We got with our friends at Balance Design to talk about home trends. The biggest being the most anticipated Pantone Pick of color of the year 2020. This color is a trend predictor of what we will see in both fashion and home accessories. For 2020, the Pantone Institute has selected a color that they named Classic Blue. They describe this color as calming and timeless.
Interior Designer Stephanie Andrews says “This color is a tried and true color for us, so it was not a surprise. We use Classic Blue in so many designs. To us, it is like the perfect pair of jeans, adds a bit of color but still works with every color possible.”
Here are some of her favorite ways that she has used this color in interiors and encourages others to incorporate ways to introduce Classic Blue into their own spaces.
1. Use Classic Blue on an accent chair or incorporate it into the trim on your window treatments.
An historic Druid Hills home had beautiful Persian rugs layered throughout the space. We found that Classic Blue cooled the warm red tones and helped to relay a timeless style.
2 A Classic Blue area rug can help to add a calm feeling to your home.
An over-dyed Classic Blue rug offsets the whiskey leather and wood tones in this masculine sitting room in midtown Atlanta.
3. A Classic Blue vessel or upholstered arm chair in your dining room.
An Asian inspired ginger jar was the perfect item to layer on a dining table to compliment the greek key upholstered arm chair in a classic Druid Hills dining room.
4. Add some Classic Blue wallpaper to an accent wall or even an entire room!
We loved that Classic Blue wallpaper adds an eclectic and whimsical feeling to help build a room’s personality! We used Hygge & West wallpaper on both the curved stairwell and in the powder room.
5. Add Classic Blue cabinetry to your kitchen.
This Classic Blue island and cabinet storage boxes added to both kitchens’ clean and classic looks. These beautiful yet functional work spaces were exactly what our clients were looking for when remodeling their homes.
Stephanie adds “We love putting Classic Blue on kitchen cabinetry. The rich color is both comfortable and classic. It also pairs beautifully with antique brass in kitchen hardware and lighting.”
We know Pantone thinks this color is perfect but is it for everyone? Stephanie believes it can be. “I think this is a color that anyone can embrace in big or small ways. From a Classic Blue vase on a bookshelf, to a pair of Classic Blue chairs in the living room, or Classic Blue pillows on your bed-this is a versatile color that just works for most people.” That’s good news as we could all use a little more calm in our hectic Midtown lives!