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Crisp Navy Blue and White Wall Stripes

In Nautical Design, sailor chic stripes are always in style. You can bring them into your home in a variety of ways, from rugs to pillows to furniture. How about bold navy blue and white stripes for the wall?

living room with blue and white horizontal wall stripes
One thing is for sure, navy blue and white stripes will make any wall the focus of the room. Via Prego Sem Estopa.


hallway with blue and white wall stripes
Check out this edgy design by designer Tracy Murdock, a Tromp l'Oeil tented entry. Without the Beach Painting though, the space would remind me more of a circus tent than white sails gliding across the deep blue sea.

vertical blue wall stripes in bathroom
Here's an example with narrow blue and white stripes. The look is softer, less graphic punch. Seen here.

navy blue and white wall stripes
Clean, simple, modern! Also via Prego Sem Estopa.

wide blue and white wall stripes in hallway
Blue and white wall stripes in a hallway. Via Houzz.

bedroom with blue and white stripes
Wall stripes in a bedromm via MWM.

blue and white striped bedroom walls
The great American decorator Dorothy Draper once proclaimed, "the wider the stripe, the smarter the effect." I read this in Elle Decor! Bedroom seen here.

Gaultier at Elle Deco Suite with stripes
And for the fun of it. Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier uses navy stripes in his garments, and dressed up the Elle Deco Suite in Paris with them!

And you probably know the trick how to get your wall stripes just right -to paint the base color over the tape. If you need help, search the web with the keyword how to paint wall stripes. There's a sea of tutorials out there!
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10 comments:

Kathysue said...

Omgosh, Love love this post, nothing like a bold stripe to make my day, Happy Monday,Kathysue

Tricia Rose said...

Love stripes, but these seem awfully wide awake for a bedroom! Dressing room, morning room, porch, just wonderful.

La Dolfina said...

So Fun!

Lesli @ Beautifully Coastal Design Blog said...

I absolutely love the boldness of navy stripes! I love the lively personalities that go there! I love everything about it!

Smiles,
Lesli @ BeautifullyCoastal.com

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Two, four and five are my favorites. I love stripes anywhere and these are bold and beautiful.

Judy at Just Beachy said...

Loving all the horizontal stripes!

michelle said...

Love the hallway stripes and that last pic made me giggle!! I am afraid to do stripes, I can't measure to save my life! :)
xoxo

sealaura said...

I love the boldness of these stripes. and what a hoot to see Gautier on that chair.

iheartsunnydays said...

LOVE this post Maya - adore all these blue and white stripes!

Lili said...

My favorites are the living room with the port hole window and the one with the twin beds. Navy blue and white stripes make everything so crisp and clean looking....I guess you could say very ship shape! haha ~Lili