Fresh. Clean. Classic. Always at the height of style.
What am I talking about? A color crush many of you share with me, the love of Blue & White.
Blue & White is a true love that lasts forever. Paired with white, blue feels fresh every time you use it. Blue & White adds sophistication to every room of your home, it’s calming, yet at the same time energizing!
For this dazzling display, the blue and white antique delftware accents are given more character by adding a few pops of orange to compliment the roses. Our FrenchGardenHouse signature candle and a few antique books echo this sunny color.
The French opaline glass vase just brings another color in that plays up the charm of blue and white.
A collection of blue and white antique Delftware makes a statement, don’t you agree? This group of smaller plates, blue and white Delft paired with blue, white and multicolored antique Makkums decorative plates makes a narrow wall space look and feel important.
Blue and white makes a difference in any room, no matter how big or small. Some may have a collection of blue and white to display, but it really only takes one stunning antique piece of pottery to bring your heart and your room joy! This antique Delft Blue vase is the perfect piece to start a whole collection!
In the living room, an antique French glass jar with an antique paper blue and white label makes a strong statement. Filled with lighter blue hydrangeas, it echoes the color of the antique flow blue plate on the stack of my very favorite decorating books.
This is one of the most pinned table settings I’ve ever created. From my Valentine’s Breakfast Table Setting Post >, the vintage Willow design dishes stand out against the white mantel and neutral antique French chairs.
There is just something inherently beautiful, calming and exciting about Blue & White, isn’t there?
Blue & White mixes so well with just about every other color, too. Pink, red, black, green, each different color way brings out the nuanced beauty of blue and white.
One of my favorite ways to use blue and white at FrenchGardenHouse is with antique dishes. I still love this table setting I created a while ago…..I paired the antique blue & white flowered cafe au lait bowls with brand new French Country checked plates, and used our best selling navy linen napkins.
See how this blue and white combination really shines when paired with red? A crisp red apple echoes the large floral red charger plate underneath this stack of plates.
When I entertain I love to create fun, casual yet elegant tables that combine my love of antiques with new dishes. I want the table to be different each time, in this case it was the wow of red combined with the blue and white that made it beautiful.
The same color blue plate takes on a whole different look for this table in our back garden. Neutral napkins, antique French blue and white dishes, and a hint of green both in the fresh asparagus and hydrangea and it’s a whole different setting.
Some color trends come and go. Others develop into a true love that lasts a lifetime.
It’s easy to decorate with blue & white. Look around your home and see if you have any pieces you can display together. It doesn’t take much, this small Blue Willow plate plays nicely with one of our Les Belles Fleurs faux flower arrangements and a few blue tinted eggs
Together they bring a touch of spring to a forgotten corner, a shelf, or your bedside table.
Blue paired with white is a lifetime love-affair many of us share! The classic combination of Blue & White has stood the test of time and been loved by all generations.
HOW DO YOU USE BLUE & WHITE IN YOUR HOME? Please share, we’d love to know!