Shop the trend: blue and white

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  • 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.

    China Rose Essential bedding set, from £14.99; powder blue chenille cushion; Bhs

    China Rose Essential bedding set, from £14.99, Bhs

    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.

    Skyros Delft blue wall and floor tile, £3.29 per tile, Tile Mountain

    Skyros Delft blue wall and floor tile, £3.29 per tile, Tile Mountain

    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.

    Linea Anchor Stripe pitcher, £16; large bowl, £18; House of Fraser

    Aqua print dip bowls, £2.50 each, Sainsbury‘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.

    Waves cushion,
    £49, Luma Direct; Indigo print cushion, £26, Rockett St George; cotton cushion cover, £7.99, H&M

    Blue batik cushion, £35, In Spaces

    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.

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

    Seahorse jugs, from £9 each, The Contemporary Home

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