Blue and white in the home :: When a classic becomes a "trend"

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There are certain color pairings that seem to last the test of time, that are suited to a multitude of architectural and interior styles. Like black and white, blue and white is iconic and elegant. It can be simple, chic, cutting edge and dramatic depending on the hue and setting. It's as versatile and universally appealing as any pairing. It can be safe and demure or it can be cutting edge and dramatic. It's smart, polished, luxe, lavish, and yet serene and tranquil. Blue and white serves as the perfect choice for those who want but yet fear color, as it does for those who embrace the dramatic and bold. Like a chameleon blue and white copiously morphs from one setting to another - from a tranquil coastal home, to an urban apartment to a stately manor. Like other classic colors, beige, grey, dark greens and black, blue won't ever fade from style, but now that it's once again in the spotlight, it has been brought back to the forefront - a serious contender for any setting, a popular choice once again, perhaps with thanks to Pantone's 2016 choices for Color of the Year. From Serenity to Snorkel and all the shades in between, blue and white embodies a multitude of styles and traits. Below are some images that I've curated. From traditional to transitional, classic to modern, there's a blue and white pairing for all palates. Yet, unlike conventional trends, this one has staying power. 

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