Are you feeling the January blues? The new decade has just started with a bang, but after a week of celebrations we are back in the usual work, family and personal trot, and on top of this, constant rain and it is still dark outside...
So I totally get you when there is a bit of melancholy creeping in and you are feeling the blues.
However, when it comes to interiors, we are really feeling ‘Blue’ this year with Classic Blue being the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020!
A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing clarity, PANTONE Classic Blue re-centres our thoughts and fosters resilience.
‘We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on, ’ explains Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.
So don’t shy away from using more blue your interior schemes this year. If applied correctly, blue interiors are both stunning and proof to be a calming and stimulating environment for mind, body and soul, as well as being elegant and eye-catching.
With blue, the options are endless, from the rich tones of classic blue, the calming hues of pastel blues to vibrant elegant Cobalt blues, each tone can be used for creating a luxury space that makes an impact.
The most common use for blue is in monochromatic colour scheme, where blues of different shades, tints or tones are combined. This creates a wonderfully tranquil space, sedative and heavenly, ideal for bathrooms or bedrooms.
But make sure that the different shades of blues don’t clash, otherwise, it can get a little hard on the eyed or you may feel exhausted.
Another great way to incorporate blue into your design scheme is through colour mixing. Any shade of blue works well when combined with white, which creates an airy and fresh Mediterranean feeling.
For a bit of glamour, mix blue with gold! This is regal and sophisticated and makes a statement no guest can shy away from.
For starters, why not play the ‘less is more’ rule? The more similar the shades, the easier it is to pull off an all-blue scheme. Have a look at the cushions from our Eko Eclipse collection below. We matched all shades of blues in our designs to create harmony and therefore get away with the bold pattern mix.
If you want more tips and techniques on how to add colour to your home, download our free Colour Guide with ideas for colourful living in every room in your home.
Credits: Eva Sonaike, Pantone, Mark Cunningham by Richard Powers, Cecile Starin, Decoist, Decorpad, Eva Sonaike