When it comes to color in an outdoor space, it doesn’t get more classic than blue and white. But that doesn’t mean you can’t put a fresh spin on this timeless classic. Refresh your outdoor space with a little inspiration from two iconic warm-weather destinations known for their sun, sand and excellent use of this tried-and-true color palette: The Hamptons and Santorini, Greece.
Every summer the east end of Long Island fills with sun-seekers looking for a relaxed getaway. Among the glasses of rosé, lush hydrangeas and impeccable lawns, you’re sure to find an abundance of blue-and-white outdoor furniture and accessories creating that classic Americana aesthetic (and yes, that includes a lot of stripes).
Venture across the Atlantic (and then some) to the island of Santorini, Greece, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a home that isn’t covered in the country’s iconic take on blue and white. Mirroring the blue sea and white skies, homes are sparsely decorated, letting the natural beauty around them take center stage. White also helps reflect the sun’s rays, providing a little extra – yet elegant – relief from the heat.