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Design Inspiration part 3: Blue & White

Hi there! So here we are....the finale to our triology on designing with color, and I left my personal favorite for last. I love the fresh clean look of blue and white. With it, my mind wanders to a palette of blues rooted in travel - from the blue houses of Chefchaouen, Morocco to the blue roofs of the Greek isles to the Blue City of Jaipur and the deep indigos of Japan. Blue, in its many shades, is beloved around the globe - and with good reason.

The combination of blue and white is incredibly versatile depending on the the shade of blue and the amount of it. A pale blue has a relaxed, calming feel to it, while brighter blues are energetic and lively, and deep navy or peacock blues are sophisticated and even brooding. In addition to mixing shades, consider mixing prints like those seen throughout the inimitable Halcyon House in Australia.  Add in textured solids like grasscloth, linen or velvet with a tactile element to elevate the look and feel of the room.

Below are some of my favorite blue and white rooms with several from the aforementioned Halcyon House - I’d move in there tomorrow if they’d let me! Also visit our Blue & White board on Pinterest for more inspiration.

 

Halcyon House Blue & White Bedroom   Blue & white striped rugBlue & white printed bedroom wallpaper   Dark blue sofa & wall

Mixing blue & white textiles at Halcyon House

Geometric pattern rug in blue & white   Turquoise tiles in shower with white cabinets

Swedish inspired bedroom   Pale blue bathroom tiles

Navy & white bathroom  

(All images via Pinterest)  

 

SHOP BLUE & WHITE:

 

Decorating with Blue & White

 

NARYN BOWL ($68) | HEIRLOOM BLANKET I ($428) | HIGHLANDS STRIPE PILLOW I ($168) | INDIGO & CREAM GINGHAM THROW ($74) | SARGAMYSH BOWL ($36) | INDIGO DIAMOND PILLOW ($82) | SAN CRISTOBAL BROCADE II ($184) | INDIGO PILLOW I ($128) | MALI RUG ($960) | INDIGO TEXTILES FROM LAOS ($74) | INDIGO IKAT PILLOW ($224) | SAN CRISTOBAL BROCADE IV ($184)

 

 

 



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