Blue may seem like an odd choice for a dining room, but since blue is such a versatile color, it should make an easy addition to just about any room in your home—your dining room included. Plus, the color is available in an array of different shades: some soft and refined, some bold and vibrant, and some dark and sophisticated. With so many options, you can make your blue-filled palette exactly as subtle or as statement-making as you’d like it to be.
To make things easy for you, we’ve rounded up some of the best blue dining room examples we’ve ever seen. Ahead, 51 blue dining rooms worth perusing as you craft one of your own.
Set the Scene With Blue Walls
The easiest way to craft a blue dining room? Paint your walls blue. Since there are so many shades of blue out there, options abound. But even subtler shades—like pastel blue—should deliver the statement you’re looking for.
Ground Your Space With a Rug
A rug can make a statement in any space—your dining room, included. Break things up with a patterned rug, or keep things simple with a solid one. Just focus on finding something that’ll feel good under your feet every time you eat.
Surround Your Table With Blue Chairs
Your dining room table may seem like the focal point of your space, but it’s really your dining room chairs that’ll demand all the attention. Snag a set of blue chairs in a shade that’s as soft or as bold as you want it to be, and watch as they transform your space.
Color-Coordinate Your Accent Pieces
Searching for a way to make your all-neutral dining room look and feel bluer? Stock up on blue accent pieces. Think: cozy blue throws, blue cloth napkins, blue taper candles, blue art, and more. These small accessories may not make much of a difference on their own. But when color-coordinated, they're sure to draw the eye.
Add Color With Bright Blue Art
If your walls are already painted and you don’t feel like changing them, you’re not out of luck. Hang a few striking blue paintings or photographs. The eye-catching addition should make the room look more blue, even if the art is only covering a fraction of your wall space.
Use a Blue Couch as a Banquette
Banquettes, benches, and booths are popular dining room seating options, and you don’t have to build one into your space. Instead, you can snag a bold blue couch to add a ready-made banquette—and a pop of color—to your dining room.
Paint a Blue Accent Wall
If painting all your walls blue sounds intimidating, consider painting just one of them. The accent wall should stand out enough to make your space look and feel bluer without forcing you to commit to a wall-to-wall color scheme.
Go Unusually Vibrant With Your Chairs
When shopping for blue dining room chairs, you’ll see a lot of dark navies and light blues. But if you want to guarantee a striking interior, consider springing for a less expected shade of blue—like a vibrant teal or bold cobalt.
Since the shade will be so surprising, it should stand out even more than your average pop of color.
Frame Your Fireplace With Navy Wallpaper
If you’ve been blessed with a dining room fireplace, consider framing it with blue tiles, paint, or wallpaper. Not only will the choice draw attention to your beautiful fireplace, but it should also act a little like an accent wall—introducing color to your space without overwhelming the room.
Take a Risk on Light Blue Trim
Painting your walls is an obvious way to add color to your space, but painting your trim can be just as striking. Make a subtle statement by painting your trim some shade of blue. And if you want to magnify the detail’s impact, stock up on dining room chairs in a matching blue shade.
Paint Only Your Chairbacks Blue
If you’re working with a bold shade of blue, even small doses should be enough to get your point across. So instead of painting your dining room chairs blue, paint just their chairbacks blue. This DIY approach won’t work with all dining room chairs, but if you can pull it off, it’s sure to make a bold addition to your space.
Fill Your Gallery Wall With Blue Pieces
Putting one blue painting on your gallery wall won’t make your space feel very blue, but putting a bunch of blue paintings on your gallery wall will. Each blue piece should draw more attention to the rest. And if you stick to one shade of blue—rather than playing with different tones—the impact should be even more obvious.
Line Your Walls With Blue Wallpaper
Paint can be a great way to make your walls blue, but if you’re looking for something less permanent, consider peel-and-stick wallpaper, instead. Snag a printed option to add color and texture to your space, and line as much—or as little—of the room as you want to.
If half of each wall is lined with wood paneling, simply wallpaper over the other half.
Go Bold With a Blue Chandelier
Chandeliers make a classic addition to any dining room, and if you’re looking to turn heads, why not opt for something blue? Match your dining room chairs to the fixture, or let it stand on its own. Either way, it’s sure to make a statement.
Pick Blues With Different Undertones
There are tons of different blues in this world—some with purple undertones, and some with green undertones. And while pairing these strikingly different blues may seem like a recipe for disaster, it’s actually an easy way to make a monochromatic room feel more varied and dynamic.
Pair a Dark Table With Even Darker Walls
Many of us shy away from dark colors, often because we’re afraid of making a room feel small or cramped. But since dining rooms are meant to be cozy, they can handle all that darkness. So pair a dark wooden table with dark navy walls—it can be a great way to set the tone in your space.
Add a Hint of Blue With Woven Chairs
Looking for a subtler way to bring blue into your color scheme? Snag a set of woven chairs that feature just a touch of blue. The bolder the pop of color, the more it will stand out in your space.
Paint All Your Cabinets Blue
If your dining room is flanked by cabinets—or filled with dressers, console tables, and armoires—consider leaving your walls as is and paint your furniture, instead. This can be a creative way to establish your dining room’s palette. You can bring your space together by sprinkling in other blue décor.
Turn a Simple Rug Into a Statement-Maker
A rug doesn’t have to be unusual to stand out—it just has to be unusual in its current context. When surrounded by neutral furniture, even the simplest washed-out blue rug is bound to make a statement. And since the rug will contrast with the furniture—while the furniture contrasts with the rug—the entire room will end up feeling more dynamic.
Choose an Unusual Shade of Blue
Say the word “blue,” and most of us envision sky blue, royal blue, or navy. These colors are incredibly pretty, but they’re also, well, everywhere. So if you want your pop of color to be bold and surprising, consider choosing an underrated shade of blue—like a soft blue-green.
Frame Your Table With Lounge Seating
Blue dining room chairs aren’t necessarily common, which can make them tough to shop for. But consider turning this limitation into an opportunity: you now have an excuse to frame your table with cozy blue lounge seating (which is fairly common and easy to shop for).
Hang a Bunch of Blue Drapes
Drapes can be a great way to add a new color to your interior without repainting your walls. Snag a set in a shade of blue you love, and hang them over all your windows.
Or, if you want to keep the natural light streaming in, hang a bunch of shorter curtain rods that’ll keep your drapes purely decorative.
Fill Your Space With Wallpaper Panels
Wallpaper doesn’t have to line every inch of your walls. By putting up wallpaper panels, you can enjoy the visual texture of wallpaper and the breathing room of negative space.
Pair Contrasting Shades of Blue
If you’re pairing blue with blue, you might think contrast is off the menu. But there are tons of different shades of blue, and there are just as many ways to make your palette dynamic. Consider pairing a darker blue with a lighter one. And remember that you can play with saturation (by pairing a rich color with a washed-out one), too.
Craft a Complimentary Statement Ceiling
Once you’ve painted your walls blue, you may feel tempted to leave your ceiling as is. But consider showing your ceiling the same attention you’ve shown the rest of your space. Paint it a complementary color, like a light tangerine or a shiny copper, for an interior that’s doubly statement-making.
Line Your Banquette With Blue Cushions
Banquettes may be crafted from hard materials, but they’re often softened with cushions and pillows. And if your goal is to bring more blue into your palette, these softer additions can be a great way to do it.
Echo Your Boldest Blue Accent
If you want your blue accents to create a palette—and not just a pop of color—look for ways to echo them throughout your space. Even a washed-out blue rug can make an impact when paired with matching art. And combined, these accents are sure to feel more like a theme than a passing detail.
Pair Neutral Furniture With Light Blue Walls
In a dining room filled with neutral furniture, fun-colored walls may feel out of place. But if you stick with a lighter shade—like a subtle blue—you can switch up your palette without overwhelming your space.
Line Your Shelves With Blue Baubles
A shelf-lined wall isn’t just an opportunity for storage. It’s also a great place to display some of your favorite finds. And if you can color-coordinate those finds—displaying only those that are blue—you can create an accent wall without using any paint or wallpaper at all.
Use Blue as a Canvas for Even More Color
Blue is an incredibly versatile color, so your blue dining room walls could give way to even more striking additions, like a vibrant yellow painting, a striking purple rug, or a bold pink chandelier.
To keep things balanced, though, you’ll probably want to stick to a light and fairly subtle shade of blue.
Soften Your Space With Pastel Art
Your blue additions don’t have to make your space bolder. By stocking up on pastel blue pieces, you can actually soften your space while making it more dynamic.
Pick Curtains That Match Your Walls
Once you’ve committed to a bold wall color, choosing curtains can be tough. But snag a printed set that contains the color lining your walls, and you’ll have a cohesive interior in no time.
Paint Your Table Legs Blue
If your dining room table could use a tune-up, consider painting its legs blue. The unexpected pop of color will surprise anyone who sees it—plus, it’ll bring a little more blue into your space.
Go Light With Your Walls and Dark With Your Rug
If you want to go all in on blue, consider using two shades in your palette: one darker shade and one lighter shade. By using the darker shade on your floor, you can ground your space in coziness. And by using the lighter shade on your walls, you can bring color to the room without sacrificing brightness.
Sprinkle in a Few Throw Pillows
Throw pillows make an easy addition to any room—adding a pop of color that you can swap out at any time. We know what you’re thinking: Throw pillows don’t really belong in the dining room, but if your dining room boasts a cozy banquette, you definitely have room for a few.
Make a Subtle Statement With Blue-Gray Drapes
There are plenty of ways to pull off a subtle blue dining room. One of them? Hang blue-gray drapes. The soft-colored curtains will set the tone in your space without demanding unnecessary attention.
Pair a Blue Rug With a Bluer Centerpiece
If you want a blue accent to stand out in your dining room, pair it with another blue accent. On its own, a bright blue candle may not be enough to establish a palette. But pair it with a light blue rug, and a color scheme will take shape before your eyes.
Mix and Match Your Prints
Playing with tone is one great way to make a blue dining room more dynamic. But playing with print can be just as effective. Plus, when your color scheme is so pared-down, you can layer tons of different patterns without overwhelming your space.
Offset Deep Blue Walls With Crisp White Details
Wall-to-wall color can be a striking look. But if you want to break things up, consider sprinkling in some white trim. White window panes and baseboards can add brightness to an otherwise dark blue space, and white ceilings can add even more light into the mix.
Snag a Set of Patterned Chairs
Your bluest pieces don’t have to be solid blue. By snagging a patterned rug—or a few printed chairs—you can bring blue into your palette without adding large blocks of color.
Match Your Seating to Your Walls
Matching your dining room chairs to your table is a natural choice. But what about matching your seating to your walls, instead? Once you’ve painted your walls blue, consider snagging seats that match. This approach works particularly well if your seating is upholstered—and even better if you have a banquette.
Hang a Striking Blue Painting
Sometimes, you don’t need multiple pieces to transform your space—one particularly bold piece can get the job done. A massive blue-filled photograph could be enough to make an all-white room look blue.
And the good news? You can switch up your palette any time you want to, simply by swapping out that statement-maker.
Use a White Rug to Spotlight Dark Blue Chairs
If you want to pump up the volume on your bluest pieces, consider pairing them with a high-contrast accent. Nothing brings out the blue in a set of navy chairs like a crisp white rug.
Create Trios of Color
When in doubt, work in threes: snag three blue accents and sprinkle them around the room. This should be enough to create a pattern, inviting the eye to notice all the blue in your space.
Use Art to Brighten Up Navy Walls
Art can be a great way to break up solid-colored walls. If you’ve committed to a coat of dark blue paint, consider throwing in a light painting or two. Even a light blue painting should be enough to get the job done.
Pair Shades of Blue That Almost Match
Add intrigue to your space by pairing two shades of blue that almost match. Since the colors look so similar, they should engage the eye. But since they don’t match perfectly, they should leave your space looking decidedly dynamic.
Add Drama With Dark Blue Drapes
Drapes can add a pop of color—and glamour—to any room. If you really want to make a statement, consider snagging them in a darker-than-expected shade of blue.
Paint Your Walls a Completely Different Color
In a blue dining room, it may seem strange to make space for other colors. But the truth is, blue can be a major color in your dining room without being the only color in your dining room. So snag a blue statement-maker—like a blue printed rug—and pair it with other shades you love. There’s no reason your walls can’t be pink and your curtains can’t be green just because your rug is blue.
Cover Your Walls With Curtains
Don’t feel like painting? No worries. By hanging curtains that cover your walls—rather than your windows—you can change your dining room’s palette without grabbing a paintbrush. (And you can add a touch drama, too.)
Make Blue the Only Color in Your Space
If your space is filled with neutrals—like beige, gray, and white—then any color you add will change the room’s palette. So keep things simple by establishing a neutral canvas. Then, add a few pops of blue. Even in small doses—and in fairly subtle shades—the color should stand out.
Go Blue From Ceiling to Floor
One obvious way to design a blue dining room is to go blue from ceiling to floor. Snag a blue printed rug, a set of blue chairs, and a little blue décor—then, paint your walls and ceilings to match. Since this choice is so dramatic, it pairs well with striking colors. So don’t just go light blue from ceiling to floor—go bold.