Blue and white make for a refined and timeless pair. Light, airy and always elegant, these two shades are perfect for décor, paint or furnishings. As a bonus, cobalt and ivory also are stylistically compatible with all types of design schemes—from old world traditional to rustic country farmhouse, these hues are lively and lovely in any home habitat.


Here a few tips for decorating with a bit of blue and a whisper of white:


Style Tip #1. Wall Ink


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A cheery and contemporary bedroom space is effortlessly elegant with the right color combination. Sky blue and white stripe paint gives this sleep space a cool and relaxed vibe while blue curtains, pillows and armchairs add breezy beauty.


Style Tip #2. Pillow Party


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A few blue and white pillows are all that’s needed to create a chic style story. Heavily patterned and printed couch cushions give an ordinary living room a bit of panache. A large oversized blue ottoman is eye-catching, while a striped rug adds a bit of flair to the floor.


Style Tip #3. Coastal Craze


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A nautical inspired family room is filled with unexpected furnishings. A wooden coffee table, rope ottomans and a bright red lamp give this blue and white space subtle coastal charm.


Style Tip #4. Match Much


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Blue and white are versatile colors that they can be used over and over without clashing or causing print overload. A patterned comforter, window treatments and pillows in cornflower and eggshell make this space feel blissfully beachy.


Style Tip #5. All-American


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Patriotic and pretty, blue and white can dress up any sleep space. Filled with stars, stripes and picnic patterns, this cute and charming bedroom is kid and adult friendly.


Guest Post by Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor