Happy New Year everyone! I'm excited about the fresh designs, furnishings and color palettes for the new year! Blue is making a bold appearance this year in art, fashion and design.
Pantone's color of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue and Sherwin-Williams color of the year is Naval. Both of these blue hues are beautiful in their own right and I'll be showing examples of how these colors can be used.
In the cover photo Pantone's Classic Blue is utilized on the walls and baseboard, and is bold in appearance against the white trim and ceiling. The room has a very bold and regal look with the velvet upholstered, tufted oversized ottoman and the sleek blue sofa. The gold framed mirror and white and black artwork help to tone down the deep blue.
In the photo below Classic Blue is used in this coffee bar area and it's absolutely gorgeous! The blue cabinetry makes a brilliant contrast against the white walls. I'm in love with this look!
Below is Sherwin-Williams Naval. The use of Naval in the bedroom adds drama without overdoing it and making the room feel too dark. Lighter neutrals help balance out this deep color.
Below is Naval used on kitchen cabinetry. Again, the pops of gold and use of white really make this blue hue stand out! Stunning kitchen design details!
Classic Blue used in the living room, as shown below, is very dramatic as it's utilized on all the walls. What helps balance this out are the high white ceiling and all of the natural light coming through the windows. The scale of the gray sofa anchors the space with pops of red for more color.
Classic Blue and Naval are very similar, with Classic Blue being a tad darker in hue in my opinion. Blue is a primary classic color that will always be in style no matter the hue and shade, and can be used in any interior room as well as on the exterior (front door, shutters, etc..). Experimenting with color is a fun change, especially for those who love soft neutrals. You don't have to be drastic and paint the walls blue unless you want to, lol! Start off by incorporating color with your accessories (pillows, artwork, nic nacs, etc..) as those are more easily interchangeable and less expensive.