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 and Rossetti Collections
There is little that is more "Victorian" than the love of blue and white ceramics. Delft, Chinoiserie, Iznik, even mass-produced Minton Willow found places in Victorian homes. William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti both displayed prized blue and white china collection in their homes.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti's blue and white china collection
William Morris, Kelmscott blue and white china collection
Available Blue and White tiles
Please read: Not every tile from each set shown here. Some tiles are available on marble and ceramic, most only ceramic. Follow the links to the product pages to see colors and variations.
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.