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Pantone recently announced its colour of the year 2020 —Classic Blue. After a vibrant colour in 2019 and purple and violet tones in 2018, this hue will dictate colour trends in home décor, fashion, beauty and even food in the coming year. Classic Blue happens to be a favourite for interior designers since it is a colour you can easily rely on. As a matter of fact, Pantone’s colour choice of the year embarks the gradual return to traditional decorating styles for home décor.

In contrast to the colour of the year 2019, Living Coral, which worked best as a splash of colour in the room, Classic Blue is a timeless wall paint colour. It works well in every single room of the house —be it the bedroom, the study or even the kitchen. You can use this versatile colour to add a touch of elegance to the kitchen or add a sense of calmness to the bedroom. Classic Blue pairs extremely well for the interiors and when grouped with colours like grey, yellow and green— it can work wonders. Designers have used this colour for years to create modern spaces that lends a sophisticated and classic vibe.

In response to Pantone’s colour choice of the year 2020, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”

Classic Blue is a subtle hue that reflects a sense of calmness and serenity and hence suitable for creating a composed atmosphere at home with added sophistication. Here are some ways you can incorporate the shade in your interior wall paint and design:

Statement wall

Painting a wall in the house is one of easiest and cheapest way to change the look of any room. Classic Blue, on a boring wall in the room is bound to create an ambience of classiness and liveliness. You can either paint one wall in this hue or opt for complementary colours in the same palette to brighten up any wall in the room, as seen below.

Mix it up

Classic Blue is a traditional colour choice and pairs extremely well with most colours. However, if you’re looking for an energetic combination, don’t limit yourself to one colour on the wall and pair the colour with other blue tones.

Explore hues of Classic Blue using Berger Colour Catalogue here: https://www.bergerpaints.com/utility-tools/colour-catalogue/blue-colour-shades/

Furnishings

This décor-friendly hue carries a sense of homeliness and comfort. For an easy way to incorporate Classic Blue to your interiors, introduce a throw pillow or artwork in the hue. But don’t be afraid to use the colour for bigger, expensive pieces like a rug or couch. Since the colour is not just a passing trend, but an all-time favourite, you don’t have to worry about investing in pieces that might go out of style soon.

Spice things up in the kitchen

Looking to liven up the look of your kitchen? Add this timeless shade to the kitchen interiors, be it on the walls, décor pieces, tiles or even the cabinets and drawers. We have already started seeing a rise of personal colour preferences with the colour making its way to the kitchen as accent colour, small appliances and décor pieces. Classic Blue can be substituted for beige or white in a tired colour palette.

Brighten up a boring bathroom

If you are tired of a neutral bathroom, Classic Blue can be a bold accent colour. If you have a white or beige bathroom, even plush towels in the shade can transform your bathroom into an absolute oasis. These inexpensive upgrades can be done any time. If you are thinking of a complete bathroom revamp in 2020, you can look at tiles and paint options in this hue, a classic and timeless option that is likely to never fade.

Classic Blue for the bedroom

If you love a classic bedroom, this colour is great for timeless and classy modern styles. In the bedroom, Classic Blue gives the room a sense of calm while the colour is deep enough to create a feeling of cosiness and intimacy. Even a boho or retreat-style bedroom can use a touch of this colour that is sure to add a relaxing vibe to the space. And since blue is said to be a calming colour, it can be a great addition to the bedroom.

Increase productivity in the home office

The home office is a space that should increase productivity and creativity. Working in a colour-filled environment can make you feel more inspired to work from your home office, and not just the couch. Classic Blue works as a timeless colour in any room but in a home office it can create a relaxing yet productive space that will have you look forward to starting every day in your private little working space.

More ways to incorporate Classic Blue into your house:

  • An artwork with shades of Classic Blue can be incorporated to lend an artistic touch to the room. By adding art pieces that have splashes of the colour, you can subtly enliven the space with pops of colour.
  • For the kitchen, incorporate the hue with appliances such as fridge, toaster, microwave etc.
  • For the bathroom, switch the shower curtains, towels and rugs to Classic Blue. If you have cabinets in the bathroom, this tone can work well with gold hardware and furnishings.
  • If you are not sure about committing to the shade in larger doses, start small with two of three throw pillows for your sofa or bed.
  • Give your front door a makeover using Classic Blue.
  • Add beautiful flowers in Classic Blue like hydrangeas or blue lotus to your dining table or coffee table for an easy, commitment-free finishing touch.

Remember that Classic Blue represents more than calmness and serenity, it’s a call for a return to the nature, to persevering our environment, our oceans. We hope these tips have inspired you to introduce a bit of the timeless hue to your home interiors.

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