20+ Blue And White Rooms That Prove This Palette Is Timeless
Whether seen coupled together on chinoiserie ceramics or the streets of Santorini, Greece, blue and white is a classic color pairing that never goes out of style. Come summertime, this duo pops back onto our Pinterest boards for the nautical edge it brings to our homes and cottages — blue calls to mind calm seas and skies, and clean and simple white is its perfect mate. Get inspired to use this timeless color combo with our best 25 blue and white rooms below.
Sky blue cushions bring a pop of color to this white-painted garden room. “It’s a favorite spot because it attracts so much light,” says homeowner James Booty.
Bright white walls, patterned blue bedding and a shapely wood headboard fulfill cottage owner Candice Esbin’s wish for a fresh and modern space.
Painted navy and white stripes impart a bold, nautical feel in this spacious powder room.
A classic blue and white combination looks great outdoors, too. Here, a gabled roof and white trim add character and dimension to this cottage’s navy exterior.
A deep blue sectional nods to this cottage’s lakeside location in Muskoka, Ontario. Coffered ceilings and board-and-batten wall panelling enhance the space’s coastal vibe.
Deep blue cabinets, rustic accents and gold-toned hardware give this Montreal kitchen the classic European charm homeowner Julie Cherrier craved. “We wanted to create a sense of togetherness,” says Julie’s sister and designer, Mélanie.
Scalloped tiles introduce pattern to this principal bathroom by Emily Henderson. Reminiscent of stacked shells or ocean waves, their shape imparts a breezy, seaside feel.
In this principal bedroom, blue is the common thread that ties the space together. When coupled with white walls and linens, a fusion of watery blues read as modern, not matchy.
A collection of sculptural ceramics pop against smoky blue beadboard in this relaxed East Coast kitchen.
This home’s sea-inspired palette is pulled together in the living room. A Prussian blue rug defines the sitting area, while a white slipcovered sectional keeps the look from feeling too fussy.
A king-size bed dressed with striped blue-and-white bedding plays up this cottage’s waterside locale — as do the vintage paddles.
Indigo backsplash tiles and a deep blue island visually ground this Halifax kitchen and give it nautical flair. Shaker-style cabinets and sculptural fixtures boost character.
Trim painted out in a deep, lacquered blue enhances the playful look of the splatter-style dotted wallpaper in this powder room.
A blue-blocked duvet cover adds subtle color and pattern to this minimalist principal bedroom. A floating wood shelf introduces a natural element.
For a pop of color in this all-white kitchen, designer Anne Hepfer opted for counter stools in a cool sky blue.
Bookcases lined with pale blue grasscloth break up an expanse of white cupboards.
When redesigning her cottage kitchen, homeowner Jan Lette knew she wanted to try a blue-and-white palette. A paddle furthers the nautical theme.
In the same kitchen, Mediterranean-style patterned tile and a vent hood with brass edging make the cooktop area a focal point.
A blue and white watercolor wallpaper lends this modest powder room a moody envelope. And for homeowner Genevieve Makinson, the pattern has a bit of an edgy side, too: “If you look closely, the pattern resembles skeletons!” she laughs.
Designers Natalie Hodgins and Shannon Morrison of Sarah Richardson Design chose to paint the island and lower cabinets a dark blue to inject color into this light and airy kitchen.
Blue and white patterns, including a tall headboard in a sand-dollar print, continue through to the cottage’s principal bedroom.
Trundle beds painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy (HC-154) make this boy’s bedroom a cool hangout zone.
In blogger Julia Sherman’s kitchen, cool white walls and a white and grey-veined countertop are warmed by the cabinetry’s deep blue hue. Yellow barstools add a hit of juicy color to the space.