It was at the turn of the new millennium when the colour authorities at Pantone announced the first Pantone Color of the Year, Cerulean Blue. At the time, the company was hardly a household name, but its initial colour forecast has nevertheless made it a reigning authority for a multitude of industries—particularly interior design.
Two decades after its announcement, Pantone continues to influence the way we decorate, giving us fresh and up-to-date colour inspirations every year—and to ring in yet another year, it recently announced that the 2020 Pantone Color is Classic Blue, a calming shade of azure that is suggestive of the sky at dusk.
If you’re ready to make a major interior change this year, where better to take inspiration from than the Pantone Colour of the Year? As an interior design firm in Singapore, we look into the ways you can incorporate Classic Blue into your home.
Paint the Walls
Arguably the most eye-catching way to update your home is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Whether it’s your bedroom, kitchen, or living room; the entire walls or merely one part of it, Classic Blue is striking enough to make a bold statement—and the best part? You don’t have to worry about it going out of style.
Pair with Colours
The versatility of Classic Blue is not limited to where you can paint it, but the colours you can use it with. It matches well with a wide range of colours including whites, yellows, and greens. Punch it with high-contrasting accents such as orange, copper, and gold tones or tone it down with soft pastels like pale pink, off-white, or sage green.
Use Different Shades of Blue
You never have to look far in search of colours to pair with Classic Blue. You can always complement it with lighter shades of blue to create a monochromatic palette that adds depth and diversity into your space. What’s more, it’s your safest option to have fun with the Pantone Color without the risk of going over the top.
Layer on Small Accents
Infusing touches of the elegant, Classic Blue can be as easy and subtle as adding it in rugs, vases, throw pillows, wall art, blankets, and other furnishings. These are all great places to test out the shade as you can easily swap them out in case you realise it isn’t your style. It’s also a great way to freshen up your home without a complete revamp.
Dress Up Your Bedroom
In its announcement, Pantone regards Classic Blue as a restful colour that brings a sense of peace and tranquillity thus, it only makes sense to use this colour in areas where you are most comfortable: your bedroom. Switch out your bedding with the ones in this hue and if you want to go a little extra, you can also outfit the rest of your home with furniture and accessories that feature this shade.
Don’t be afraid to play on trends. Think in terms of patterns, sizes, and shapes in terms of updating your interior with Classic Blue. This will help you bring into your home the Pantone Color of the Year in an elegant yet stylish way.
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