Reno Inspo: Pantone Colour of the Year

By : Atikah Razak
30 January 2020

Move over ‘Living Coral’, ‘Classic Blue’ is here to stay - at least in 2020! So what makes this elegant and timeless shade of blue so special, that Pantone decided to crown it colour of the year?

Pantone explained that ‘Classic Blue’ represents stability, calmness, and connection. Well, sounds like everything we’d love in a home! Here’s how you can incorporate this on-trend shade in your interior décor.

1) Just a Hint of Blue

The easiest way is to add art pieces and soft furnishings, such as cushion covers, curtains, throws, and rugs, in the shade of ‘Classic Blue’. This would be most impactful in spaces with a neutral-toned decor to contrast with the unexpected pop of colour.

For something more permanent, consider this blue-speckled terrazzo wallpaper, especially if you are going for a vintage vibe.

Photo Credit: Graham & Brown
 

2) Bold Blue Statement Pieces

A sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your living room, so pick well! After all, that’s where most of your guests will spend their time, and maybe you too (think netflix and really just chilling). Here, homeowner Fizah picked a large velvet blue sofa to be the highlight of her living room, with a matching rug to complete the look.

Fizah picked a rug with hints of blue to match her sofa

If the idea of full blue kitchen cabinets sounds a bit overwhelming, why not choose a blue laminate for your kitchen island instead. It adds the right amount of pizazz – see how Fizah has done it below!

3) Full on Blue

Yes, you can go big on blue! Don’t be afraid to go all out, because it is such an easy colour to match. Take reference from Kai Jie and Jiching’s flat; from the feature wall, to the artwork and cabinets, everything features ‘Classic Blue’. They balanced the colour with white, to achieve a nature-inspired theme.

Kai Jie and Jiching’s home features a lot of blue.

The surest way to make a statement with ‘Classic Blue’, is to simply paint it on your walls. Some common colour pairings are gold, brown, white, and yellow.

Know of other ways to work ‘Classic Blue’ into your home decor? Let us know in the comments below :)


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