Color Palette: Blue and White

One of the time-honored color combinations: blue and white. Cool and calming, a blue and white room always looks sophisticated and is easy to recreate at home.

Above: A bath by New York firm Murphy Burnham & Buttrick.

Above: In a home on the Swedish archipelago, via Skona Hem.

Above L: A kitchen by Tom Sheerer on the Bahamas. Above R: A room from the Toast catalog.

Above: A bedroom spotted on Emma’s Designblogg.

Above: A room at the Anemi Hotel on the island of Folegandros in the Cyclades, designed by Stavros Papagiannis.

Above: A couch draped in hand-blocked fabrics and pillows from Les Indiennes.

Above: Designer Tom Scheerer’s own kitchen on the Bahamas.

For specific blue paint color ideas, see Remodelista’s post, Palette & Paints: Pale Blues.

62 comments

Ioana Boca
Ioana B.5 years ago

well..the picture look nice but i think blue is a little bit to cold....i really love green and gold,looks great!it is a warm and nice combination.

Allegra W.
Past Member 5 years ago

Lovely rooms and ideas! Thank you.

Annemarie W.
Annemarie L.5 years ago

blue and white... My favorite color combination. :) Thanks for this.

Angelica P.
Angelica P.5 years ago

I love blue.

Kay L.
KayL NOFORWARDS5 years ago

Colours really do effect our feelings and perceptions. A blue and white theme is very "cool", and I'd have loved it when I lived in Florida, especially during the summer. But now I live in Canada, winter is approaching rapidly, and the picture of that blue-and-white bathroom gives me chillbains just thinking of baring my body in it to take a bath! Brrrrrr.

Beth C.
Beth C.5 years ago

I have the paint to do our kitchen white and the inside of cabinets and the base of the table etc a deep blueberry color. I simply need to find the energy to start!

Leah D.
Past Member 5 years ago

A great recycle decorating tip - find an old blue and white wool sweater from a used clothing store. Unravel it and use the wool to create table covers, dish rags, decorations, cat toys etc.

You're recycling and redecorating!

Marija Keselj
Past Member 5 years ago

Blue and white- nice combination... :)

nora b.
Nora b.5 years ago

Blue and white in a color scheme are so serene. Maybe it's the semblance to sky and clouds?

Linn D.
lyne y.5 years ago

Well, I do dream about blue and white rooms often. While I'm doing the decluttering, cleaning and livening up my kitchen, I am also going to address the isssue of color. I have someone's old wallpaper in mine and I really do like white...it calms me and blue is a great color. I'm going to do this in the kitchen first and then head to at least one bathroom. Love your ideas and I will utilize them. Thanks so much.