Patriotic Color Schemes: Decorating with Red White and Blue

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The combination of red, white, and blue is one of the most timeless decorating color schemes. Pairing two of the primary colors, red and blue, is a sure win, and throwing white in, balances out the boldness of the two dominant colors. It’s as classic as blue jeans, white sheets, and red gingham. While it can be uber patriotic and reflect the colors of the grand ol’ flag, it can be so much more than just the Fourth of July or Memorial Day decorations.

Examples of Red, White, and Blue Decor

Seeing examples of how designers and homeowners have used red, white, and blue in their homes with paint, furniture and accents will help you create your own look. We’ve pulled together a couple of blogs and articles that offer great visuals.

Better Homes and Gardens

Red, white, and blue paint and decor aren’t just for showing your patriotism. It’s truly one of the most classic color combinations that never goes out of style. Better Homes and Gardens put together a lookbook slide show of classic rooms from bathrooms to kitchens all done in a signature red, white, and blue motif.

View Better Homes and Gardens 4th of July Decorating Ideas

Apartment Therapy

The venerable Apartment Therapy website published an article about the best colors that go with red. And of course, navy, and white were featured on the list. Their take on the ever-classic combo is far from stars and stripes and offers a glossy, sophisticated look by using a deep navy, rather than a denim or royal blue.

Read Apartment Therapy’s Colors That Go With Red


DIY network giant HGTV is a fan of the red, white, and blue, too. This gallery of decor ideas shows how versatile the three colors can be. From a boy’s room to a chinoiserie-inspired bathroom to a coastal cottage living room, the options are endless.

See HGTV’s Red, White and Blue Decor Ideas

The Best Red, White and Blue Paint Colors

Rowdy Reds

From fire hydrant red to deep, rich ruby red there a variety of ways to play up the red in a red, white and blue room. From Veranda, here are the top five reds to check out.

⦁ Chili Pepper by Benjamin Moore
⦁ Terr D’Egypt by Farrow & Ball
⦁ Deep Rose by Benjamin Moore
⦁ Greenhow Vermillion by Benjamin Moore
⦁ Fireweed by Sherwin-Williams

Beautiful Blues

Any shade of blue tends to bring warmth and comfort to a room. Go with a dark navy for more drama or a light denim for a softer approach but if are looking in the navy family, here are the top five according to My Domaine.

⦁ Old Navy by Benjamin Moore
⦁ Navy Masterpiece by Bejnamin Moore
⦁ Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
⦁ Naval by Sherwin-Williams
⦁ Mysterious by Benjamin Moore

Wonderful Whites

If you’ve ever tried to find the perfect white paint, you realize that it’s not as easy as it would seem. With undertones and hues at play finding an ideal white takes a little research and experimentation. According to Elle Decor, here are the top 5 white paint colors.

⦁ Intense White by Benjamin Moore
⦁ Warm White by Dunn-Edwards
⦁ Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams
⦁ White Flour by Sherwin-Williams
⦁ Atrium White by Benjamin Moore

Get Help Choosing Your Colors

When you are ready to take on the red, white, and blue paint in your home, turn to a professional to help get the job done and to help you choose paint colors and really let your inner patriot shine through.

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