Go Deep with Blue and White Decor

Bring tranquility into your home with a cool, classic blue and white palette.

If you want a room that feels as refreshing as a dip in the ocean, try this classic color combination. The trick is creating a look that's warm, cozy and inviting, never cold. Here's how to do it.

  • Combine tones. Mix watery blues with denims and shades of indigo to add layers of visual interest.
  • Pick the right white. Bright whites give a room an icy appearance. Opt for soft shades of cream or ivory.
  • Use patterns. Stripes, florals and dots mingle easily and offer a touch of whimsy.
  • Keep it casual. Details such as a pile of pillows or a small table covered with a piece of cloth make the mood laid-back.