Choose your perfect shade of Blue!

These are the on-trend shades of blue for 2024 – which will you choose?

Blue is one of my favorite colors, as it’s not only so cool and calming but can also be used in so many different ways.

There are tons of amazing blue shades to choose from, too. So many, in fact, that choosing can feel really tricky!

If you need some help choosing the right shade for you, then this collection of 25 blue shades will help you to pick the perfect blue for any of your decorating needs!

Here are our Readers Most Voted for Shades of Blue


RGB: 0, 0, 255
Hex: #0000FF
Common Uses: Boys rooms or bathrooms.
Matches well with: Bright yellow.


We’re kicking things off with a standard, vibrant blue that really catches the eye. This would be perfect for a boy’s bedroom or maybe a vibrant color accent in a bathroom.

Dodger Blue

RGB: 30, 144, 255
Hex: #1E90FF
Common Uses: Bathroom accessories and bedrooms.
Matches well with: Muted Orange


Dodger blue is a slightly lighter shade of blue that makes it a bit more subtle while maintaining that richness. This can be a good choice for things like bathroom towels and color schemes to go with your existing color palette.

Royal Blue

RGB: 65, 105, 225
Hex: #4169E1
Common Uses: Beach homes and cool themes.
Matches well with: Burnt yellow.


Royal blue lives up to its name, as it has a regality and sense of class to it. It will bring some great color contrast to areas like beach homes or room with a cool and calm color scheme.

Steel Blue

RGB: 70, 130, 180
Hex: #4682B4
Common Uses: Swimming pool areas and Bedroom walls.
Matches well with: Light brown.


Steel blue is so rich and vibrant, and it can help to highlight any lighter colors in your room. The watery feel of this color also makes it perfect for swimming pool areas or cozy bedroom color schemes as well.

Light Blue

RGB: 173, 216, 230
Hex: #ADD8E6
Common Uses: Bedroom walls or nurseries.
Matches well with: Light pink.


When covering a wall, many people like to use soft, subtle shades. Light blue is a great choice for a wall, as it won’t overpower the style and décor of the rest of the room and creates a relaxing vibe.

Sky Blue

RGB: 135, 206, 235
Hex: #87CEEB
Common Uses: Color accents and boy’s rooms.
Matches well with: Light red.


Sky blue is ever so slightly darker than the previous shade, so it could be a better choice if you want a bit more attention drawn to the room color. Pairing it with a bright red creates a stunning combination, too!

Cornflower Blue

RGB: 100, 149, 237
Hex: #6495ED
Common Uses: Outdoor swimming areas and gender reveals.
Matches well with: Light purple.


Cornflower blue is a darker shade that is so rich and gorgeous. You could use this for outdoor areas with water features, and it would also be a great choice for a gender reveal color as well.

There are so many uses for this shade, though!

Deep Sky Blue

RGB: 0, 191, 255)
Hex: #00BFFF
Common Uses: Kid’s bedrooms or bathrooms.
Matches well with: Orange.


Deep sky blue is a bit darker, and some may find it too much for dominant spaces like walls. However, it would be a good color for a kid’s bedroom, and making it a dominant bathroom color could be great as well!

Medium Blue

RGB: 0, 0, 205
Hex: #0000CD
Common Uses: Meditation rooms and water theme accents.
Matches well with: Burnt yellow


Medium blue is a deep and luscious shade that creates a meditative, calming feeling. You could use it with water themed styles or perhaps for a teenage girl’s bedroom color as well. Pair it with a burnt yellow for a lovely combination!

Dark Blue

RGB: 0, 0, 139
Hex: #00008B
Common Uses: Beach houses and bathroom accents.
Matches well with: Light green.


This dark blue lives up to its name as a deep, dark shade. I would suggest using it a bit more minimally to prevent it being overpowering. You could use it for bathroom tiles to stand out in a lighter blue color scheme, for example.

Navy Blue

RGB: 0, 0, 128
Hex: #000080
Common Uses: Dark bedroom styles.
Matches well with: Burnt yellow.


Navy blue makes things even a bit darker, giving you more options to suit your tastes. Sometimes, the subtle differences in a shade can be what makes it perfect for you or not. This would be a gorgeous color for a dark bedroom style accent.

Midnight Blue

RGB: 25, 25, 112
Hex: #191970
Common Uses: Office spaces or meditation rooms.
Matches well with: Light green.


Midnight blue is an even darker shade than before, and it creates a sense of calm and relaxation. I could see myself using this for an office space or even a meditation room. It could also be good for something like a massage parlor to create calm and serenity.

Light Steel Blue

RGB: 176, 196, 222
Hex: #B0C4DE
Common Uses: Bedroom walls.
Matches well with: Light pink.


Light steel blue makes things a bit lighter again for a versatile and lovely shade. This can be used as a dominant color in a space and could fit many different color schemes as well.

This is a common shade for bedroom walls, and it’s easy to see why!

Powder Blue

RGB: 176, 224, 230
Hex: #B0E0E6
Common Uses: Nurseries and playrooms.
Matches well with: Light purple.


Powder blue is as soft as its namesake while still retaining some deep color undertones. This makes it great for nurseries and playrooms, as kids will love the color without it being overstimulating.

Alice Blue

RGB: 240, 248, 255
Hex: #F0F8FF
Common Uses: Interior or exterior walls.
Matches well with: Light pink.


Alice blue is so light that in some cases and in some lighting conditions, you may think it’s white at first glance. It’s perfect for both interior and exterior walls due to this subtlety.

You could make it fit into just about any color scheme at all!

Baby Blue

RGB: 137, 207, 240
Hex: #89CFF0
Common Uses: Children’s bedrooms or bathrooms.
Matches well with: Dark pink.


Baby blue is a nice midpoint blue that could be a bit dark for some room color schemes. It’s a good fit for a children’s bedroom theme, and it also works wonderfully for a bathroom color scheme.

Pair it with dark pink to bring out a new dimension to the color!

Light Sky Blue

RGB: 135, 206, 250
Hex: #87CEFA
Common Uses: Party decorations or pool areas.
Matches well with: Peach pink.


Light sky blue is a subtle change from the previous shade with a slightly lighter hue. This is a good choice for boy’s party decorations and also works well for swimming pool areas.

Pale Blue

RGB: 175, 238, 238
Common Uses: Bedroom walls and living room spaces.
Matches well with: Lilac purple.


As the name suggests, pale blue is a lighter shade that is very versatile. This could be used for an adult bedroom, a bathroom or even a living room wall color.

These are just a few ideas, but what else could you use it for?

Cyan Blue

RGB: 0, 255, 255
Hex: #00FFFF
Common Uses: Funky kid’s styles and parties.
Matches well with: Red.


Cyan blue is a really eye-catching shade that gives off a vibrant, funky feeling. This would be good for a colorful bedroom color scheme, but it would also be perfect for a kid’s party theme thanks to how vibrant it is.

Turquoise Blue

RGB: 64, 224, 208
Hex: #40E0D0
Common Uses: Office spaces and waiting rooms.
Matches well with: Pale pink.


Turquoise blue is one of my favorite shades of blue because of how calming and lovely it is. It’s great for office spaces and waiting rooms, as it can help to take the stress out of these places and induce calm and serenity.

Teal Blue

RGB: 0, 128, 128
Hex: #008080
Common Uses: Bedroom linen and curtains.
Matches well with: Maroon.


Teal blue makes things much darker again, and yet it is not an overpowering shade. This is a popular color for things like duvet, linen and even curtains.
It can help to complement other colors in a space and draw out the best features of these colors.

Aquamarine Blue

RGB: 127, 255, 212
Hex: #7FFFD4
Common Uses: Boy’s bedrooms and bathrooms.
Matches well with: Pale purple.


Aquamarine blue is a popular shade of blue, and I think it’s because it reminds you of cool pool waters and still tropical oceans. It’s good to use this in areas that you want to give off those very vibes and feelings.

Medium Slate Blue

RGB: 123, 104, 238
Hex: #7B68EE
Common Uses: Trendy girl’s rooms and parties.
Matches well with: Pale yellow.


Medium slate blue has a purple tint to it that gives it a funky, youthful feeling. This is a popular choice for teenage girl’s rooms and parties for that age group.

It’s also used a lot in funky fashion!

Dark Slate Blue

RGB: 72, 61, 139
Hex: #483D8B
Common Uses: Color highlights and bedroom décor.
Matches well with: Pastel green.


Dark slate blue is a dark, purple tinged blue that could be a bit overpowering if used too prominently. However, if you use it for things like linen, duvets and curtains then it can be a stunning addition to a color scheme.

Slate Blue

RGB: 106, 90, 205
Hex: #6A5ACD
Common Uses: Bedrooms and accents.
Matches well with: Light green.


If the previous shade was a little too dark, slate blue makes it a bit lighter while still maintaining the beauty of the shade. You could make this a prominent color in a bedroom or use it to accent lighter colors like green.

In Summary

Seeing many shades in one place can help to make it easier to choose, and hopefully you have some ideas forming in your head after this article. My favorite would have to be turquoise blue because I love how bright and rich it is.

You can choose your favorites no matter what it is you need some blue for, as there is something for everyone!

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