The classic allure of Blue & White

Pantone and Benjamin Moore are always coming out with color forecasts and we love to stay on top of what is current in the design world, but when it comes to color the classic mix of blue and white will always be a favorite. This color combo has been a hit pretty much since pigment existed and blue and white designs span all continents. There is a reason for this — blue is a calming color that boosts creativity and happiness and white brings out the very best in blue —and of course, it just looks fresh and crisp and beautiful.

A blue and white bedroom designed by Cindy Rinfret at the Ocean House Tower Suite in Watch Hill.

A blue and white bedroom designed by Cindy Rinfret at the Ocean House Tower Suite in Watch Hill.

Rinfret Home & Garden is always well-stocked with blue and white accessories, as it works in almost any design scheme, and is the most effective and easiest way to add interest and style to a space.

That’s not to say that working with the many hues of blue is easy. It takes a trained eye to understand how to pair varying shades of blue but when done well it is absolutely beautiful.

The living room at the Ocean House Tower Suite in Watch Hill, designed by Cindy Rinfret.

The living room at the Ocean House Tower Suite in Watch Hill, designed by Cindy Rinfret.

Cindy Rinfret is known for her Classic Greenwich Style and blue is a color that is often requested by clients with homes in Greenwich. It checks off a lot of boxes: it makes a space feel welcoming and peaceful (key for so many Rinfret clients who need a retreat from their high powered careers in frenetic Manhattan), it is a color that is not pretentious and lends itself well to family-oriented homes (and what town could be better for families than Greenwich, with its incredible schools and endless amenities), and it’s a go-to choice for homes with views of the Long Island Sound as it continues that mesmerizing, watery palette from the outdoors into the home.

A hallway designed by Cindy Rinfret for a client's home in Greenwich, CT.

A hallway designed by Cindy Rinfret for a client's home in Greenwich, CT.

Blue and white abounds in a Greenwich family room designed by Cindy Rinfret.

Blue and white abounds in a Greenwich family room designed by Cindy Rinfret.