristol Bay quartz.

A combination of color with the right lighting, like in this blue bathroom, can help create a moody atmosphere and Cambria’s Inverness Bristol Bay™ design is beautifully bold yet versatile enough to suit classic or modern spaces.

Be Sure Your Palette Includes Complementary or Contrasting Colors

Once you’ve decided to take a dive into blue, consider a complementary or contrasting color palette to complete the look. Colors such as white, gray, or gold can set the stage for a classic look. Or experiment with more statement-making contrast for bolder, modern, or even maximalist spaces.

Blue kitchen color schemes can go beyond wall color or blue kitchen cabinets. Think holistically about your space regarding how the color and texture of your furnishings, flooring, accents, accessories, and, of course, countertops, will all coordinate together.


A balanced visual contrast to darker blue cabinetry can be achieved with stained woods, complementary wall paint, and the creamy tones of Cambria Travella™ quartz countertops.

Energize a Space with Bold yet Sophisticated Design Choices

Selecting a bold blue countertop design does not hem you into any specific interior design style. Many of Cambria’s blue quartz designs look equally stunning in a variety of interior design styles. That means you need not compromise when desiring a durable, maintenance free quartz surface because the timeless looks of Cambria designs can transition right along with your evolving style preferences over time. So you should feel free to select your favorite Cambria quartz design as the foundation for your dream space.

A metallic gold hood and swirling blue and gray wall covering featuring Portrush quartz.

Cambria’s blue quartz designs can spark energy in modern spaces or add subtle interest in more classic blue kitchens. Cambria designs shown: Mayfair™ and Portrush™

Personalize Your Blue Interior Design

Finally, you’ll achieve balance and beauty by incorporating different textures and patterns alongside any shade of blue. Attention to these details, whether in bold or subtle design decisions, prevents even the most minimalist space from being uninteresting. But ultimately, designing your spaces is about your personal preferences. Your home should reflect your style and personality. So, are you feeling blue?

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