Blue and White Cornwall



A terrace of whitewashed walls and shutters the colour of the sea.

Blue and white are colours typically associated with the sea and the beach. Holiday homes often use them to create a relaxed atmosphere and there are no shortage of holiday homes in St Ives.


And even the independent shops join in with the colour scheme. The hues ranging from the delicate, barely blue, to moody indigo. Colours of the sea.


And a bright primary colour can provide a distinctive contrast.


This monthly challenge is hosted by Dawn from ‘The Day After’ who invites participants to post pictures of any windows that  they find curious, inviting, photogenic, or in some way tell a story. Visit her blog to see more windows and/or to join in with the challenge.


19 Comments Add yours

  1. A great way to encapsulate a town. I love these shades of blue and you’re so right about the red. I wonder what colours I can deconstruct Warsaw into. Red and white is probably the immediate answer!

  2. The perfect colour combination, Jude and so fresh and pretty. I love Cath Kidston stores. We don’t have them here so I’ll be on the lookout when I’m visiting.

  3. beetleypete says:

    Those colours just scream ‘SEASIDE’, Jude. Wonderful stuff indeed.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

  4. Lynn says:

    Oh, this looks like my kind of town! So beautiful😉

    1. Heyjude says:

      Very picturesque and very busy 🙂

      1. Lynn says:

        I’ll take the picturesque! Someone else can have the busy!

  5. Beautywhizz says:

    I love those colour combinations by the seaside and the little details like a shell here or there. Lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You can see why traditional Cornishware is blue and white 🙂

  6. Really lovely shades of blue! It certainly looks like a good place for a holiday.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A lot of people would agree with you 🙂

  7. OMG..I love these hues of blue!
    Thanks so much for linking up.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You’re welcome Dawn. Glad you enjoyed them.

  8. restlessjo says:

    Very pretty! I especially love the lilacy blue in that first gallery. 🙂
    Phew! I can breath again for a little while. Rafa got the first set 🙂

  9. Suzanne says:

    How serene and pretty.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not so serene at the moment – chockablock with tourists!

      1. Suzanne says:

        Ah – sounds like you live in a similar place to me. Down here August is the only really quiet month due to wintery weather. Even so intrepid European backpackers still visit.

  10. A friend shared a post on Facebook recently that made me realise how many different words there are to describe blue. Looks like you could possibly find every one of them in St Ives. [As I was going to…] Told you, I can’t help it…..

  11. I love the combination of blue and white – it’s so fresh and ‘seasidy’. 🙂

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