The 12 best blue rugs that feel right at home in a luxe, modern space

The 12 best blue rugs all use this hue in different ways, but each one feels elevated and elegant. As chosen by the Livingetc team

DWR, Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn & Wayfair blue rugs
(Image credit: DWR, Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn & Wayfair)

Blue is the world’s favorite color for a reason. This oceanic color offers us a sea of calm and can be dialed up to electric tones for an exciting addition to schemes or emulsified with cream and white for a pastel-perfect finish. All of this applies of course to rugs too, blue makes for an easy and versatile choice for interior designers and DIY design enthusiasts. 

We’ve searched high and low to find the best rugs from the best home décor stores, sniffing out our favorite blues. From deep sapphire rugs to pristine powder blue, you'll find the lot here. 

Best Round Blue Rugs

Best Patterned Blue Rugs

Best Persian Blue Rugs

Best Outdoor Blue Rugs

What colors go with blue rugs?


A primary color, blue tends to work with almost every shade. "A blue rug, whether it's a deep navy or a bright teal, is best incorporated alongside more subtle, neutral tones such as white, grey, or beige. This allows for the rug to make a statement and add an essence of tranquility to the room, as the color blue has the natural ability to do," says Christine Vroom of Christine Vroom Interiors. 

Alternatively, you can take a maximalist route when matching your blue rug. Contrasting with bold pops of fuchsia, green or yellow will play on the energy of deep blue shades like cobalt, ultramarine, or azure. You can also take inspiration from Chinoiserie or the Hamptons, where white and blue are an iconic combination. The crisp and reflective nature of white pairs beautifully with the warmth and depth of blue.

Writer and design expert Faaizah Shah is the founder of The Interiors Consultancy. She has worked with designers such as Staffan Tollgard and design houses such as Sanderson to help them understand and communicate their narratives. She is known for crafting engaging stories and imaginative content, and understanding great decor from her years alongside some of the best creatives in the industry. She is also a contributor to Livingetc.