I’m not usually one for following trends or fashions when it comes to interiors. My style is pretty neutral, classic but eclectic and works for me. Every year however, the colour people Pantone release their Colour of the Year. For 2020, the Pantone Colour of the Year was announced as PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. According to Pantone, “this colour represents a dependable and stable foundation to move forward to a new era. It brings calmness, confidence and connection”. I’ve been having a think about using Pantone Classic Blue in period homes…
Classic Blue is quite traditional and really versatile, and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are my top ways of using Classic Blue in your home decor.
One way to introduce Classic Blue into your home is to use a statement piece of furniture, such as a sofa. A classic Chesterfield style is timeless and elegant and works well in a period home.
For a more budget friendly way to introduce Classic Blue, why not try using it in your soft furnishings? These are a great way to make an impact without having to spend a fortune.
This throw from Cox and Cox is a great way to add colour.
You could also use home accessories to bring in pops of colour, such as this planter from Melody Maison.
Classic Blue is a great colour to use in the bedroom, being both dramatic yet soothing. You could incorporate a statement headboard or bed such as this stunning example from the French Bedroom Company. How stunning does this look with gold accents?!
An accent chair is a great way to bring colour in, and can be used in the lounge or bedroom. I love the Orla chair from Hemming and Wills – the velvet adds a touch of elegance and opulence.
How about using paint, either on a feature wall or go bold and paint the whole room? I love how the panelling looks when painted in a darker shade such as this one from Annie Sloan – it’s tempting me to reassess our master bedroom!
So what do you think? Would you incorporate the Pantone Colour of the Year into your home?