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Are you loving Pantone’s Colour of the Year? You may be thinking; another year, another 'It' colour, but the question is how and where you use it that will make a difference. We’ve had some time to reflect upon it, and we’re digging this year’s pick.
Blue - is one of the most versatile decorating hues, setting the backdrop for 2020. The royal shade's ability to be both cool and serene or punchy and loud has made it a reliable go-to for designers and homeowners. Using this colour inside our homes is an easy way to connect to our creativity and be on trend. With much excitement surrounding reflective blues, it’s time to explore the various ways you can bring into your home. So if you’re a fan of this dynamic colour, we've got you covered with our round up of the best interior design ideas. Whether you’re planning to go big or just want to add some small touches of this on trend colour, check out these inspiring blue room ideas if you're feeling blue about your current space.
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Blue is best; especially when it comes to the bedroom. The bedroom is the one room where you can use Classic Blue to great effect. If you tend to feel frazzled and stressed out at the end of the day, this colour can offer a sense of calm and tranquillity. Because it’s so attached in the human mind as the colour of the sky, twilight or dusk, it can also be the kind of colour that works fantastically well on the ceiling.
Able to contrast and complement other shades beautifully, you can layer your blues with accessories; throws are an inexpensive and easy way to add a pop of elevated colour to a bedroom in a way that feels comfortable and snug. But the star of bedroom accessories would be an attractive Persian or Oriental rug; a cosy place to sink your feet in the morning, which ties everything together in a space. Classic Blue is a rich and royal hue, which works well on cotton, satin wool and silk.
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Bath in Blue. If you want to channel your dream vacation - blue is your hue. We tend to associate this colour selection with the sea and sky, which makes it the ideal choice for a bathroom. Whether you have a large or small space - you can incorporate blue into your bathroom this year by creating a hypnotising statement wall with dazzling blue tiles. Try it as a backdrop behind the bath or a spot around the sink.
Why not bring it to the floor? If you want to switch it up a bit, the sea inspired floor tiles lay the perfect foundation to your bathroom decor. We are in awe of Claybrook Studio our pick for London based tile producers.
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If you are fully committed to the cause then blue is a desirable kitchen colour at the moment. From cerulean to navy; adding a splash of blue to your kitchen cabinets adds distinction, richness and depth to a space typically full of neutral tones. A slightly bolder Classic Blue hue could give other shades a run for their money.
If you prefer to keep the kitchen a little lighter in colour - try injecting some blue onto a tiled backdrop or only on your appliances. This way you get a splash of colour while maintaining a clean neutral vibe.
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Blue is a visually powerful colour - you don't need to saturate an entire room for it to stand out. When you don't want to overpower the room with blue; keep it confined to the artwork, lighting and table settings.
You can warm up the rich-coloured wooden furniture and highlight with bold blue touches. Painting your chairs make them stand out in the space and brings a hint of trend there. Table linens and crockery are another excellent way to effortlessly layer a new colour trend into your space. Although, the finest way to make a statement without covering your walls in paint, is to place an elegant Persian rug under your table.
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Inject some personality into your home this year! Paint isn't the only way to incorporate blue in a big way, especially in the living room. However, nothing says timeless elegance like a reminiscent night-sky blue on the walls. Both smart and sophisticated Classic Blue is the warmer way of embracing on-trend dark hues. Consider painting your walls in a matte finish for a moodier, more formal, and intimate atmosphere.
When it comes to decorating this space, play with different shades, textures and patterns. Experiment with Classic Blue furnishings to enhance the drama in the space. Tie everything together with upholstered seating and add pops of other colours for a style that feels fresh. Of course a less permanent way to bring in colour, is with an area rug. A patterned Persian rug with give contrast to your living room furniture; rich in both colour and pattern, it doubles the room's depth and character. And if you grow tired of the rug you’ve chosen, it’s relatively easy to change it.
We have selected some of our favourite Persian rugs, that blend well into these blue hues:
What do you think about Pantone’s 2020 pick? Have you used a similar colour in or on your home?
You can check us out on Pinterest and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest trends and rug inspo. Don’t forget you can visit our showroom, to view one of the largest collections of Persian Rugs in London. We also offer a ‘Try before you buy’ service.