Decorating with Red, White and Blue

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It’s finally the 4th of July and it feels like we’re wearing red/white/blue-tinted glasses. The classic color combination makes a big appearance once a year in everything imaginable from apparel to decoration to food.

But disregard the patriotic association for a moment and you can begin to notice that this mix can be a striking, room-changing aesthetic choice. And when done right, the association to this American flag-loving holiday will be lost in the design.

KIDS ROOM

Via Elle Décor  PHOTOGRAPHER: WILLIAM WALDRON

Created by Wayne Nathan and Carol Egan from a design by their clients' son, a dramatic bunk bed that doubles as a puppet theater is a beloved hangout in a Manhattan family's townhouse. 

Via Project Nursery Photographed by: Lynn Abesera

Via Number 2 Pencil

Via Dekorasyoncini

 

HALL

This Victorian era inspired chic Manhattan home by Miles Redd features lacquered Yves Klein-blue walls with red accents and a faux marble painted floor to create a bold statement.

Via Elle Décor

 

KITCHEN

Red and blue colors, when combined tastefully, add personality to an otherwise lifeless kitchen.

Via BHG

GUEST ROOM

Via House Beautiful

This large guest room in Charlotte, North Carolina needed graphic punch. Designer Lindsey Coral Harper painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Van Deusen Blue, which allows the red bed and window accents to stand out.

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