Decorating With a Blue and White Color Palette

Decorating with a blue and white color palette is more versatile than you might think. Whether your inspiration comes from marine life or the Greek islands, combining blue and white is fresh and modern. And you don’t have to live near the beach to embrace this color palette. You’ll be able to create a relaxing and calming oasis or an elegant and sophisticated space when you use the various shades of blue and white throughout your home. 

Here are five ways to decorate with a blue and white color palette:

  1. Bedding – If you have a natural wood bed frame or a white upholstered bed, you can incorporate a blue and white color palette through your bedding. One elegant, striking way to achieve this look is to keep the cover and sheets white and add blue patterned pillows. You could also place a blue lamp on your nightstand. Another option is to mix and match bedding in shades of white, sky blue, and navy blue. Tie it all together with a blue patterned throw blanket at the foot of the bed.   
  2. Accent walls – Blue accent walls are an excellent addition to any room in your home, from your powder room to the bedroom or kitchen. Leave the rest of the walls white and choose your specific shade of blue based on the mood you want to create in the room. For example, lighter blues are calming for bathrooms and bedrooms, whereas navy blue can make a splash in your kitchen. Adding touches such as silver wall art against the blue wall can make it pop. And don’t forget about the fifth wall! If you really want to stand out, paint your ceiling in your favorite shade of blue.
  3. Wall coverings – Wall coverings remain a popular design choice, so this is another excellent way to bring a blue and white color palette into your home. Update a neutral room with patterned wallpaper in a shade of blue to add some texture. Consider a patterned wallcovering in sky blue or one that mimics the ocean in a bathroom or powder room.
  4. Cabinets – Painting your cabinets is one way you can dramatically change your home without renovating everything. It’s also perfect for incorporating a blue and white color palette in your kitchen or bathroom. You could opt for white cabinets and countertops in the kitchen with blue subway tiles as the backdrop. If you have glass panel cabinet doors, you could store blue dishware and vases for even more accents of blue that pop. Or you could paint your bottom cabinets navy blue and leave the uppers white. In the bathroom, choose a blue vanity and pair it with blue and white tiling.   
  5. Area Rugs – In rooms with neutral-colored or white walls and floors, you can add pops of color through area rugs. Look for a blue and white patterned area rug that complements the other elements in the room. For example, you could have a white couch or one in a shade of blue pulled from the rug. Then you can add throw pillows and blankets to the sofa in other complementary hues.

Decorating with a blue and white color palette is fun and easy. If you’re unsure how you want to incorporate these colors into your home, our expert interior designers are here to help. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home design consultation. 

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