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Blue is one of the most soothing colors in the spectrum. From the ocean to the sky to the mist hanging over mountains, blue calms us and brings us a sense of peace. It's no wonder we so frequently choose it as an interior paint color in our homes. But when it's time to design, you may find yourself asking, what curtain colors go with blue walls?
Think of cool colors or complementary colors when you choose your curtains to showcase your blue walls. Some of the most popular are:
Whites and grays are both cool colors like blue, which is why they work so well against a blue wall. Surprisingly the other colors that go well are colors that would be opposite on the color wheel. Orange is the complementary color to blue, so depending on your shade of blue, anything in the yellow to the peach range may work surprisingly well. Getting curious? We've presented some great examples in this video. You can watch the video first or proceed with the post below.
Rich Navy Curtain On A Deep Blue Wall
This luxurious combination makes you want to pop open a bottle of Dom and slip out of your shoes with that special someone. A deep blue wall against white flooring provides the perfect showcase for these navy velvet curtains. It screams high design and luxury, and we love it.
If you're looking to achieve a similar look, you could try these heavy-duty navy curtains by Exclusive Fabrics. Covering an entire section of your wall, they can be used as window or door curtains, blocking out heat and sun with blackout solid lining.
Periwinkle Blue Walls with Soft Gray Light Filtering Curtains
Periwinkle is a unique color, as it's both vibrant and tonal. Which makes finding the right curtain so important. In this case, a white sheer combined with some medium gray light filtering curtains creates a soft look perfect for the bedroom. Bedding gray and navy with that complementary color we mentioned with the pop of floral yellow throw pillow completes the look.
These semi-sheer poly linen curtains with grommet headers do a great job of mirroring the look in the image above. Available in 2-panel packages in several lengths and standard 54" width. The linen look and textured style provide interest while still letting light through to the room.
Electric Blue Walls And Navy And White Polka Dotted Curtains
This room is nothing but fun, from the bright electric blue walls to the sheer white and navy polka-dotted curtains. It's the perfect look to express how unique your style is. White furniture and blue upholstered pieces complete this excellent living space.
These sheer curtains with white and blue embroidered polka dots come in a package of 2 panels. Various sizes are available. The grommet tops on these are unique with their no noise slide system.
Dark Turquoise Walls With Medium Gold Curtains
This vibrant living space takes the idea of using opposite colors and making them shine. Here we see a bright turquoise wall paired with a medium gold curtain that picks up the color of the hardwood floor to the left. A poof accent in red draws out the gold color, too. A round blue rug plays against the wall color.
These chenille jacquard-style curtains feature a slight geometric pattern and a warm golden glow. They are room darkening, come in a set of two panels, and are available in many sizes. Their silky finish allows for a beautiful drape.
Grayish Blue Walls And Curtains In Rose And Navy
This stylish room draws curtain inspiration from the abstract color-blocked painting hanging on the soft blue-gray wall. Linen-like curtains in delicate rose and deep navy are set against sheer curtains in white. Copper and gold accents on the furniture and lamp bring out the warm hues in the rose. It all comes together to create an exquisite look.
White Knotted Sheers On Wedgewood Blue Walls
Floor to ceiling windows with such marvelous light doesn't need to be bogged down with heavy curtains. Here, floor to ceiling sheers have been tied up into stylish knots to create a fresh look. Black iron curtain rods with spiraled ends add a modern touch to the look.
You can get this curtain rod look for your own home. Click here to see them on Amazon.
White Textured Curtains On Deep Blue Walls
Another approach for deep blue walls is to think in terms of contrast. Here a bright curtain in white with a geometric texture of the softest gray plays nicely with the opulent dark blue walls and white trim work.
These beautiful linen-look curtains from Exclusive Home feature soft gray medallion designs on a white background. They come in 54" pairs, available in several lengths, and hang from a rod pocket.
Lighter Turquoise Walls With Yellow Curtains And White Sheers
Sometimes you can tone a color down to get the results you want. Much like the other turquoise and gold room showcased above, this color combination works well. Here we have a slightly lighter shade of turquoise and a slightly lighter shade of gold curtains.
Curtains For Light Blue Walls
With neutrals being all the rage, light blue is more likely to be a chosen shade for wall color than the darker blues. So what types of curtains go best with light blue walls? We have examples below.
White Sheers And Patterned Tan Curtains For A Blue Wall
The play of pattern can add a nice element to a room with a colored wall. Here, a patterned tan floral curtain is paired with bright white sheers for light and privacy in this blue and white room. The white porthole mirrors reflect the natural light creating an element of space.
These paisley printed curtains combine a vintage feel with modern freshness. Printed on a durable poly and linen fabric, they come in a pair of two shades and are available in several sizes and colors.
Luxurious Gold Metallic Curtains Against Blue And Gold Damask Walls
Gold and blue, the color of kings and royalty, and we see that come to play in this elegant combination. A gold stenciled damask wallpaper pairs beautifully with these rich metallic gold satin curtains and sheerest white sheer.
Ochre Colored Curtains Against Light Turquoise Walls
The white and natural woods of this kitchen and dining space make choosing a curtain to pick up those same tones an obvious choice. The rich gold of ochre shines as the light pours into this sunlit galley kitchen space.
These linen blend curtains are airy and breezy and provide the perfect note for a turquoise wall. This color is called Taffy. They are sold in pairs and come in various lengths, with the panels being 52" wide. They hang from grommet tops on the curtain rods of your choice.
Sunny Yellow Curtains On A Light Blue Wall
We love sand and sea or sun and sky combinations. Here we have it with the light blue paint color and the vibrant yellow curtain. The texture in the curtain is mirrored on the sofa and enhanced by the bright geometric pillow.
These sunny yellow and white patterned curtains are bound to make you smile. Grommet tops and available in 52" x 84" pairs.
Playful Peach And Blue Patterned Curtains Against A Patterned Light Blue Wall
Who says patterns can't play against patterns? That's precisely what's been done in this bedroom where a delicate floral wallpaper in blues has been paired with soft pastel patterned curtains in blue and peach. The glass globed end curtain rods punctuate the look.
Love those curtain rods? You can have the look, too.
Soft Gray Blue Curtains Against Soft Gray Blue Walls
Sometimes the best choice is monochromatic. Here a matching shade of wall and curtain in soft gray-blue looks super with the white trim. Furniture accents in a similar color highlighted with more whites and tans create a cohesive look for this living space.
These gradient semi-sheer curtains are a popular choice. They come in sets of two panels and are available in 54" widths and various lengths.
Tan Curtains Against Light Blue Walls
Another variation of the use of the curtain to highlight the flooring. White, tan, and blue work together to make this dining space inviting and contemporary.
Softest Rose Curtains Against Light Blue Walls
In this sumptuous, feminine bedroom, the softest color rose is used in the curtains to play against the light blue walls. Various shades of blue are used in the room as well, between the bedspread and the vibrant upholstered chair. It's a room you may never leave.
These ballet pink colored curtains in velvet are temperature insulating and noise blocking, along with being exquisite. They are sold in individual panels, so if two curtains are needed, then each would need to be ordered.
Simple White Sheers On A Pale Blue Wall
Perhaps the most classic choice for a light blue wall is lovely, neutral white. It's a clean look that leaves your mind free and uncluttered to enjoy your surroundings. Here curtains have been hung above the window line to give the illusion of height in the room.
Have you found the inspiration you need? White, gray, golds, rose? Which color is going to be the perfect match for your blue wall? If like us, you love browsing the clearance aisle for bargains, here's a link to Overstock's Clearance section on Curtains. Check out the colors and patterns there. The perfect curtain for your blue wall may be waiting for you there, at a discounted price!
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