The Pantone Institute chose the colour of the year for the 21st time. In 2020, Classic Blue will be the most fashionable shade.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on (…) Classic blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of combination “- motivated the choice of colour – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Colour Institute.
Blue is the colour of sky and sea that calms and affects the imagination. Opinion polls in the US and Europe show that blue is by far the most popular colour among both men and women. From the psychological point of view, this colour evokes not only a feeling of peace but also freshness, harmony, trust, honesty, responsibility and loyalty. For this reason, many home and apartment owners decide to introduce this colour to their interiors. However, despite the fact that blue is considered the most universal colour, it is not easy to decorate, and its abuse, especially darker shades and monochrome combinations can give a dull effect. More and more blue furniture and accessories appear in stores, so below I will give some tips to use when designing and decorating with this colour.
Types of blue:
The colours of the sea and sky never go out of fashion, from pale blue to dark indigo. Blue is a classic colour, but this does not mean that it must be boring or hard to digest. Shades of blue can be bold and bright or soft and soothing. However, you should be aware that we divide them into two basic groups: warm blue and cold blue.
Warm blue is those shades that contain traces of red pigments, such as ultramarine, navy blue, teal, slate blue, indigo. These colours help the interiors to look cosier. Interior designers primarily use warm shades of blue in rooms where people gather, i.e. in living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms.
Cold blue like cobalt, turquoise, Paris blue, snow blue, have yellow additions, which can help a small space look larger. Cold blue soothes the observer (they fit perfectly into the bedroom) and help to focus (suitable for office rooms). Sometimes cold blue can be really cold, but such shade is often desirable (e.g. for a small bathroom).
Blue is also available in two main tones:
- dark blue, containing black and gray, the most popular are ultramarine, cobalt, sapphire, federal, navy blue and Prussian blue.
- light blue, with the addition of white, among which are blue (sky blue), baby blue, azure and Egyptian blue.
A blue sofa will light up any living room.
Thanks to the rich colours, it will make the living room more friendly and give it a lively atmosphere. Blue can have many shades – from light, pastel to dark, very intense navy blue. It beautifully blends with other fashionable colours, e.g. grays, bringing them to life and giving them a deeper expression.
We are looking forward to your blue colour proposals in your interior designs.