Blue and white: A color duo that has remained an important design influence from the 14th century in China until today. Is it the crispness of the contrasts, the ease in which it blends with traditional, transitional and contemporary interior decor? Is it the way it indicates military command or the way a navy blazer and white trousers always looks right?
It’s all of these reasons and more.
You can’t go wrong with this ancient yet up-to-the-minute design classic.You can use blue and white as a neutral, add any color you want along side it. Always present in the most elegant rooms, it transcends class and culture and is at home everywhere. It remains a staple in upholstery, wallpaper, clothing, exteriors and really almost everywhere and every price point. It is masculine and feminine. Blue, cross-culturally the most chosen color, perhaps its the influence of the sea & sky that unites us all in our love of this soothing color.
If you are having a hard time finding a solid ‘look’ or style in your home, blue & white is a timeless theme. ( just promise to not add any anchors, wall mounted fish taxidermy, or boat steering wheels to the room!!!)
I had a chance to chat with Gretchen Schauffler ( creator @ Devine Paint) at the Room & Board event last month- She is very excited about the roll out of her paint @ Target-
In fact, Huffington Post just wrote that 2 of the Devine products are the best things to buy at Target for the home.
Devine paint has been around the NW for many years now, you may have remembered it as the first real boutique line of paint – “boutique” defined as fewer options, rich deep colors, nuanced undertones, dynamic, depth- Color that you won’t tire of and all of the colors go well with all natural surfaces ( hardwoods, stone slabs, etc)
A lot of what I know about color in homes is because of Devine Paint and Gretchen Schauffler- she really has been a front runner in the paint industry and a role model for female entrepreneurs.