Every year Pantone announces its colour of the year, and not surprisingly Classic Blue is 2020’s. Selecting the Colour of the Year is an intensive process which includes a global trend analysis. Through this process, colour influences are studied across a multitude of industries including entertainment and sports to travel destinations and new technologies while also taking socio-economic conditions into account.
The psychology of blue is about calmness, trust, and clarity; and Classic Blue is selected because it inspires restfulness, peace, tranquillity, and resilience.
Although blue may not be an obvious colour choice when it comes to furnishings and décor, it can be stylishly incorporated in the home in a variety of ways.
Create a blue room
Once upon a time a bold colour on the walls of a room may have turned people away but today everyone is looking for that spark of individuality, especially in their homes. Blue might be the colour of a little boy’s room, but Classic Blue is its sophisticated cousin. It doesn’t have to belong in the bedroom, some people are making the bold move to paint their studies and home offices blue. If you’re fortunate to have a dedicated study or home office, then why not consider it – after all blue inspires clarity and calm, both of which the workspace could do with more of.
Adding a touch of Classic Blue to a bedroom can add depth and drama to a space. Why not try it as a feature colour on a wall behind a bed in place of a headboard? Add some touches of Polo-inspired green and crisp white linen and blue stripe detail on cushions or upholstered chairs, and you’re on your way to creating a chic look that belongs in the Hampton’s.
Small can be more
If you’re not into the idea of creating a blue room, or even a blue wall then try using smaller accents of colour. This is a simple and quick way to add a dash of your preferred colour to a space. Perhaps you have an occasional chair that’s still in great condition but needs an update? Consider reupholstering the chair in a Classic Blue velvet or modern fabric.
Blue can be incorporated into social spaces like living rooms and formal lounges in a number of ways – small ottomans and foot stools upholstered in plush fabrics or try modern side tables in a blue hue. You don’t have to stick to one kind of blue, so do some research about other colours which can complement Classic Blue. Spaces like bedrooms can look very stylish when they are decorated in a range of blues which are closely related on the colour spectrum. Communal areas can be amped up with wallpaper – think beyond colour and embrace texture and pattern. A wallpaper needn’t be a solid colour or a true shade itself; it can be rendered in a neutral or it can be all about texture – think grass cloth, pleather, and leather-look vinyl or even something with raised patterns or repeated motifs. If you want to add some colour to your home but don’t want to spend too much time and money, then think about replacing smaller items like decorative pots. It can be as quick as giving some terracotta plant pots a coat of paint or framing some professionally printed images to go up on the walls.
Perhaps you’ve got some great décor ideas in mind but are not quite sure how to pull it all together? Or maybe you’re wanting to create your perfect Lush space? Get in touch with the Union 3 team and they’ll assist you to create a home that is on-trend, meets your budget and serves your needs.