Red, White, and Blue! Who Knew!

With less than a week before we celebrate our nations independence, we couldn't think of a better time to explore some fabulous color combinations featuring our country's symbolic color palette.

red, white, and blue design

photo courtesy of Contemporary Home Decoration

 

First a little history lesson into the meaning of these iconic colors...

White signifies Purity and Innocence

bedroom american flag decor

Red signifies Hardiness and Valor

flag window decor

photo courtesy of Home Stories A2Z

And Blue signifies Vigilance, Perseverance, and Justice

wooden american flag decor

 

We absolutely love this color combo and thought we would share some of favorite design ideas that will have you thinking way out of the box with this color combination.

spiral staircase

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Primary colors with the balance of white are always crisp, clean and strong. They anchor a space and give it definition and purpose.

red white and blue bedroom

A Brooklyn Townhouse designed by Morris Woodhouse Interiors

boat bedroom

A playful take on a nautical bedroom~ Pothermus Savery and Da Silva

Living Room with Red wall

Warm and welcoming from Robertson Design

colorful red white and blue bedroom

 

Fresh details in pillows, chairs and accessories make an otherwise neutral decor come alive!

red table with blue accessories

photo courtesy of Live Breathe Decor

red stools in kitchen

Photo from Houzz

red welted asian inspired chair

photo courtesy of Bloglovin

red, white and blue with a pop of orange

Tuvaluhome

red amoire with blue wallpaper

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Play up a front door with a classic red door

red door with blue walls

Andrea Braund Home Staging and Design

Or an inventive way to display your house numbers!

mosaic house numbers

the every girl

I might have to try this staircase myself. I love the hint of red. Hopefully this won't lead to a whole house color change (been there, done that many times!)

red white and blue painted staircase

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And saving the best for last, we can't say enough about how much we love the red, white, and turquoise combo. There is something so crisp and refreshing about this collection that just makes us smile, always.

playful collection of dishes

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red and white bedroom with a turquoise wall

red , white and blue with turquoise

And the infamous Jonathan Adler

 

So go out there and celebrate this weekend, but don't forget to bring a little of that celebration right into your living room.

Especially if can be inspired by a super hero or two...

superheros in red white and blue

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For even more patriotic inspiration, zip on over to our pinterest board and check out our July 4th decor ideas.

 

Happy Fourth!

Renee