Blue and white decor is iconic! It’s the most popular color choice and no wonder. In general, blue and white is cool and comfortable and our eyes love this combination. Let’s look at beautiful ways to decorate with blue and white.
All you who love blue and white are in good company. It is a color combination that appeals to so many people. No wonder we love to decorate with it!
There is no more classic color combination than blue and white. It’s 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! This combo will happily welcome almost any other color to join in!
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!
BLUE AND WHITE PILLOWS
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 crisp. Depending on the blue shade or tint you use you will get totally different looks!
BLUE AND WHITE BEDDING
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.
BLUE AND WHITE FURNITURE
Decorating with blue and white takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to blue and white furniture. Just a a pice or two will work beautifully.
When I decided to add another color to my neutral color palette I turned to blue! Mixed with the white I already had in my home, the new color palette was just what I wanted!
My rule of thumb, don’t saturate a room with just one color. Or if you do use it’s shades and tints to give a room more interest!
BLUE AND WHITE TABLEWARE
Now this is my blue and white love language! At first, I was just going to title this section “blue and white dishes” but I realized I love ALL things blue and w a white for the table!
No matter your style decorating with blue and white on your table is so perfect!!!!
It’s so easy to collect blue and white dishes and napkins and tablecloths and flatware and all things for the table since this color duo is so popular!
See how I made this SUMMERY BLUE AND WHITE KITCHEN VIGNETTE
BLUE AND WHITE DECORATING IDEAS
Here are other popular ways to add blue and white decor in your home…
- use ginger jars en mass to create a classic and upscale look
- a soft blue and white throw looks cozy draped over a chair or the back of a sofa
- group pictures of blue and white tiles in white frames
- hang blue and white dishes in different sizes on a wall for a focal point
- add a blue and white garden stool to your bathroom to hold a stack of white towels
- add a bit of burnt orange or peach to any blue and white decor for a magical combination
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!
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!