Navy blue got its name from the dark blue (contrasted with white) worn by officers in the British Royal Navy back in the 1700′s and was subsequently adopted by other navies around the world. This “evening sky” shade soon was adapted by the US Troops as well. When this color, taken from the usual color of the uniforms of sailors, originally came into use in the early 19th century, it was initially called marine blue, but the name of the color soon changed to navy blue. After its debut among the armed forces, the navy and white combo infiltrated the fashion and design world. Today we see navy and white almost everywhere we look- especially on the lovely Aquidneck Island. From Ocean Drive interiors to the gals at LKRE, we’re loving navy & white!