RED & BLUE
Traditional nautical hues of deep blue with uplifting strong reds, as seen on maritime semaphore flags and boat sails, are a popular choice. These strong shades add energy and jollity to an all-white scheme to eyecatching effect. Mix classic striped patterns with unexpected motifs such as summery florals for a more unusual home. Limit the bold tones to accessories, or try introducing a fresh yellow in small quantities for a more whimsical twist.
OPPOSITE Introduce colour to an all-white interior through soft furnishings. Striped fabrics made into a tablecloth, curtains and cushion covers, from Ian Mankin THIS PAGE, FROM TOP Paint a freestanding bath in a vibrant shade of an eggshell finish; floral prints work well with stripes in similar tones; ceramics and linens with jaunty stripes in varying sizes create a fun tabletop; this classic pairing of colours works inside and out to great effect