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Blue and white table setting ideas – A Swedish summer favourite

Maybe it's because it reminds us of the sun, sea and endless summer dinners with our favourite company, or maybe it is because of the timeless beauty: no matter what it is, blue and white porcelain has a special place in our hearts and in the Scandinavian home. We have 5 tips and ideas to help you set the table with blue and white porcelain: from the Swedish classics to modern favourites - which one will you pick this summer?
Friday 3rd June 2022
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A mixed blue and white table setting with porcelain such as a Selma plate from Götefors porcelain and a blue Teema plate from Iittala.

Blue and white porcelain is a clear summer favourite in Sweden for all the wonderful alfresco summer lunches and dinners.

A blue and white table setting welcomes guests to the table with its grain blue shade and plate from Iittala, Götefors porcelain and Nordic Nest.

Why not mix several different blue and white collections? Just be sure you stick to one shade of blue. Like this modern place setting - perfect for a seafood dinner perhaps?

1. MODERN BLUE AND CLASSIC WHITE IN PERFECT HARMONY

Do you love blue and white porcelain so much that there are several different styles of dishes in your cupboards? Then you can easily recreate this blue and white table setting that mixes several different porcelain sets for a mismatched, modern look. A single-coloured plate from Iittala's Teema series, the patterned Selma plate from Götefors porcelain and the romantic Havspil bowl from Scandi Living - this place setting is not afraid to mix patterns but against a single-coloured base. The trick here is to keep to the same blue and the same white tone across the setting for a more uniform look.

A blue and white table setting with Emma von Brömssen's blue and white porcelain Selma and cutlery Focus de Luxe from Gense for a bohemian look.

Dare to mix patterned porcelain with a patterned tablecloth for bohemian result like this dreamy blue and white summer table setting idea.

2. BOHEMIC BLUE AND WHITE FOR SERENE SUMMER EVENINGS

For this blue and white table setting, the dreamy Selma series from Emma von Brömmsen has inspired an entire table setting. Enhanced by a complementing blue and white tablecloth and simple white underplate. Dare to mix patterns again for a bohemian look and use retro-inspired cutlery for the finishing touch!

A blue and white summer table setting with porcelain Havspil from Scandi Living and blue linen tablecloth as a base.

A blue and white table setting with just one simple collection of tableware can be equally beautiful… with the blue and white series Havspil, the table setting is sure to be romantic and beautiful.

A blue and white table setting with the porcelain series Havspil from Scandi Living.

Havspil from Scandi Living.

3. ROMANTIC PORCELAIN WITH INSPIRATION FROM THE SWEDISH ISLAND OF ÖLAND

We have talked a lot about mixing different blue and white patterns, and there will be more tips, but a table setting with one, single porcelain collection is sure to be equally beautiful if you a uniform style. The modern favourite Havspil from Scandi Living invites you to dinner with its set of pasta dishes and dinner plates. Inspiration for the romantic pattern was taken from the Swedish island of Öland's beautiful flora. The pattern is emphasised further when it rests on a sea-blue base. What more could we want from a dreamy blue and white table setting like this?

Set the table for summer with a blue and white table setting from Villeroy and Boch.

A blue and white table setting doesn't always have to mean lots of colour, the delicate Old Luxembourg porcelain series from Villeroy and Boch looks perfect against a crisp white tablecloth.

A classic blue and white table setting doesn't always have to be for elegant dinner parties, it works just as well  for fika with friends, accompanied by the Bernadotte thermos from Georg Jensen.

The Old Luxembourg series works just as well for an afternoon coffee with friends as it does for the an elegant dinner party, seen here with the Bernadotte thermos from Georg Jensen.

4. MINIMALIST & CLASSIC

There are some porcelain series that are the definition of timelessness. The Old Luxembourg collection from Villeroy & Boch is a porcelain series that are exactly that – timeless. Delicate Old Luxembourg is perfect set on a crisp white tablecloth with simple silver cutlery and clear glass for an elegant blue and white table setting this summer. Paired with chrome details and a simple white cup and saucer this porcelain works well for elegant dinner parties as well as afternoon coffee break with close friends.

A blue and white table setting fromOstindia and Ostinsdia and Floris from Rörstrand makes the perfect table setting for a party.

The iconic Ostindia and Ostindia Floris series’ from Rörstrand are iconic blue and white porcelain settings and are a timeless classic for your table settings this summer.

A blue and white place setting consisting of Ostindia and Ostindia Floris from Rörstrand is perfect for the summer.

Swedes celebrate midsummer with a classic blue and white table setting and with the Ostindia series you can set the table for all your summer occasions too.

5. PARTY WITH BLUE AND WHITE ICONS

It is not possible to mention blue and white porcelain without highlighting the icons: Ostindia and the sister series Ostindia Floris from Rörstrand. Whether you set the table with them individually or if you mix them in this elegant way, you get a timeless table setting that is just as suitable for a dinner party as it is for everyday dinner. Today, Ostindia has become a symbol of Scandinavian design and of the Scandinavian home - and we think it is a given favourite for the summer table setting.

Text: Arijana Kapic

Styling: Ellinor Johansson, Helena Ullstrand, Jonna Preisler, Anna Magnusson, Madeleine Petersson

Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph, Helén Pe

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