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Classic Color Combinations: The Breezy Charm Of Blue And White

As much as we strive to alter the world around us, it is inevitable that it is nature that has the biggest influence on us. Ever wondered why a room filled with red can sometimes appear overpowering, while a room with plenty of blue seems just fine and even aesthetically pleasing? The world that we live in shapes our tolerance of colors, and so it is no surprise that blue and white seems like a combination made in color palette heaven to the human eye. The vast sky filled with white clouds and the beautiful, dancing waves meeting the white, sandy beach; blue and white is indeed a happy couple!

Classy blue and white kitchen and dining space

There are plenty of advantages to going with blue and white. For starters, the combination works with pretty much any design theme or style that you have going. Elegant, simple and yet gorgeous, blue and white is a timeless color duo that is trendy in every season and at all times. For those with color commitment issues, this is indeed the perfect solution. From the serene to the sensational, here is some blue and white inspiration for your entire home –

Nautical inspired living space seems to bring the ocean indoors

by GEORGE Interior Design

White kitchen with a blue backsplash in vibrant chevron pattern

A balanced use of blue and white in the bedroom

A kitchen that makes smart use of blues!

Blue with a hint of grey along with white give the bedroom a sophisticated look

Gorgeous bathroom in blue and white with round mirror above the sink

by Paul Moon Design

Daring denim-blue accent wall enlivens the place

by StarrMiller Interior Design

Lavish bathroom with a hint of classic Victorian style

Elegant and Timeless Living Rooms

Adopting the blue and white color scheme in the living room is both easy and effortless. The task is obviously pretty simple if you already have a pristine, all-white backdrop along with decor that is largely neutral in color. Just add a few accent pillows, some traditional Chinese vases or other accessories in blue, and you have that perfect blue and white living space. With summer here, the beach style is an ideal way to turn towards blue and white, and some simple decor items with a nautical motif should accentuate the theme in a trendy fashion.

Contemporary living room in blue and white with a wooden accent wall

by Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Accent pillows and ceramics are a classic way to bring the blue and white color scheme to the living room

by Highgate House

Classy contemporary living room uses subtle shades of blue with white

by Rikki Snyder

When it comes to the living room, it is best to stick to blues that are pleasing and a touch lighter in shade. The dark navy blues also look lovely when used in moderation. Always remember that the darker the shade of blue, the more uncluttered and neutral the rest of the living room needs to be. Pops of yellow, orange or green also look chic when coupled with a blue and white color scheme.

A simple way to usher in the blue and white theme

by Nanette Wong

Apartment with ocean views employs a breezy, beach-inspired color scheme

by Annie Santulli Designs

Stunning space with view of London skyline and lighting that adds a blue hue to the room!

by one-world design

An eclectic living space where blue and white dominate!

by Mint Home Decor

Cottage style living room in blue and white with pops of yellow

by Tom Stringer Design Partners

Serene and Stylish Bedrooms

Since the shades of blue are almost endless, the choice of picking the right blue along with white can be difficult when you get to the bedroom. Unlike the living room, feel free to pick an audacious, over-the-top shade here. The bedroom is a personal sanctuary, and it must reflect your taste while offering a relaxing hub. An accent wall in bold Robin’s Egg Blue or Aqua looks truly stunning when coupled with white. Let your bed linens, duvets and pillows enhance this color scheme, and also make sure that the lighting illuminates any dull corners.

Gorgeous bedroom in Bahamas Sea Blue and White with a bed linen that adds fun print

by Irvin Serrano

A more serene and soothing approach to the blue and white bedroom design

by Chris Snook

Use lighting to alter the shade of the blue in the bedroom in a subtle fashion

by Pilar Calleja – Draw The Line Design

Experts suggest that blue is the most relaxing color in the bedroom and is best at inducing sleep. But using the bolder shades in an extensive fashion can fill the room with too much energy and not enough serenity. If you want to paint all the walls of the bedroom blue and reduce the use of white, shades such as light grayish-blue are ideal. Turquoise and navy blue are two other shades that add style and glamour to the bedroom with effortless ease.

Teen girls' bedroom with a grown-up design in blue and white

by In Two Design / Photograph by Fine Photography by Stephanie

Turquoise fabric accents in the white bedroom

Contemporary bedroom where blue outshines white with ease

Blue and white color scheme is perfect for the small bedroom

by Bountiful

Navy blue and white is a classic combination in the boys' bedroom that never goes wrong!

Trendy and Versatile Kitchens

From the vintage and the farmhouse to the modern and the minimalist, blue and white kitchens are arguably the most popular on the planet! Maybe it is the sense of relaxed ambiance that they present or the way in which they seamlessly integrate with the dining space and the living room; no matter what the reason is, the blue and white kitchen is simply irresistible. Here it is the style of the cabinets, the kitchen island, the materials used and the backsplash that will ultimately determine the look of the kitchen. Contemporary kitchens often sport blue cabinets and white countertops in glossy, lacquered finishes.

Varying shades of blue along with grey look great in the kitchen

by Von Fitz Design

1920s English Style Kitchen in royal blue and white

by Howells Architecture + Design

Lovely bar stools complement the color scheme of the kitchen

by Karen White Interior Design

More traditional and transitional kitchens seem to use the same shades in a less lustrous and more stoic fashion. Painting the lower shelves of the kitchen blue while painting the top ones white is a trend that is currently pretty popular. Bold blue backsplashes and barstools are also a hip way to usher in some summer and fall charm without requiring any major renovations.

Sleek contemporary kitchen in blue and white

White Carrera Marble, Cream cabinets and Navy blue walls define this trendy kitchen

by Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design

Blue and white kitchen with a traditional design

by Exquisite Kitchen Design

Beachy blues and warm whites combined with elegance in the kitchen

A bold shade of blue for the kitchen

Refreshingly Blue Bathrooms!

Caribbean Blue, Bahamas Blue and bold Turquoise; it seems like the most exciting blues and glossy whites are even more alluring when used in the bathroom! With standalone tubs and painted claw-foot tubs making a comeback in 2014, it makes sense to embrace the blue and white color palette even more. Gentle blues coupled with white, along with a vintage bathtub can create a soothing, tranquil and luxurious traditional or transitional bathroom. Smarter and more vivid splashes of blue look lovely in contemporary or even farmhouse-style baths. Just throw in a few towels and toiletries in matching hues and you are all set for a refreshing dip.

Bathroom in blue and white with switchable yellow accents

A refreshing touch of aqua turns the white standalone tub into a focal point!

by Yorkshire Design Associates

Luxurious traditional bath in blue and white

by Oakley Home Builders

A room clad in blue and white not only allows you to peacefully focus on other additions and accessories even as seasons flick over, but it can also double as an exciting background for other accent hues. Exquisite, evergreen and welcome in every home, this classic color combination is ideal for summer–embrace it with fervor! So, what is your favorite shade of blue along with white?

Bathroom cabinets in blue give the space an eclectic appeal

by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

Farmhouse style bathroom uses a gentle shade of blue along with white

by Peregrine Design Build

Traditional bathroom looks super cool in bold blue and glossy white

by Artistic Renovations of Ohio

Penny tile floor in the shower area and accent towels bring the blue to the bathroom

by Tamara Mack Design

Darker shades of blue along with white give the bathroom a playful look

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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