Of blue choose those shades that have the pure, slightly grey, tone of indigo dye (varying somewhat, of course, on different materials). The quality of this colour is singularly beautiful, and not easy to describe except by negatives : it is neither slatey, nor too hot, nor too cold, nor does it lean to that unutterably coarse green-blue, libellously called "peacock" blue ; it has different tones, brilliant sometimes, and sometimes quiet, reminding one now of the grey-blue of a distant landscape, and now of the intense blue of a midday summer sky, if anything can resemble that. ~May Morris
From top left: • Nine-bough square, • Early blue Longden, • William De Morgan flying foliage, • De Morgan foliage, upright, • Strawberry Thief- blue on white, • Medway (Tulip Vine), • Willow in blue, • Brother Rabbit on indigo, • 'The Hill' Fairy Tale swan field tiles, • 'The Hill' Fairy tale swans- one inch swans, • Kelmscott swans- cobalt blue (other variations), • Phillip Webb Red House Birds (Not all shown), • Brother Rabbit, blue bird on white, • Columbine in blue and white, • Late Morris & Co. swans, • Lodden- indigo on white, • William Morgan De Birds and Beasts (Not all shown), • De Morgan ships and foliage (Not all shown), • May Morris flower pot, blue, • Birds and Betrayal- blue on white, • Birds and betrayal- white on blue, • Edward Detmold Aesop's Fables (Not all shown), • Early William Morris daisy in blue and white, • Brother Rabbit bird in white on Victorian Blue.
William Morris, Kelmscott blue and white china collection
The Philip Webb Red House Birds and border tiles are shown on a white background. Both the borders and accent tiles are available with a white or cream background. Birds are available as individual tiles.
See the Red House Border Tiles.
William Morris - William De Morgan Victorian Dragons (available with white or cream background)
Hoopee and Owl with Rat by William Morris Tile
Victorian animals and birds by Edward Detmold, from Aesop's Fables. Victorian Nursery Tiles.
Edward-Burne Jones illustrations for the Kelmscott
Chaucer tiles in cobalt and white.
Blue and white swan field tiles are available in several variations, and blue colorways