How to Incorporate Classic Blue into Your Interior
“Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge.”
Whether you’re considering a complete home renovation, or you simply fancy a change when it comes to your interior decor; following the latest interior trends is a great place to start. With Classic Blue being revealed as this year’s Pantone colour of the year, we thought we would give you some top tips as well as some inspiration on how to stylishly incorporate this shade into your decor.
Describing the colour, Leatrice Eiseman executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute says Classic Blue is “a timeless and enduring blue hue that is elegant in its simplicity and instills calm, confidence and connection.” Although this year’s colour choice may be controversial, it seems fitting for a time when mindfulness and wellness are at the forefront of all we do. It serves to provide a dual purpose; to transform your room and mood. From accessories to wallpaper, furniture and fabrics; here are some incredible ways you can incorporate Classic Blue into your home.
Top Tips for Styling Classic Blue Tones
➔ Be sure to choose the right blue
➔ Don’t select the rest of your colour scheme until you’ve picked your preferred shade of blue
➔ Decide your style first
➔ Watch your undertones
➔ Don’t be scared to experiment
➔ Learn the basics of warm vs cool colours
Why Choose Blue?
The psychology of colour plays a huge part in interior design as colour not only completes a room but it also envokes feelings, moods and creates a certain atmosphere; making it important you choose colours that promote positivity.
The Meaning Behind Blue
Blue is often associated with humility, loyalty and modesty in art and in dreams, it relates to success. In precious stones it represents Sapphire, among planets it signifies Jupiter and in general, it represents safety, comfort, aristocracy and loyalty.
Physiological Effects of Blue
The colour blue has been proven to have a certain physiological impact on us, from improving concentration levels to prolonged exposure causing drowsiness and feelings of relaxation; blue is the perfect pick for a living room due to its soothing and calming effects. Classic blue, in particular, is ideal for achieving an atmosphere of either work or meditation and it’s also said to help improve weight loss by decreasing appetite when used in kitchen furniture, dishes or paint!
A Pop of Classic Blue
Sometimes less is definitely more, and if this tends to be your preference when it comes to interior trends, try adding just a pop of classic blue into your decor for a bold look that isn’t overbearing. Classic blue accessories look beautiful in any room in the home but are most popular in kitchens and living room areas. Mixing classic blue with prints and contrasting colours is a great way to achieve a vibrant and unique look in your home.
Classic Blue and Yellow
One of the best things about Pantone’s colour of the year is just how versatile classic blue is. This Victorian-Esque shade contrasts beautifully with gold and copper, lighter turquoise tones, pastel blues and bright yellows. Pairing these yellow and classic blue results in a bold look that instantly adds light and brightness to a room with a modern and stylish edge.
Classic Blue Everything
Classic blue is the perfect shade for creating a classic sea of calmness in your surroundings. Described as resembling the sky at dusk, this shade is inviting and bold but calm and thoughtful. It works well as a statement wall, or as a complete colour scheme in your room. Combining classic blue walls with furniture and accessories in the same hue results in a rich and dreamy look. Adding a vibrant yellow is a match made in heaven and touches of grey tones also allow for a sophisticated finish – the options are endless!
Classic Blue and White
White pairs perfectly with blue making it the ideal colour to match classic blue with. Think light, bright and airy by adding touches of classic blue and white in printed cushions and accessories, contrasting the blue tone with white walls and wooden furniture for a classic look.