True Colors: The Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

If you're looking to get into the star-spangled mood, consider decorating with a bold palette that reflects America's favorite colors. It may seem difficult at first to use red, white, and blue together without overdoing the patriotic theme, but our favorite interior designers are here with ideas to blend these hues effortlessly in your space. Whether you're sprucing up with living room décor or designing a red, white, and blue bedroom to admire no matter the season, the national colors create plenty of opportunities to upgrade your style.

We've handpicked a selection of the best and brightest all-American-hued interiors to serve as a feast for the eyes: These spirited and bold designs prove that a true red, white, and blue color palette travels well.

Get inspired by interior design ideas to muse over the national colors in style.

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Make a Red Statement

ALYSSA ROSENHECK

ALYSSA ROSENHECK

This all-white bedroom was accented with just the right pop of red using a large Turkish rug and a pair of patterned pillows. A large amount of natural light in the space provides the right spotlight for these ruby red accents to shine: Paired with soft bedding, curtains, and throw blankets, the bright white space creates the perfect backdrop for a bold red statement.

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Stay Fresh With All White

JK INTERIOR LIVING

JK INTERIOR LIVING

We're lovers of the all-white style. From crisp kitchens to stately living rooms, there's no room in the house where the tranquil, serene energy of a bright backdrop doesn't permeate a calming feeling—and it doesn't hurt that white design also wildly inspires us to rid ourselves of clutter for eternity. Mix plenty of different materials into your design to create depth in a dynamic room, like this breezy office with an inviting vibe.

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Go Bold in Blue

REENA SOTROPA

REENA SOTROPA

If you're trying to make a statement, look no further than this blue living room that boldly works with color. From the rug to the ceiling, every inch of this space complements the shade with various textures that boost visual interest. A velvet sofa perfectly matches the hue of the bookshelves, and minimal brass accents draw the eye around the room.

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Style the Trio

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

When you're going for a true red, white, and blue theme, let this living room be your guide: The eclectic juxtaposition of oversized statements and vintage textiles provides rich depth and dimension in the space. This all-American dream pairs white walls with a bright blue ceiling and patterned red rug, tastefully styled to play with bold colors while keeping it light and airy.

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Naturally Blend Patterns

PHOTO: AMY BARTLAM; DESIGN: KATE LESTER

PHOTO: AMY BARTLAM; DESIGN: KATE LESTER

For a softer theme, start with an all-white space. By carefully adding small red and blue accents, this bathroom plays on the patriotic palette without overdoing it. Blue patterned tile floors bring character to the sleek room, while a vintage, worn red rug adds a lived-in vibe to the modern design.

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Choose a Deep Hue

MARY PATTON DESIGN

MARY PATTON DESIGN

Stay true to your color by opting for a bold, rich shade. This wall paint brings an elegant feeling to the blue bedroom, styled with plenty of white décor and bedding to maintain a bright look. Varying patterns from the rug to the curtains tastefully bring a pop of personality to the room's traditional furniture.

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Be Classically Patriotic

ANDI MORSE DESIGN

ANDI MORSE DESIGN

Get inspired by classic Southern décor in this timeless living room. With a blend of its red, white, and blue color palette styled throughout the space, this design is decidedly patriotic: The mix of patterns, from blue-and-white-striped pillows to a red woven rug, brings depth and character to this inviting, elegant space.

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Try a Small Accent

EMILY EVERYDAY

EMILY EVERYDAY

If you're a fan of color but lean toward the minimalist side of design, opt for small accents. This all-white bedroom is perfectly crisp and clean, but small decorative choices like a blue throw blanket and patterned rug add just enough interest without straying from its minimal feeling. White curtains and bedding bounce natural light from wall to wall for a bright finish.

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Paint From Floor to Ceiling

FORBES MASTERS

FORBES MASTERS

This bold design masters the element of contrast: Using a playful combination of maximalist furniture and painted ceilings, the statement color is undeniable as we gaze across the room. A lush white area rug layered over blue tile floors makes this living room as cozy as it is elegant.

For a stronger statement when painting your walls and ceiling the same color, choose paint with a glossy finish to reflect light and draw attention to the trim.

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Keep It Traditional

HOUSE 9

HOUSE 9

Built-in bookshelves and a textured leather chair make this living room feel like the timeless reading nook of our dreams. By using pops of red to stand out against blue trim and shelving, this space has interesting visual elements in every corner. An all-American throw pillow brings out the patriotic theme with blue and red stripes atop its rustic neutral materials.

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Stay Bright

JULIAN PORCINO HOME CONSULTANT

HOME CONSULTANT

The all-white design intentions are delightfully apparent in this bright, airy bedroom. By sticking to the theme, the designer makes this room feel crisp and clean while exploring its style. Mixed textures are found in layered bedding, throw pillows, and the macrame wall hanging to keep it interesting without changing the white style.

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Tile to the Max

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

This blue oasis is perfect for long showers and spa vibes. Bright blue-tiled walls in the walk-in shower are apparent through clear glass doors, and minimal accents through the rest of the room don't pull attention away from the focal point. Classic geometric tiled floors bring a traditional feeling to the space to complement its more modern design.

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Style a Backyard Oasis

RIKKI SNYDER

RIKKI SNYDER

For a burst of holiday-themed décor, style a backyard oasis like this patio that seems built for the occasion. A classic woven tablecloth gives us some serious picnic vibes, while red barn doors bring out a rustic Southern charm. This backyard is truly a visual representation of warm days gathered with friends and family: a Fourth of July dream.

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Be Breezy

JENN PABLO STUDIO

JENN PABLO STUDIO

Minimalists, take it in: This all-white breezeway connected to the home's living room is a great design for indoor-outdoor living that keeps it simple. Airy white curtains frame its wall-to-wall glass doors to complement the marbled tile in this spa-like space.

When working with all-white spaces, paint your ceiling the same color as the walls to extend the space in a minimalist style.

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Choose Your Accent

KENDALL WILKINSON

KENDALL WILKINSON

Accent colors are everything in this living room. Framed with a bright white background, the blue hues create multiple focal points that draw attention from front to back. Varying shades help to section off each area, while large blue wall art brings symmetry to windows on the opposite wall overlooking the blue sea.

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Opt for Area Rugs

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

For a pop of color without committing to painting, choose large area rugs that incorporate your statement color. Red is the star of this space as an oversized woven rug blends rich, bright hues with dark contrasting patterns. Styled with classic elements of formal décor, this dining room is packed with personality while keeping it traditional.

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Design an Elegant Retreat

PHOTO: AMY BARTLAM; DESIGN: SQUAREFOOT INTERIOR DESIGN

PHOTO: AMY BARTLAM; DESIGN: SQUAREFOOT INTERIOR DESIGN

This all-white bathroom is the elegant retreat of our dreams. Chevron tiled floors in a glossy marble finish bounce the natural light from large windows to extend their brightness across the space. Long, classic drapery acts as a backdrop to frame the focal point: a chandelier that's begging us to step into this spa-like bathtub.

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Choose a Bold Theme

M TERIORS

M TERIORS

This design isn't afraid to use color to the max: A velvet chaise lounge chair complements the bed's oversized headboard for a true blue statement with cohesive décor. Small brass accents add a flair of traditional style paired with plush throw pillows and layered white-and-blue bedding.

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Add a Pop of Red

RIKKI SNYDER

RIKKI SNYDER

If you're not ready to commit to a full room of statement colors, add a pop of personality with red décor. This console table plays on the patriotic vibe with blue tie-dyed stools. The globally-inspired design is finished with a blue bamboo mirror and abstract rug that carries patterns throughout the room.

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Contrast Colors

JENN PABLO STUDIO

JENN PABLO STUDIO

Minimalism gets a flair of personality in this bright white bedroom, styled with a canopy bed frame and dark accent pillows to contrast metal accents. A blue area rug blends hues from the bed's leather footstool while adding texture through its blue-and-white patterns. Natural elements and woven textiles bring warmth to the fresh, simplistic space.

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Look to the Ceiling

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

If your room feels bare, it might be missing a statement color. Rather than incorporating this deep blue paint on the walls, the designer brought it up to the ceiling for a dramatic effect. Smaller accents of the color are blended in décor on the beds, rug, and hat rack to tie it all together.

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