Usually, I can take or leave all of the “color of the year” hype, but I’m jumping onboard with this year’s official Pantone pick: Classic Blue. The name really says it all. It’s a classic that can lend itself to traditional or modern spaces and adds vibrancy to so many palettes. This feels like another move away from the all-white, very neutral designs that have taken over our Instagram feeds in recent years–and I personally like it. I’m sharing five ways that you might incorporate Classic Blue into your home.
If you’re bold enough to do it, I love the look of covering a room floor to ceiling (including all trim work) in this color. A dining room can usually stand the drama–and how fun is the little bit of red shown here? Image via Cameron Ruppert Interiors.
“They” say the trend is moving away from all-white kitchens. If you’re looking for a shade other than black or navy, a strong blue could be really fun on an island, especially when paired with natural textures and blue and white accessories. Image via House Beautiful.
If your comfort zone is all neutral, a pop of blue upholstery could make your space feel completely different. Think dining chairs, velvet pillows on a white sofa, a blue ottoman or curtains. Image via House & Home.
I’ve always loved this image and the idea of painting an exterior door bright blue, especially when paired with brass accents. (You could easily paint planters to match.) Image via Southern Living.
If you really want to make a statement, I’m a fan of using bold blue wallpaper and painting the trim and doors to match. A small powder room or entryway might be the place to experiment. (Also notice how the leather pops off of this color.) Image via Elle Decor.