One of my all time favorites is the simplicity of a blue & white color scheme. This “no-fail” color combination is compatible with most personality types and goes a long way no matter what size room you are decorating. Starting with Chinese porcelain as a home accent in the 18th century and moving into home furnishings with French Country inspiration, the blue & white combo has left it’s mark as a standard. There are so many great blues to choose from. The photo above is a successful example of how to utilize a deep shade in this color family.
Above photo by Flkr, Click here for more inspirational photos from Zimbio
Tips for using blue:
1) Mix several shades of blue with different patterns such as stripes, prints, plaids and floral.
2) Use white as a base and add blues accordingly. There is always room for more.
3) Collect your favorite blue & white accents and work them into the decor, this will add texture and interest to this traditional color combo.
Blue Willow, a popular English china is the ultimate when it comes to this color scheme. I love the delicate patterns that this china reflects and can see decorating a room based solely on inspiration from the plate seen here.
Color Tip of the Week: Decorating with blue & white