Blue and White Decorating Ideas for a Timeless Look

Are you a fan of blue and white home decor? I’m sharing my favorite blue and white decorating ideas for a classic timeless look.

As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing more timeless than blue and white decor. From blue and white ginger jars to patterned throw pillows, it’s such a timeless color scheme that works throughout your home.

Blue and White Chinoiserie Style

Out of all the colors in the world, if I could only pick one color to decorate with, it would be blue! (I realize this probably does not come as a surprise to you if you’ve been around here for a very long.) And my favorite color combination in our home is blue and white!

Blue is classic, it’s timeless, it’s tried and true. There’s a reason why the phrase “true blue” is a thing. Blue is the most common favorite color in the world.

Nothing is prettier than a gorgeous blue sky. What’s more relaxing than the range of blue hues in the coastal waters at the beach? All the happy places in nature just seem to have blue associated with them, so why wouldn’t I want to use blue in our home? There’s just something about blue for me that elicits sweet feelings of calm, peacefulness, and joy!

Layered Blue and white throw Pillows on bed

White I enjoy incorporating lots of different colors throughout our home, my clear favorite and most predominant color scheme is blue and white. So today I’m sharing some of my favorite ways that I decorate with blue and white around our home.

Blue and White: A Timeless Color Combo for Home Decor  

One reason blue is a timeless color choice for home decor is because of its versatility. There are so many gorgeous shades of blue, from soft pastel to deep navy. Some blues have hints of green, some with hints of gray, some are subtle hints of color and other shades are bright, clear, and pure. There are so many colors, it’s easy to find one that works with your home’s decor. Whether you want a serene coastal retreat or a more sophisticated look, you can find the perfect shade of blue to reflect the style of your space.

Wood Slice Spring Art with the Handcrafted Society
Want to make this blue and white drift wood flower art! All the details and instructions are here!

One of the ways to never get tired of your home’s decor is to choose colors you genuinely love, rather than chasing trends. Since the color blue happens to be the favorite color choice of so many people, it makes sense that it will stand the test of time in your home.

But I think the most compelling reason that blue is so timeless is the sense of tranquility and harmony it adds to our homes. We live in such a fast-paced world, so anything that can provide calm and respite from the constant noise and distractions all around us is the perfect color to incorporate in our homes. 

Is blue and white decor in style?

Blue and white decor is absolutely in style and has been a timeless choice for interior design for generations. Its classic appeal transcends trends and continues to be a popular choice among homeowners and designers alike. Whether it’s in the form of patterned fabrics, ceramic pottery, or wall paint, blue and white decor adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space.

Fall Decorating with Blue and White

From the dreamy blue hues of a coastal palette, to bold indigo blue or dramatic deep navy blue, blue is a timeless choice for your decor.

In fact, blue is a very popular color this year, and you can read this post to see some current favorite blue paint colors.

Color palette for Sherwin-Williams Upward, their 2024 Color of the Year with blues and neutrals.

How to incorporate blue and white decor around your home:

Classic blue and white is perfect in every nook and cranny of your home! Whether it’s a soothing bedroom retreat or a warm, cozy space for your family together in the evenings, the color blue creates a great sense of balance and well-being in your home.

Blue and White Living Room Decor

Your living room is the heart of your home, and it’s the perfect place to relax after a long day with your loved ones, so injecting a little blue and white here will certainly create a relaxing space in our living room. I love to use lots of blue throw pillows in various shades and patterns on our sofa (as my family will attest)! 

Blue and white throw pillow
Blue and Cream Pillow linked here.

Here are some of my favorite blue pillows.

How to Choose Curtains for Living Room Windows -- living room with blue and white buffalo check curtains.

One of my favorite features in our living room is our blue and white buffalo check curtains. I made our curtains several years ago, but here are some pretty ready-made blue and white curtain options.

For lots of helpful tips for buying ready-made curtains for your home, be sure to check out this post!

I also am a big fan of this blue and white lamp that sits on our piano for a blue and white color. It’s the cutest little accent lamp and is perfect for a variety of spaces in your home. It would be adorable on a dining room buffet, or as accent lighting on your kitchen countertops.

One thing to remember when you’re decorating your room: use various shades of the color that you want to incorporate for a rich, layered look. You’ll find a range of shades of blue in our family room. 

Dining Room with Blue and White

​Last fall we added trim molding to our dining room walls and painted them Benjamin Moore White Dove. To top it all off, we painted the flat portion of the tray ceiling a beautiful shade of blue, Benjamin Moore Little Falls.

This blue and white area rug forms the foundation of this room, and it’s perfect paired with the blue on the ceiling to finish off the space.

Yellow and Blues Spring tablescape and Simple Table Setting Ideas

I love using blue and white dishes to set our table, and it’s fun to mix and match whether I’m using more graphic plates, subtle blue-gray stoneware, or classic blue and white Blue Willow plates. You’ll often find me mixing and matching blue and white patterned plate and napkins to achieve the layered look I love in this room.

Blue and White in Our Kitchen

Blue and white paint color does the heavy lifting in our kitchen. Our walls are painted Sherwin-Williams Alabaster and our interior kitchen doors are painted my favorite dark navy, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. If you want a beautiful, rich navy color, this is the color for you.

Kitchen Paint Color Combination SW Alabaster and BM Hale Navy

This classic color scheme forms a beautiful backdrop in our kitchen space where I feature a plate wall of blue and white Blue Willow plates.

And of course, I love setting a pretty kitchen table with blue pottery, napkins, and table linens. 

Blue and white summer table settings and rattan centerpiece

I love to use a large blue and white fishbowl planter to display ferns or other plants throughout the year.

And I’m also a sucker for gorgeous dish towels! These pretty tea towels are some of my favorites in this pretty blue and white Chinoiserie pattern.

They come in a set of three and they’re so perfect for a classic look in our kitchen that really elevates the look of the room.

Our Primary Bedroom: Full of Coastal and Dreamy Blues

Everyone needs a calming, peaceful bedroom to relax and escape from the chaos of a busy day. Blue and white are perfect for bedroom decor, and we certainly use this lovely color combo in our bedroom. 

Our wall color in our master bedroom is Sherwin-Williams Alabaster, and the ceiling is Sherwin-Williams Lullaby for a soft, serene, and coastal feel. 

My favorite bedding is this white pick-stitch quilt from Pottery Barn. I use the quilts and the pillow shams throughout the year, and love to add a fluffy comforter at the foot of our bed. This soft blue comforter from Lauren Ralph Lauren is a pretty pop of soft blue color at the foot of the bed.  

I just purchased a gorgeous blue and white printed comforter from Walmart to use for spring and summer. I have been looking for a pretty printed comforter for a couple of years now, and just discovered this comforter set by My Texas House this spring! I absolutely fell in love with it. It’s gorgeous for a classic, elegant look yet at a great price point from Walmart.

​Creating layers of blue and white color on the bed makes such a cozy look, and of course I always add a fair share of blue and white throw pillows to the mix!

A Blue and White DIY in the Bathroom

A couple of years ago, we completed the best blue and white DIY project in our bathroom. I used this stencil to create the look of a gorgeous palm frond wallpaper in our master bathroom. I repeated the same colors that I used in our bedroom. 

The backdrop of the design is Sherwin-Williams Alabaster. To create the palm frond design, I used Sherwin-Williams Lullaby. It’s such a beautiful blue for this space.

I absolutely love the way this project turned out; it truly elevates the space of this room, and every time I walk in, I feel like I am stepping into a lovely Coastal South Carolina home. It’s one of my favorite projects that I’ve done. It was a lot of work, but I’m so glad I did it. You can read all about that project here and here.

More blue and white favorite accents:

​I’m sharing more of my favorite blue and white accent pieces and furnishings below.

Blue and White Ginger Jars

Ginger jars are the quintessential classic piece when it comes to a blue and white color scheme. In fact, no matter what color palette you incorporate in your home, using this timeless accessory works for a classic touch of decor. 

Chinoiserie Style Coffee Table Decor

You will find me using these classic blue and white vases all around our house. I love them in the living room overflowing with seasonal blooms. I style them on our dining room table, coffee table, bookshelves, and entryway for a classic look and a bit of Chinoiserie flair.

Favorite Blue and White Florals

I love incorporating blue and white florals around our home.

White hydrangeas in blue and white ginger jar vase
Blue and green dried hydrangeas on the mantel with faux greenery for winter home decor

During the summer months, I grow white and blue hydrangeas in our yard so I can cut and dry to use in arrangements year round; however, I am not one to shy away from a good faux flower, and I’m sharing some of my favorite faux blue flowers and white blooms. 

Pair them with a blue and white jar, and you have a perfect classic arrangement for your home.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of all things blue and white, or you’re just beginning to explore the world of timeless decor with this color scheme, I hope these ideas and sources inspire you to incorporate a little blue and white into your space.

Decorating your home isn’t just about making your home pretty; it’s about creating a space to reflect who you are, to bring you joy every time you walk through the door. So whether you’re adding a few blue and white accents here and there or completely redoing your entire home, there are so many ways to be creative with color and make it your own.

Happy decorating!

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