14 Blue And White Rooms That Prove 'Classic' Doesn't Mean 'Old-Timey'

Or nautical, for that matter.

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Blue and white is maybe the most classic decor color combo of all time—which can result in the look feeling a little too same old, same old. And we are not about that. If you're looking for a fresh way to use the two colors, we've got all the inspiration you need right here.

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Bohemian Blue and White

Patterned pillows, a shag rug, and fabric wall art are a must for a boho-inspired space, but we're really obsessed with this low-slung blue couch, which ties those pops of navy together.

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Brick, White, And Blue

Blue and white isn't out of the question if you've got exposed brick walls. It can actually make the color combo look cool, edgy, and industrial.

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Eclectic Gets Electric

You might shy away from mixing blues, but this room is proof that any color combo is possible. Navy, teal, cerulean—pile on the hues.

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The Bold And The Beautiful

If you're dreaming of a bold-patterned wallpaper in your bedroom, consider choosing blue. It's a calming color, so even though the pattern is busy, it keeps your sleeping space tranquil.

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A Taste Of The Tropics

All we want in life is a room decked out in this aqua palm leaf wallpaper. Green was the obvious choice, but the blue is slightly more subtle and makes the room feel lighter, even though it's full of bold patterns. Plus, look how it makes that wall art pop!

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Sky's The Limit (And The Palette)

Blue and white are foolproof outdoor colors, even if you don't live by the coast. They add contrast to a foliage-filled yard.

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Wait Tile You See This

This half blue-tiled, half white-walled bathroom feels ripped from a Greek hotel. The border on the mirror also picks up the motif in the tile.

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Coastal Without Going Overboard

Blue and white feels inherently coastal, but play it up even more with an airy canopy bed and rattan accents. We're dying over the white accent chair.

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A Hypnotic Effect

This half bath is tiny, so the bold blue-and-white wallpaper cocoons the small space. It creates an almost jewel-box effect.

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Laid-Back Bistro

We'd wake up early to have breakfast in this space every day. Choose bamboo bistro chairs for an even more relaxed feel.

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Chinoserie For Days

Ceramics are maybe easiest way ever to add color to an all-white space. Blue and white chinoiserie is classic but can blend into many different decor styles.

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Azul Goes Al Fresco

Summer, never leave us. This blue-and-white floral tablecloth picks up the blue on the iron chairs, tying the two together. Combined with the rose bush, it's a totally 'gram-worthy yard.

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Into The Woods

Pale blue is serene in and of itself, but the nature-inspired wallpaper makes it even more calming. The white shades, towels, and sink keep it from feeling too monochromatic.

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Ice Ice Baby

Blue—particularly in an icy shade, like this one—and white feels airy and fresh in the summer, but still cozy (thanks to this fireplace) in the winter. Proof that you can rock it all year long.

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