As we continue to highlight 2020’s top interior design trends, we cannot exclude one of the world’s favorite colors: blue.
Admired for its tranquil and elegant feel, blue has always had a place in our favorite rooms. Specifically, Pantone named Classic Blue as the Color of the Year 2020. Fittingly so as it was chosen for its timelessness but also its ability to evoke confidence and connection as we transition into a new decade.
Since Classic Blue falls in with darker shades, this particular hue is an ideal accent wall as it provides a striking contrast among the beiges, grays, and whites we have seen trending in recent years. And along with the muted pink popularity, it is no doubt that color plays a leading role in this year’s interior design top choices.
Blue whimsical arrangement
A dark blue such as Classic Blue contrasted with white trim or wainscotting exhibits the elegant and traditional beach home look we love. Paired with coral or pink shades, this look will certainly provide a coastal aura to any space overlooking open ocean views. Add woven textures such as blankets or pillows to play up this seaside design.
Similarly, blue décor in a neutral space subdues heavily white, beige, or gray walls and offers an interesting and serene space for any room in the home. According to Elle Décor, “In color therapy, blue tones are said to evoke clarity, pureness, and increased intuition. In the home, the shade is immediately calming and welcoming.” For additional glam, blues can be mixed with gold accents to add an element of luxury.
Blue and gray make for a sophisticated combination, but what is notable about blue is its ability to be paired with many colors. Often associated with the sky or the heavens, blue rooms can also give ode to the natural world with greens such as plants and flowers.
Blue and pink old world arrangement in a marble vase
Unlike other flowers in the natural world, blue is hard to come by. A unique blend of both pink and blue, as pictured here, can be both playful and elegant. We recommend sourcing hydrangea, hyacinths, and delphiniums, which could already be growing right in your backyard. For varying hues of blue in an arrangement, we suggest mixing natural blue flowers with deep violets that appear dark blue.
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