Blue & white has been a popular color combination for decades, and it’s seeing a resurgence today. It’s not surprise, because the duo has an innate ability to adapt to nearly any design style. Check out these 4 completely different ways to style a room with blue and white:
Blue is one of those colors that both men and women like, so it’s a great choice when deciding upon a color scheme that both you and your guy will feel comfortable with. Start with white walls, a hot trend for 2014, and then use a cobalt blue fabric on your largest piece of furniture. Bring in the glam factor with luxe textures like silk & suede, and balance it with masculine steel blues (almost to the point of grey) and a very subtle herringbone pattern. We like how the chairs in this space mix masculine & feminine, too–they are covered with a black & white toile print on the back and a grey pattern in the front.
Blue chinoiserie is a great way to add drama to your bedroom without too much work. The pattern speaks for itself, allowing you to keep your plain white walls as a canvas, and the hues keep it calm enough for a sleeping area. Make a statement by using it on the headboard or a decorative screen behind the bed, a bed skirt and a chair.
Blue & white signifies relaxation, so it makes sense that the carefree coastal decorating style is often done in these colors. Give an outdoor area that laid back vibe with awning, ticking, bar code & pencil stripes in a mix of blueberry & indigo blues. Switch it up with a couple of floral pillows for variety, and accent with wicker, seashells and a well-stocked bar cart!
Just because a room is predominately blue & white doesn’t mean that it can’t lean towards the eclectic side. The definition of eclectic is “selecting or choosing from various sources,” so do just that with various textures, patterns, shades and furniture styles. Go for everything from silk & suede to linen and use many shades of blue, from navy to aqua. We like how this room has matched the glossy Carolina blue walls to the hue in the ikat chairs. Temper all of the blue with just a touch of dusty, faded pink.
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