Shop the trend: blue and white

The perfect colour combo for summer, here’s our pick of the best blue and white buys

Blue and white is one of those classic colour combinations that never goes out of style. Whether it's the bright and breezy nautical look, the country charm of china blues or the chilled-out vibe of indigo dip-dyes that appeals, this colour combo has got it covered.

Dip into the Med

Keep that laidback holiday mood going with this gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired bedlinen range. In a mix of aqua and denim blues teamed with a delicate floral print, you'll have no trouble drifting off to sleep in this dreamy bedroom.

bedroom with white wall and blue and white floral bedlinen

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China Rose Essential bedding set, from £14.99; powder blue chenille cushion; Bhs (opens in new tab)

blue floral bedlinen with background

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China Rose Essential bedding set, from £14.99, Bhs (opens in new tab)

Go Dutch

Classic Delft pattern earthenware has been around for centuries, but the mismatched effect of these patterned tiles looks bang up to date in a modern bathroom.

bathroom with blue and white floor tiles with white basin

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Skyros Delft blue wall and floor tile, £3.29 per tile, Tile Mountain (opens in new tab)

blue and white tile

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Skyros Delft blue wall and floor tile, £3.29 per tile, Tile Mountain (opens in new tab)

Head to the coast

Work the nautical look with this blue and white maritime-style tableware. In broad stripes and mapping lines, finished off with a jaunty anchor motif, team it with chambray and ticking table linens for relaxed dining indoors or out.

juice fruits potted plant on table with chairs

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Linea Anchor Stripe pitcher, £16; large bowl, £18; House of Fraser (opens in new tab)

blue and white bowls with white background

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Aqua print dip bowls, £2.50 each, Sainsbury (opens in new tab)'s (stores only)

Island life

Bring some Ibiza chic back home with this laidback look in deepest indigo and off-white. With a relaxed mix of ombre stripes and ikat prints, teamed with tie-dyes and batik, this laidback style is perfect for the young at heart.

blue and white living room with white wall and pillows on sofa

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Waves cushion,
£49, Luma Direct (opens in new tab); Indigo print cushion, £26, Rockett St George (opens in new tab); cotton cushion cover, £7.99, H&M (opens in new tab)

blue and white pillow with white background

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Blue batik cushion, £35, In Spaces (opens in new tab)

Country blues

Try classic country with a modern twist. Traditional painted oak furniture is given a contemporary treatment in the sharp colour combination of navy and chalk white.

dining room with white wall and dining table

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4ft Chichester open rack dresser in Blakeney Blue, £1695; extending table, from £1410;
Harrogate dining chairs, from £215 each; all Neptune (opens in new tab).

white background with blue printed jugs

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Seahorse jugs, from £9 each, The Contemporary Home (opens in new tab)


Lisa Fazzani
Lisa Fazzani

Lisa is a freelance journalist who has written about interiors for more than 25 years and has worked on all the major homes titles, primarily Ideal Home, but also including Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors, Style at Home, Livingetc, Woman & Home, Easy Gardens and Good Homes magazines. Homes and interiors have always been a passion and she never tires of nosying around gorgeous homes, whether on TV, online, in print or in person, as well as being a serial shopper/bargain hunter.