Red, white, and blue is a difficult color combination for home decor. Much like orange and black are associated with Halloween and red and green are inextricably linked to Christmas, it is sometimes impossible to implement certain color combinations without the end result looking like a Christmas decor. In the same way, red, white, and blue, however iconic, can look over the top and not tasteful. However, it is possible to decorate with this color palette in a way that feels fresh and unexpected. Get inspiration from some of our favorite patriotic spaces.
Nautical inspired living room
In every room there is a risk of going overboard with a topic. With this coastal living room, this could have been done with the nautical accents, the red-white-blue color scheme, or the collection of antique table fans. Fortunately, the designer exercised restraint, so the result is inviting, eclectic beach space. Take a note from this room and combine a variety of influences instead of focusing on one influence. Add accent pieces like the crab pillow and squid wall art to communicate the nautical theme and keep things playful and not sticky.
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Blue and white are classic options for a beach house bedroom (especially one on Cape Cod), but the addition of red accents makes for a preppy, playful feel. Lobster pattern pillows on the bed combined with crab and octopus wall art add just enough red to the room. Paired with grid pattern curtains and striped pillows and a bench, the play of patterns in the room doesn’t seem overwhelming, thanks in part to the fact that the bedroom is a bright white Has basis.
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One guaranteed way to keep red, white, and blue fresh is to use it in unexpected ways. In this royal living room, the walls and moldings are painted white, but the ceiling is light blue. A bright red lantern lamp and matching wall lamps collide with the pastel shade. Square stools with light blue and red prints combine the color palette in a tasteful way. Try combining pale colors with light, bold hues for similarly impressive results.
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Traditional living room
You don’t have to hit people over the head with a color scheme to get your point across. In other words, everyone Element does not have to be red, white and blue. This beach living room gets it right with curtains, pillows, and a tufted ottoman in the same bold blue and white print. And although there is a bright red bamboo chair, beige and coral accents balance the room and keep the seaside look.
A dramatic bed with a soaring headboard is upholstered in a striped suit fabric and trimmed with nail heads in this bespoke but eclectic bedroom. The horizontally striped red and white beds form a juxtaposition so that the room feels relaxed and casual. Additional red accents bind the room together.
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The playroom on the upper floor of this holiday home with its large blue sectional sofa and cozy-looking striped armchair seems to be intended for relaxation. Cheeky bright red, white, and blue pillows on the furniture and window seat add extra comfort, not to mention personality. A distressed dining set continues the nothing-is-precious theme. Red, white, and blue are great for casual spaces like this one where you can play with a coastal or patriotic theme without worrying about the formality of the space.
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Choosing a red, white, and blue color scheme doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish and modern. This almost entirely white kitchen provides the perfect backdrop for a bright set of red metal dining chairs grouped around a Saarinen-style dining table. An abstract piece of red, white, and blue wall art pops up in the gallery-like space.
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Understated living room
If you equate red, white, and blue with the American flag and the Fourth of July, then you can assume it’s a peppy, happy color combination (and you wouldn’t be wrong). However, this living room shows deeper, bolder hues that make for a more impactful, less upbeat result. The rich red sofa contrasts nicely with the navy’s dark walls, and the white mats on the wall art and the stripes on the pillows look especially crisp against the rich colors.