The renaissance of blue and white interior style I wrote about in March 2022 is now growing apace on both sides of the Atlantic. It is like alchemy takes place whenever these two colours connect as together they spark something excitingly fresh and hopeful. And, in an uncertain world, maybe this intoxicating chemistry is another reason why decorating with blue and white is once again proving to be so inspiring.
This revival also reconnects the pattern links that exist between ceramics with fabrics and wallcoverings. The decorative plate, whether an antique Willow pattern or the work of one of the UK’s great contemporary ceramicists, is back as wall art. Whilst dressers are once again heaving with comforting mismatched china, interiors are being artfully orchestrated in symphonies of blue and white.
As a colour club of two, blue and white can be a little uncompromising in nature (which I love) but of course it does depend on how you use it. It works well as a basis for red, blue and white schemes, also partnering harmoniously with citrus shades, blush pinks, browns and many greens. For a softer, gentler interior style seek cyanotype, block print and resist dyed designs or for a crisper more tailored effect look to historical prints, passementerie and valanced upholstery.
I will now leave you to enjoy some exquisite blue and white designs that caught my eye and don’t forget if you need any colour, copywriting or interior design advice, please get in touch via Styling Box at CharisWhite.com. I am currently writing a series on decorating with colour features in Period Living magazine as well as interiors features for Saga magazine.
Focus on blue and white
Here’s a sneak peak of NEW blue and white wallpaper and fabric designs amongst many other designs launching at Focus at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour (19 to 23 September 2022).
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4 thoughts on “Renaissance of blue and white interiors”
Thank you Charis!! So kind of you to include my lampshades.
Hope you’re well and enjoying the summer.
Sarah Blomfield Studio [www.sarahblomfield.com]
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It is absolutely my pleasure to share your beautiful lampshade designs. I am really well thank you and hope you are too. Charis xx
Love blue and white. I’ve got a cupboard-full but nowhere to put as I’ve gone green. Always thought I might have another cottage one day! xx
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Ah, it is quite a difficult call isn’t it. I love the idea of another cottage to start again with blue and white Elaine! xx