There is no more classic color combination than blue and white. It has stood the test of time and been loved by all generations! It’s one of those great couples like Romeo and Juliet… Burt and Ernie… Peanut Butter and Jelly! Blue and white decor evokes an emotional reaction in all of us. Spun together with style, it feels upscale. Created in a pillow ticking and enamelware it feels down-home! Blue and white can play perfectly happy on their own, but they are not standoffish! They happily welcome almost any other color to join in! Let’s look at decorating with blue and white!
Blue and white is beloved. Think of how we feel when we see a crystal blue sky with white puffy clouds or how an azure ocean and white sand mesmerizes us. Blue and white together is crisp and pretty and All-American! But if we really think about it, blue and white can take on many looks and set different moods!
Here are some easy ways to add blue and white to your decor!
My first go-to tip for adding any color to a home is to start with pillows and throws! Toss a blue and white quilt over a sofa and add some decorative pillow in blue and white motifs!
These pillows look neat and patriotic. Navy and white are colors to use for a bold blue clean look!
I have a long-standing love affair with blue and white ginger jars. To me, this is the epitome of classic styling! Loved for centuries, these gorgeous pieces of pottery are known for their distinct blue color. First created in China, these graceful Ming style jars work well with even the today’s modern styles. They are a classy way to add a little blue and white to your home!
Do you collect them? They look beautiful filled with flowers or tall grasses. Surround them with white covered books and white trinket boxes and you have a fresh take on a classic iconic look!
Have you thought about making a little vignette out of blue and white objects you have around your home?
Even though my family room has no blue and white in it, I set a small blue pitcher, a blue and white bowl, and saucer on top of a small stack of blue books. And because it was summer, I added some sun-bleached shells, starfish, and a sand dollar. How easy is that?
Look around your home and see what blue and white things you can put together!
Did you know the most popular colors to use in a bedroom is, you guessed it, blue and white!
One of the guest rooms at StoneGable is filled with chippy furniture and lots of blue and white. Its farmhouse styling works with washed out blue and white! Everyone loves this room for the “feeling” it evokes.
If you would love blue and white in a bedroom, start with the bedding! It will transform the whole look of your room.
One of my very favorite ways to use blue and white at StoneGable is with dishes!!!!! I collect dishes in cobalt and white and probably use them more than any other color except all white dishes. Those colors make an exceptionally pretty table!
Here I created a pretty vignette with blue and white dishes, napkins, and dishtowels. It has a real happy, country look! Perfect for my farmhouse kitchen.
You can see that I tucked some blue and white into my white kitchen.
Another way to add this amazing color combo to your home is to invite another color to join in! Blue and white is very friendly to almost any other color!!! But I love it best with sassy, bright colors like the hot pink in the image below!
If you don’t want to go that bold inside think about outdoor furniture and pillows in blue, white and another bright color!
Blue and white has long been a popular color pairing! And it is a crowd pleaser! How do you show off blue and white in your home? Please share!!!
Make sure to visit these fabulous blogs for their take on blue and white decor!
I’m linking up today with a few talented designer friends dedicated to the color blue! Please visit each of them linked below for a dose of inspiration!