Contemporary Red, White, & Blue Decor

by Beth HunterJune 27, 2012

With Independence Day celebrations right around the corner, the colors red, white, and blue abound in both indoor and outdoor seasonal decor. But I wonder why the fourth of July should have all of the fun? Here are ways to incorporate a contemporary red, white, and blue decor in your home year round. Let’s explore in detail some non-traditional ways to use these primary colors in home decor.

Red, White, and Blue in the Bedroom & Home Office

I love that this little boy’s bedroom is traditional with a contemporary twist. The striped curtains, quilt, and brass bed provide the traditional framework for the room, while the stenciled wall, red painted bed, and dog silhouettes add a contemporary twist.

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In this home office below, the blue accent wall takes center stage but is complimented with just a few small pops of red placed throughout the room. Tip: To add more vibrance to your blue and white spaces, consider using red accents throughout the room in the form of toss pillows, throws, fresh flowers, and small decor items. A little red goes a long way, so use sparingly, and don’t cluster too much color in one section of the room.

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Red, White, and Blue in the Kitchen

In these next three photos, you can see how beautifully red, white, and blue work together in the kitchen! White kitchen cabinets are complimented by kitchen islands in unexpected shades of blue. Bold red accents are then brought into the rooms through accessories.

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Red, White, and Blue in the Living Room

This next grouping of photos is by far my favorite! The following living rooms combine a playful mix of geometrics, florals, and stripes which take patriotic to an entirely different level. The spaces look polished and sophisticated without looking fragmented or nautical.

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For a more traditional look, combine large scale florals with oriental rugs. I love the touch added by the red polka-dotted pillow and throw.

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Again we see here a mix of geometrics, stripes, and polkadots which create an eclectic mix of non-traditional nautical.

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Tip: If red isn’t your color, shades of coral or burnt orange are fantastic alternatives!

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And to end on a humorous note, this Barbie living room is a lovely example of a modern take on red, white, and blue! The geometric wallpaper fits in perfectly with our theme.

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Whether you are more traditional, or contemporary in your home decor, patriotic colors might just be the right ones for you! I’d love to here which photo was your favorite and why? Tell me in the comments which one you were most drawn to.

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Beth Hunter