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Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

Guide to the Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms:

Get started choosing the right paint color for your walls - or deciding on a color scheme - with our guide of top requested light blue bathroom paint colors. Below are brand names and descriptions for each blue paint shade inside these Raleigh custom homes.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

(This master bath is painted in Sherwin Williams "SW 6218 Tradewinds")

5 Best Blue Paint Shades for a Bathroom

These blue bathroom paint colors, with photos from Raleigh custom homes built by Stanton Homes, are manufactured by Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and other popular brand names that offer a range of classic and contemporary blue hues.

Blue Paint Color #1: Sherwin Williams "6512 Balmy"

Shades of blue can make a powerful impact in a white and espresso bathroom. This master bath compiles white floor tile, espresso storage cabinets, and "SW 6512 Balmy" blue paint.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Blue Paint Color #2: Sherwin Williams "6235 Foggy Day"

Vaulted ceilings open up this more traditional blue bathroom. The "SW 6235 Foggy Day" paint is carried into the ceiling vault, to highlight the plant shelf above the shower.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Blue Paint Color #3: Benjamin Moore "2055-60 Serenity"

 Looking for spa bathroom colors? This "Benjamin Moore Serenity" blue is reminiscent of a relaxing beach getaway.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Blue Paint Color #4: Sherwin Williams "6786 Cloudless"

Powerful blue paint colors - like this "Cloudless" shade - demand strong, contrasting finishes (such as tile and cabinet colors and shapes).

In this master bathroom design, the dark brown tile - a dominant feature - extends past the tub and shower, reaching above the picture window to meet the vaulted ceiling.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Blue Paint Color #5: Valspar "WV38007 Summer Cottage"

You can soften a light blue paint color with window lighting, calm tile patterns, and tall ceilings (painted white). 

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders


Why are blue bathrooms so popular? Get an interior designer's perspective on the longevity of blues in the bath.

How much does a tile tub surround cost? Get estimates here, in these 8 blue tile bathrooms.


More Popular Master Bathroom Paint Colors

Here are links to bathrooms painted in gray, light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. 9 Gray Paint Colors - Tips for How to Choose a Gray Paint
  2. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  3. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  4. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  5. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.



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Blue Tile Bathroom Ideas for NC New Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Blue Tile in the Bathroom:

For some buyers, blue bathrooms are a bold choice; for others, pale blue paint and tile are a calming, relaxing option.

See photos of blue bathrooms - and tile designs - from new homes built by Stanton Homes in central North Carolina.  Stanton Homes is a design/build home builder in Raleigh, NC - contact us to learn more about the new home build process. 

Blue Tile Ideas for the Bath:

Below are examples of how to use blue tile in the master bathroom, secondary bath, and powder room. 

1. Blue Tile Floor

Hints of blue, grey, and white blend throughout the contemporary pebble style master bathroom floor - with deeper blue tiles integrated around the tub and shower. 

Blue Bathrooms | Blue Tile in the Bath

Ceiling-height tile in the shower is a custom home touch. 

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2. Blue Tile Surround on a Curved Tub

This master bath tub rests inside the open concept shower. Mixed tile sizes create contrast throughout the bathroom: long faux wood floor and wall tiles blend with mini mosaic wall and tub patterns.

Blue Bathrooms | Blue Tile in the Bath

This contemporary show includes his and hers shower heads and block window glass. 

3. Blue Tile Around a Mirror

This kids bathroom feautres blue tile in the vanity and shower room. A thin listello accent frames the mirror and window. Linear patterns run through the floor and across the shower walls. 

Blue Bathrooms | Blue Tile in the Bath

Blue and grey tile combinations are popular inside master, guest, and kids bathrooms. 

4. Blue Accents in a Tub Surround

Blue Bathrooms | Blue Tile in the Bath

This master bathroom features a more subtle shade of blue in the tile - to accent the bright, baby blue walls.  The neutral tile tub surround softens the room. 

The built-in tile shelf below the window offers a place to decorate or store bath time essentials. 

Although light blue can be a more traditional bathroom shade, the no-door archway opening between the master bedroom and bath keeps this space feeling contemporary.

5. Blue Shower Tile

Blue Bathrooms | Blue Tile in the Bath

A guest or secondary bathroom is a great place to add floor-to-ceiling tile - in bold color choices. 


Many homebuyers opt to integrate tile upgrades in the most visible bathrooms, such as a guest suite bath or shared downstairs bath.








6. Blue Mini Mosaic Tile Patterns

This bathroom - a dual entry, kids' Jack and Jill layout - uses a mini mosaic tile pattern in the shower. 

Tile Tub Surround Ideas | Blue Bathroom Tile Ideas

This bathroom is custom designed as a specially adapted shower room - with tub inside - for ease of use. 8 x 10 white field tile runs across the ceiling, in addition to the walls and foor. 

7. Subtle Blue Tile Accents

Using slate blue tile -- mixed with grays, browns, and other earth tones -- is a great way to create a neutral bathroom without the popular integration of high contrasts of white, black, and gray patterns. This blend of colors feels more traditional than a bright blue design. 

Blue Bathrooms | Blue Tile in the Bath


8. Slate Blue Tile Tub Surround

A vertical tile pattern with slate blue tones emphasizes the curved front of this tile tub surround.

Blue Bathrooms | Blue Tile in the Bath


More photos of tile tub surrounds in new custom homes by Stanton Homes:

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