Start 2020 off on the right note by infusing your home with restful, calming blue hues
Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue, an elegant, restful colour that the colour authority hopes will instill “calm, confidence and connection.” While this year’s pick may not seem as exciting or as versatile as previous years, Classic Blue shouldn’t be so easily dismissed.
In the home decor sphere, this particular shade evokes an all-encompassing sense of serenity and stillness. Isn’t that what home should feel like at the end of a long work day? What’s more, Classic Blue is also one of the best base colours to use against loud prints or brighter hues.
Here’s how you can introduce it seamlessly into your space...
1. Paje Buffet by Anthropologie
With its exquisitely handcrafted design made entirely out of tropical hardwood, this buffet makes a wonderful statement piece in your living or dining room. We’re also obsessed with its rich indigo finish and aged brass gold hardware, which adds a luxe touch.
$1,957; Available at Anthropologie
2. London Blue Hurricane Candle Holders by Crate & Barrel
Beat the winter blues with the toasty glow of a candle or two in these sleek, modern candle holders. The deep blue glass lends an alluring aura to a flickering flame, and will make long, dark nights at home much more bearable.
$24.95-$49.95; Available at Crate & Barrel
3. Smidie sheepskin by IKEA
Amp up the lounge-worthy quotient of your home with this soft and fluffy sheepskin rug that’s been dyed in a striking dark blue tint. Style it over an armchair or as an accent piece in your bedroom for ultimate hygge vibes.
$39.99; Available at IKEA
4. Oma sofa by EQ3
Planning to refresh your furniture staples this year? Opt for this two-piece sectional–it’s ideally sized for small families, boasts a sophisticated shade of blue (what the brand calls “Seoul Uniform”), and comes in either fabric or leather. Our choice: the velvet upholstery option.
From $2,124; Available at EQ3
5. Indigo Mountains by SpaceFrog Designs
Starved for mountain views in your apartment? We feel you. This spectacular giclée canvas artwork by artist Giulio Rossi brings the outdoors in, and does so brilliantly with a deft mix of soothing blue tones.
From $123.29; Available at Nordstrom
6. Indigo Fringe Ombre Pillow by Jungalow
Adding texture is one of the easiest ways to change up your home decor style. This boho throw pillow comes in gorgeous gradations of blue and sports a fun, fringed detai—perfect for jazzing up the sofa instantly.
$129; Available at Jungalow
7. Taika dinner plate by littala
The Finnish brand takes fancy dinners to the next level with this whimsically illustrated dinner plate in a delightful dark blue colour. If one of your resolutions is to have more meals together with your loved ones, a warm and inviting dinner table set-up is a great way to start.
$60; Available at Atkinson’s
8. Helsinki incandescent pendant light by Dainolite
Lighting has a big impact on the overall atmosphere of a space. But besides its illuminating function, this sculptural pendant light is clad in a sensuous shade of blue, and contrasts beautifully with its pebbled gold interior.
$172; Available at Hudson’s Bay
9. Grace cart by Schonbuch
Moveable furniture is an asset no matter what your apartment size is. This elegant serving trolley in midnight blue is a minimalist’s dream on wheels, and can be used as a serving cart, a side table, or for storage.
$3,035; Available at Livingspace