So now that Pantone, the leading authority on all things color, has announced classic blue as the color of the year for 2020. Meh.
How in the world do you add this hue to your home? Classic blue—it even sounds boring. Blue is a sad color.
But First a Case Against the Classic Blue Color for 2020
Think about it—rain, frowny faces, and sad songs all have a lot of blue. According to this article, blue can dredge up feelings of sadness, loneliness and icy distance. N
ow doesn’t that sound like a fun way to decorate a room?
If this was all true why is the color blue the number one favorite color of humans?
What the Color Blue Means
This color Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge.
Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts.
A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience, according to the Pantone website.
Think about a serene and reflective pond in a quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle of life.
This is a comforting color, like a steady friend that will calm your fears and dependably gives you a ride to the airport for a 5 am flight and watches your pet and waters your plant while you are on vacation.
Ahhh that sounds nice, not too flashy and gets along with other colors. Maybe I could use some Classic Blue color in my life.
How Do I Add the Classic Blue Color to My Decor?
You could paint a wall or two with this color blue. But after this trend dies you will have to use several coats of primer to make this color disappear.
You could replace your sofa with a Classic blue one but that will cost you a bunch of money.
One quick and easy way to add this color blue to your room is to replace your pillow covers or add new throw pillows to every sofa, chair and basket in the room.
There are tons of blue pillows in all different styles, all you have to do is pick the ones you love—you can’t make a wrong choice.
This is by far the easiest way to add a pop of the color blue to your room.
What Colors Go with Classic Blue?
The color blue is a primary color on the color wheel so it can combine with red to make purple and yellow to make green.
Classic blue is considered a cool color. It pairs well with other cool colors such as gray and green. The opposite of the color blue is orange. SO for a bold modern look use blue and orange together.
Peachy pink works like a muted orange in this color palette. Three shades of the color blue are in this group.
You can purchase these pillows online. I have curated a list of links where to buy pillow covers. They are listed below the photo.
Blue boho room decor
Classic blue doesn’t mean boring when you use this color in a bold print. Decorative pillows in animal prints like tiger, leopard are zebra are very trendy. Pair with a fringe pillow for a bohemian look.
The fringe pillow is a fun way to add texture to the classic blue. If you are not into animal prints, go for a plant-based cushion cover. Tropical leaves remind me of a vacation home or a bungalow in sunny California.