If you were taken aback by Pantone’s announcement that Classic Blue was 2020’s Color of the Year, you weren’t alone! Blue has always been a popular color, of course, but it was rarely seen as a trendy or contemporary choice - until now. Inspired by Pantone’s explanation that Classic Blue will “bring a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit,” we are sharing 8 brilliant ideas on how to incorporate blue (in all its shades) into your decor.
Paint the Walls Blue
Via SFGate. Blue walls are soothing when done right, but can look overbearing if applied with a heavy hand. Don’t apply the color on every wall, and be sure to add contrasting elements like fresh greenery, wood furniture, and white accent pieces.
Hague Blue Kitchen Cabinets
Via Devon Furniture Makers. The designers chose a dramatic shade of blue for these Shaker-style cabinets. The end result is both elegant and warm.
Soft Blue Kitchen Island
Image via Pinterest. The designer combined several competing styles, from the transitional cabinets to the industrial lighting to the country-chic island, to create a compelling and interesting kitchen.
Dark Blue Bedroom Shelves
Via Morgan Harrison Home. The over-the-bed shelving system makes the most of a cozy space. As the only fixture painted blue, the shelves stand out as a showcase for meaningful possessions.
Blue Geometric Wallpaper
Via Sarah Barnard Design. The blue patterned wallpaper creates a fun and inviting environment for this boy’s bedroom. The designer smartly reflects the geometric theme throughout the room with the furniture and rug.
Royal Blue Bathroom Vanity
Blue vanities are becoming more and more popular as designers and homeowners opt for bathrooms that are as striking and stylish as the rest of the property. For a vanity that stands out, we recommend a gorgeous piece like our Katherine 60” Double Sink Vanity in Royal Blue.
Blue Furniture & Wall Art
Via Ambunti Warehouse. Using blue furniture and wall art throughout the home allows you to take advantage of this hue without a long-term commitment. Blue is the dominant color in the living room shown above - no painting required!
Blue Exterior House Paint
Via Carrothers and Associates. As far as I’m concerned, this photo is proof that we need more houses with blue exteriors. The navy color adds to the warmth and curb appeal of this Craftsman-style home.