For the past ten years, Pantone has released its colour of the year; one colour to set trends for everything from home decor to fashion and beyond. As we prepare to close one chapter and enter into a new decade, it’s only fitting that the colour of the year echoes Pantone’s very first choice. Pantone’s Classic Blue will be the colour that carries us through this next decade and whatever it may bring. Here’s how to incorporate this classic colour into your home.
1. Fresh Front Door
What better way to welcome in the new year than with this year’s it colour proudly displayed on your front door. Depending on the material of your door, adding the colour of the year could be as easy as a new coat of paint. If it’s time to replace your front door, why not make a statement with your new one? With so many colours, materials and choices available on the market today, you’re sure to find one that compliments your hold while also incorporating this confident and calm blue. Connect with a door specialist who can help you find the perfect door in the perfect colour.
2. Furniture and Fabrics
One of the easiest ways to incorporate a new colour into your home is through your accessories. This year, instead of just a vase or a throw pillow, why not go a little bolder? Try using this rich blue for your curtains, carpets and even couches. Interior designers have long been a fan of this classic blue due to its versatility. This shade can work in almost any room, in any application. For a quick project, try taking an old armchair and have it reupholstered in a rich blue velvet for a look that’s very 2020.
3. Paint and Wallpaper
Paint is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to make a change. While you can never go wrong with an accent wall to inject colour into a space, consider also having your furniture painted. An old bookcase or side table can look completely new with a fresh coat of paint. For smaller painting projects, you can always hire a handyman to take care of them for you.
In addition to paint, wallpaper is another great way to bring colour into your home. Instead of doing a full classic blue wall you can opt for a pattern or print that incorporates the colour of the year. A more subtle option for those who don’t want to fully commit to going all blue.
4. Kitchen Cabinets
Completely replacing your kitchen cabinets can be expensive, in fact, it can account for most of your kitchen renovation budget. If you’re looking to give your kitchen a fabulous update on a budget, consider refacing them instead. This way you can save a significant portion of your budget but still get that on-trend look in a way that works for your kitchen. If painting all of your cabinets is too much for you, consider updating your kitchen island or only upper or lower cabinets. This way you’ll still get a pop of colour but you won’t feel overwhelmed.
5. Bathroom Vanity
Much like your kitchen cabinets, your bathroom vanity can be refaced or repainted for a fraction of the cost. Adding this bold blue to your bathroom will give it an instant focal point. Bathroom trends for 2020 are moving towards simple and refined design choices, so a colour as regal as this fits in perfectly.
Some trends come and go, while others are timeless. Pantone’s Classic Blue is the perfect colour for a new decade as it is as fresh as it is familiar. As we enter 2020, this classic shade reminds us of the past and all that is yet to come. How will you incorporate this classic colour into your home? Whether through a new paint job or reupholstering old furniture, there’s a pro on HomeStars to help you achieve your 2020 design dreams. Click on the banner below to get started.