The 12 best blue and white rugs that go so far beyond coastal chic

The best blue and white rugs take the best of the classic beachy look and elevate it to an art form, helping you to create interiors that are sophisticatedly cheerful

Lulu & Georgia, Ruggable, DWR & Pottery Barn Blue & White Rugs
(Image credit: Lulu & Georgia, Ruggable, DWR & Pottery Barn)

Blue & white is a tried and tested color combination. Images of chinoiserie, Hamptons chic and the coast comes to mind. These two go back a long way and they bring out the best in each other. The blue can be a grounded influence, encouraging a sense of calm and cool whilst the white brings freshness and light into spaces. 

To help you decide which rug is right for you, you can take a look at our best rugs feature with a selection of our top picks and expert advice.

To help you bring a bit of blue & white into your scheme, we’ve scoured the best home décor stores and found our favorite picks. Elegant options sit alongside graphic designs in this exclusive list.  

Best Blue and White Persian Rugs

Best Blue and White Geometric Rugs

Best Blue and White Washable Rugs

Best Blue and White Round Rugs

What colors go with a blue rug?

A blue rug can come in many different shapes, sizes, and textures. Identifying which colors would match best with your blue rug can seem like the beginning of an endless search but certain shades are guaranteed to marry well with any type of blue. “I love to contrast blue with white or cream furniture. It depends on the blue of course but yellow, lavender, and lilac also look great,” says rug expert and fiber artist Rosemary Hallgarten. 

If you have opted for a patterned blue rug, this makes it slightly easier to decide which hues would work best with it. Leaning into the accent colors of the rug design will ensure the rest of the room feels cohesive and colorful. As Rosemary says, white is a bankable color choice, particularly if you opt for a solid blue or minimal blue rug design. Blue and white together absorb bolder hues like orange and yellow well allowing you to inject some personality into your scheme too. 

Writer and design expert Faaizah Shah is the founder of The Interiors Consultancy. She has worked with designers such as Staffan Tollgard and design houses such as Sanderson to help them understand and communicate their narratives. She is known for crafting engaging stories and imaginative content, and understanding great decor from her years alongside some of the best creatives in the industry. She is also a contributor to Livingetc.