PANTONE has released its 2020 colour of the year: Classic Blue, a reassuring and calming, yet fantastically bold shade of blue. As we head into a new decade, this contemporary colour is full of confidence and highlights dependability and trustworthiness, making it the perfect colour for your home. The diversity of the colour means there are many colour combinations that you can pair with it to compliment the rest of your home interiors.
If you’re in the mood for a new year decorating overhaul, it’s worth considering going all out by creating a statement wall. However, if you live in rental accommodation, it can make it difficult to create anything as permanent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate it into your home! For a subtle nod to the trend, think cushions, throws and bedding; home furnishings retailer Terrys Fabrics have a wide range of style guides and products to help you perfectly complement the 2020 colour of the year, without overly dominating or changing the feel of the room.
Green and Blue
Ocean colours inspired by the sea are predicted be on trend for the next few years. Layering blues and greens is a great way to bring this soothing, coastal look into your home. Look for cool colours to create a calming yet interesting vibe within the room. Adding a house plant to a room is another excellent way to include a much-needed pop of green.
Orange and Yellow
Go bold with orange; it’s the opposite colour to blue, which makes it pop and stand out against the Classic Blue. Orange brings energy and warmth to a room, try accessorising your room with an orange throw or cushion.
Like orange, yellow is another way to add a flash of colour to a room. Yellow is the brightest colour in the spectrum of visible colours, and this cheery colour symbolises positivity, creativity and energy. Known for its invigorating qualities, yellow is an eye-catching way to work with the colour of the year. If you’re looking to add a touch of yellow to your space, consider adding splashes in the form of accessories and window treatments. There’s a fantastic selection of brightly coloured window blinds from Terrys Fabrics which would be the perfect contrasting addition to any blue space.
White and Grey
Grey and white are neutral and timeless colours that perfectly compliment a daring colour such as Pantone’s Classic Blue. Both white and grey accentuate the blues while still creating a balanced room that is not overpowering.
Pink and Blush
Pink is certainly having a moment in interiors and is one of the few colours that work so beautifully alongside shades of blue. Pink is not only versatile but comes in many varieties whether it’s a bright hot pink or a more muted blush., Blush to has calming qualities, making it a fantastic colour to add to a classic blue bedroom.
Whether you’re feeling bold with a statement wall or wanting to add a flash of Pantone’s classic blue with accent pieces to your home, finding balance is key. If you are adding in accessories, one is seldom enough! Whichever complementary colour you go for, its best to tie in a few different pieces around the room for a well-rounded interior focus.