There has been an increasing demand for blue and gray bathroom ideas, and honestly, I am not complaining. While gray has long received massive love for its versatility, blue is a lovely choice for the bathroom since it evokes a sense of calm and serenity.
When combined together in one space, how will the result be? Will gray overshadow blue or vice versa? This post will give you the answers you need when using this trendy combo and some clever designs that have pulled off the look with them. Dive in now!
No other place in your home can you loosen up than in the bathroom, where you are offered the time and privacy you deserve after a long day at work. However, you will find it difficult to do so unless the space has the perfect color scheme.
Depending on your personal tastes, there are several to choose from. As an example, black and white is a timeless combo that has gained much popularity since the Art Deco period, or gold and white that oozes luxury more than anything.
Yet, blue and gray stand out for a reason. To begin with, gray pairs well with many colors, be it subtle like taupe or soft like blush. Besides adding to your bathroom a sophisticated touch, gray is incorporated to make the space feel more enlarged.
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Meanwhile, blue is highly preferred because it makes you feel relaxed, particularly when you go with softer hues like the one you see in the sky. For a more striking visual appeal, navy or turquoise can also be utilized, providing a playful hint to the setting.
Now that you have known how these two colors can bring a soothing effect to your home, it’s time to make them happen. Take your time scrolling the list below for some inspiration, and I am positive that everything is no longer shades of gray.
Blue and gray work like a charm, no matter how you utilize them in your living space. For this section, you will go through some of the best bathroom ideas that go with this color combo to produce a serene yet stunning result.
1. Navy + Gray
Navy is one of the most popular blue shades in interior design. It reminds you of the calming blue sea where you can take a deep breath and forget all your troubles. The same effect can be felt when you are in this bathroom, which comes with a stylish gray vanity.
2. Cerulean + Medium Gray
This bathroom is moody enough to make you cry (happy tears only, indeed) with smart use of cerulean, the next big hit in interior design, and medium gray, to offset the marble-effect flooring. Sit back in that decent freestanding tub, and you are sure to have the time of your life.
3. Pastel Blue + Gray
Soft and elegant, the walls of this bathroom are clad in pastel blue for a vintage feel, which is balanced out with a dash of contemporary from gray flooring and white detailing. For a space as small as this, no need to go overboard with decorations; two wall artworks are enough.
4. Periwinkle + Gray
With soft tones, even the most confined space can make you feel somewhat stressed. In this case, the owner opts for periwinkle and white, an on-trend color scheme to exert zen-like impacts on the bathroom. Plus, the space has cleverly made use of natural light to increase the homey feel.
5. Steel Blue + Gray
To achieve harmony (rather than balance), opt for steel blue. It strikes a strong resemblance to gray, as seen in this moody design. Adding to the soothing effects, white from the flooring and the fixtures joins the fun for a look that never goes out of style.
6. Turquoise + Gray
Mark my words: turquoise and gray is the next color combo that will be added to every home decorator and interior designer’s moodboard. This bathroom is a perfect example, bringing in white for a more cohesive look and finished with some wall artworks.
7. Air Force Blue + Gray
Don’t underestimate the hidden beauty of half-baths. With the right choice of paint (as in this one, air force blue), they can leave your guests startled or even stick around longer. To finish the look, paint the throne in matching shade and lean it against a dramatic marble backdrop.
8. Mixed Blue + Light Gray
This bathroom knows how to achieve balance even when using different hues and shades. It features a striking backdrop featuring white, gray, light blue, and navy, which looks rather out of place initially. Yet, the look is tied together perfectly, thanks to other bathroom accessories.
When thinking of bathroom fixtures, the color white will spring to their mind immediately. Yet, why go with white when there are countless colors in this world? This section will give you a few examples with blue and gray, and you are not ready for them.
9. Powder Blue Bathtub With Gray Backsplash
A bathroom can go bold easily with yellow, but will softer shades like powder blue work as effectively? See the answer in this design. Rest easy that you won’t leave that dreamy bathtub visually bolstered with a gray floral backdrop.
10. Blue Gray Bathtub
Here’s another freestanding bathtub for those who like blue, gray, or somewhere in-between, which has been placed next to a sun-drenched window to make use of natural light. With the addition of gold tapware, nothing feels more luxurious than this bathtub.
Turn your tapware into a showstopper with this fun, no-fuss DIY tutorial.
11. Navy Blue Bathtub With Gray Slate Tiles
Need I say more about this top-rated freestanding bathtub? It has enough character to wake up that muted gray tone from the slate tiles, thanks to its fresh, beach-like coat of navy paint. Add some nautical-inspired decors like paddles, and everything is on point.
12. Dark Turquoise And Gray Bathtub (With A Twist)
To put it simply, silver is gray but even better since it’s reflective and can offer any space with a striking comeliness. Continuing with the dramatic impact, paint the walls with turquoise, yet keep the decor scheme minimal to prevent a mishmash.
13. Gray Blue Double Vanity
You will not know your bathroom needs a blue vanity until you see this design, featuring a classic marble countertop and a dramatic gray-blue finish. Isn’t this modern-farmhouse design fascinating?
Follow this guide for an inexpensive marble bathroom countertop.
14. Slate Blue Vanity With Gray Wainscoting
This design will make you think twice about whether wainscoting looks old-fashioned. In this bathroom, it dolls up in light gray to offset slate blue coming from the walls. Indeed, harmony is well-maintained with vanity in matching shade, along with other furnishings.
15. Grayish Blue Double Vanity
It’s astonishing to see how this gray-blue double vanity transforms the entire bathroom with a stylish look. To round it off, delightful Japanese waves and geometric patterns of the walls and flooring, respectively, have joined forces to create an eye-catching eclectic bathroom.
16. Gray Blue Freestanding Cabinet With Gray Interior
From linens, toiletries to your kid’s rubber ducks, this freestanding cabinet is glad to keep all your bathroom essentials neatly. Aside from the extreme functionality, the piece is perfected with a gray-blue finish to add more mood to your contemporary setting.
17. Gray Over-The-Toilet Storage Unit With Blue Subway Tiles
A bathroom closet is much-needed to tackle storage issues. With small bathrooms, an over-the-toilet unit such as this one is a proper choice. Of course, you don’t have to risk losing an inch of style. Just add a pop of contrast with blue, and your bathroom will look uber-stylish.
Think of tiles as your bathroom’s MVP. Besides the core function (that is to guard splashes), tiles come with limitless design possibilities. From classic subway, stylish ceramic, to playful mosaic, they are all here for you to explore.
18. Ocean Blue Subway Tiles With Stone Gray Bathtub
Here, classic subway tiles give you a modern feel with their sleek design and just the right touch of blue. Adding to the space’s visual charm, an Italian stone gray bathtub takes center stage, making everyone drool before its beauty.
Don’t be reluctant to install these attractive subway tiles in your bathroom
19. Mixed Gray Fishbone Tiles With A Pop Of Mint
Add a distinctive look to your bathroom with these fishbone tiles, which employ several tones of gray for a delightful visual effect. To make the space feel more inviting, the owner brings in a fresh pop of mint and a large window to make use of natural light effectively.
20. Deep Blue Starburst Tiles With Gray Floating Vanity
These starburst tiles will turn your getting-ready nook into a sky full of stars, making morning routines more enjoyable than ever. To finish the scene, a circle mirror, two wall sconces, and matching decors are brought in to increase the luxe feel.
21. Mixed Gray Hexagonal Tiles With Light Blue Vanity
Who doesn’t love a little drama? This moderate-sized bathroom has a ton to offer, beginning with a hexagonal tile flooring with three different shades of gray. Blending in this setting, you have a powder blue vanity that goes easy on the eye of everyone, even the pickiest.
Learn how to install slate tiles like an expert with this in-depth guide.
22. Blue Mosaic Meets Gray Terrazzo
This fabulous bathroom is the ultimate destination after a long day at work. With mosaic tiles in mix-and-match blue and gray shades, the space will be your daily dose of relaxation. Also, this design proves that terrazzo is still at the forefront and can be applied not just outdoors.
Decorations have plenty of impacts on your living space and also your mood. They can take your bathroom’s visual appeal to another level but also create a claustrophobic nightmare if not well-executed. Likewise, some can cheer you up – but some don’t, unfortunately.
Gladly, with a large number of blue and gray decorations listed below, you can always enjoy positive results. Scroll down now and find out which ones work best for your bathroom. Rest assured, you will leave this section with more than just one pick!
23. Blue, Gray, And White Bathroom Runner
In need of some solid bathroom rug inspiration to glam it up? Some opt for a faux fur or sheepskin design, which usually costs a bomb, yet this tri-colored runner will show you that simplicity can still deliver wow effects and make a bathroom feel more refreshing.
24. Teal And Gray Bathroom Accessory Set
Incredibly durable and versatile, this five-piece bathroom set will be a tasteful addition to a Jack and Jill bathroom shared by your children or you and your special one. Who would have thought teal and gray is such a match?
25. Gray Porthole Mirror With Weathered Gray Blue Vanity
With this porthole mirror, you will feel like the waves are crashing next to you even when you are not at the beach. If that’s not enough for your ocean-inspired bathroom, don’t be afraid to usher in this blue-gray vanity, which is slightly distressed for extra personality.
Check out this tutorial on how to deck up your bathroom with this porthole mirror.
26. Teal And Gray Wall Art Set
A wise man once said that throwing in some teal will turn a bathroom into a zen-like haven. If you don’t want to shower yours with teal, a hint of it from these wall arts can also perform the trick. Finish the look with some nautical accents, and here’s an Instagrammable result!
27. Blue And Gray Shower Curtain
A bathtub of the highest quality deserves a beautiful shower curtain (and no, I am not talking about those PVC ones). What I mean is something with a simple look yet still packs a punch, such as this eye-catching blue and gray gradient design.
Loving these blue and gray bathroom ideas so far? I’m sure that you are. Whether you prefer a minor change or something completely off the wall, my list of ideas will have you covered. I can tell that everyone in the home will drool over the result!
Now, it’s time to hear something about you, my friend. Which ideas will you soon implement? Which ones are your most favorites? Share your two cents via the comment section, and feel free to bombard me with questions if you have any. I’m looking forward to them all!