Coordinating Bedding for Pacific Blue

Saffron Marigold - Updated: August 27, 2014

A chance encounter with a friend and an introduction to Japanese pottery was the inspiration for the creation of beautiful Pacific Blue. Transcending distance and cultures, it skillfully bridges the gap between the east and the west bringing a casual California lifestyle to a print with a decidedly Asian sensibility.

Pacific Blue duvet

Pacific Blue duvet detail

Crested white waves rise and fall against a deep indigo blue bringing a sense of calm and the ocean right into your bedroom.

Sheeting options for Pacific Blue

For a crisp fresh appeal that will be perfect for the coming summer, ivory sheets will cinch it. These incredibly comfy jersey sheets from Coyuchi are so luxurious and soft to touch, you may never want to get out of bed. Versatile enough to use with many of our other prints, I would highly recommend this color.
Playing off the indigo blue of the print are the second set of sheets from Walmart. They will definitely add a classic masculine flair by deepening the indigo hue.

Ivory jersey sheets, Coyuchi
Ivory jersey sheets, Coyuchi

Indigo Blue sheet set, Walmart

Even though gray and beige are not visibly apparent colors in the print, they are definite contenders as coordinating sheets. The gray two tone sheets somehow embody the refined elegant nature of Pacific Blue, again “upping” the masculine quotient. The cappucino sheets reflect the color of the coconut shell buttons and echo the organic natural feel.

Two tone sheet set, Light/Dark Grey, Bed Bath and Beyond

Sheet set in Cappucino, Bed Bath and Beyond

Asian inspired bedding looks:

Sheets aren’t enough to complete a bed, you need pillows and shams to finish the look. Euro shams, pillow shams and accent pillows layered and tossed on the bed will give it that polished look.

We’re offering you suggestions today to dress your bed up two ways. If you like the clean, refined aesthetic of Zen design, keep it simple with pillow shams and accent pillows. If “more is more” is your adage, then by all means add on euro and boudoir shams.

Beautifully simple – pillow shams and accent pillows

All the sheet sets come with pillow cases, but adding pillow shams behind the cases, can completely change the look of the bed from plain to wow! We have so many prints within our collection that will add a change in pattern and texture, and really add a third dimension.

Pacific Blue (c) pillow shams are elegant and organic, the print with its nautical shell border pattern will bring style to the bed. Starry Nights will add a celestial touch to the coastal print to bring a touch of the sea as well as the sky! Vanilla Glacé’s dreamy white is the perfect foil for the vivid blue of Pacific Blue.

Starry Nights (c) print Pillow Sham
Starry Nights (c) print Pillow Sham

Pacific Blue (c) print Pillow Sham
Pacific Blue (c) print Pillow Sham

Vanille Glacé Pillow Sham
Vanille Glacé Pillow Sham

And then there are the accent pillows. Have fun with patterns and materials. This is your chance to show off your inner creative diva! Moonlit Taj adds an unexpected touch of green to the ensemble but has enough of the blue and white to tie into the print. The Pacific Blue accent pillow adds more of the same coastal beauty, and the Starry Night complimentary print pillow is studded with stars for a truly heavenly experience!

Whichever you choose, be sure to place it up front.

Moonlit Taj Accent Pillow
Moonlit Taj Accent Pillow

Pacific Blue Accent Pillow
Pacific Blue Accent Pillow

Starry Nights (c) print Accent Pillow
Starry Nights (c) print Accent Pillow

For a simple look we recommend:

A Pacific Blue duvet; Ivory sheets and pillowcases from Coyuchi; 2 Pacific Blue (c) pillow shams; 1 Starry Nights (c) accent pillow

Beautifully ornate – toss in Euro shams and boudoir pillows

Euro shams are in vogue – those gorgeous looking bedding ensembles you see in design magazines? The secret is using layers of pillows! The euro sham is first layer against the headboard followed by pillow shams, pillow cases and then accent pillows. So it stands to reason that they must make an impact!

Pacific Blue’s euro sham is magnificent – more of the nautical pattern we love. But I think the deep indigo blue of Starry Nights will be stunning in either the main geometric print or the start studded (c) print.

Starry Nights (c) Euro Sham and Starry Nights Boudoir Sham
Starry Nights (c) Euro Sham and Starry Nights Boudoir Sham

Pacific Blue Euro Sham and Pacific Blue (c) boudoir sham
Pacific Blue Euro Sham and Pacific Blue (c) boudoir sham

For an ornate look we recommend:

A Pacific Blue duvet; Ivory sheets and pillowcases from Coyuchi; 2 Starry Nights (c) Euro Shams; 2 Pacific Blue (c) pillow shams; 2 Starry Nights accent pillows; 1 Pacific Blue (c) boudoir sham

Some offerings we sourced from the web

Coastal inspired pillows and accent pieces are easy to find. Here are some ideas we found to offer you a few more options.

Embellished Starfish pillow, West Elm
Embellished Starfish pillow, West Elm

Nautical Medallion Pillow, Wayfair
Nautical Medallion Pillow, Wayfair

Cherry Blossom Pillow, Society 6
Cherry Blossom Pillow, Society 6

Diamond Ikat Pillow, Williams Sonoma
Diamond Ikat Pillow, Williams Sonoma

I strongly urge you to consider getting a swatch before making your final decision….it really helps!

Pacific Blue swatch

So slip away into a world of Pacific Blue with the sights and smells of the ocean and use any of these sheets for some added appeal.

Father’s Day Gift add-on:

This print also makes a perfect Father’s Day gift and if you plan on doing that, how about adding a book Dad can read while all snuggled up in these linens? Hailed as a fascinating read (and I can personally vouch for it), it tells the story of the sinking of the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, two hundred miles off the Carolina coast in September 1857.

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, Amazon
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, Amazon

Next up we will feature Starry Nights. To read the entire series go here.

2 responses

  1. What size is the Pacific Blue? Do you make it for a double or queen size bed?

  2. Rita – our duvets come in standard King, Queen and Twin sizes. We also make custom sized duvets, please refer to the information on our website. Thank you.

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