Designers, home decor experts, and marketing experts: it’s finally that time of year to start rejoicing! Girl, why? Well, Pantone releases their new color of the year for 2020.
What is Pantone?
You might be asking precisely what Pantone is. In 1963, Pantone created a color matching system that provided a universal language of color that is used by designers, manufacturers, and the like for standard. The Pantone Color of the year is an essential color system in the world because it simplified a way to classify and match colors in a color catalog. Pantone has been the go-to color matching system for the design industry, paint, and textile manufactures.
To expand on the success of colors, in 2000, Pantone announced they would create a Color of the Year as a way to set trends for branding and marketing as a whole. Every December, people from all over the world in various industries wait with much excitement to know the color of the year for the following year.
The 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue!
How can you incorporate Classic Blue into your home?
You might be wondering, “well, Nicole, I don’t really know how to incorporate classic blue into my house.” Girl, I got you!
My love for blue started in our first home. I would never admit this to Jerome, but I remember the day he suggested we paint our living room walls Indigo Batik by Sherwin Williams. I thought he had lost his mind. But, after seeing it on the walls and the calming feeling the room gave me, I’ve never turned back.
Classic blue is one of those colors that can go with most colors that are in your house already. Already have gray in your home? Fantastic, add classic blue for that POP of color. White walls? Okay, add classic blue. The variety of classic blue is terrifically endless.
When you are trying to add new upholstery fabrics such as curtains, furniture, and pillows, adding in classic blue will tie your room together and give it a modern and fashionable look. What a variety! You can also add classic blue case goods or home accessories to your home decor to make use of the popular color.
But the absolute best way to incorporate classic blue (or any other color of the year) into your home is through small home items like throw pillows, throws, and accessories. You don’t have to make any big purchases when you are trying to stay up to date on current trends in the industry.
What if I want to buy new items?
Just a general rule of thumb: buy neutral large pieces like sofas, chairs, rugs, and curtains and then incorporate color through small items that are easy to interchange. In addition, throw pillow covers are best because they minimize storage space and are usually less expensive than buying the inserts as well.
To make a more significant statement using Pantone’s color of the year, try peel and stick wallpaper or painting a focal wall, like I did in my dining room for the Fall One Room Challenge. If you’re a master of DIY, you can create a statement focal wall and paint it a classic blue or hire a finish carpenter to create one for you.
This year, I will be incorporating classic blue into my home accessories like throws and pillows. What do you think of Pantone’s Color of the Year? Let me know in the comments down below. If you want more home decor tips and tricks, check out the Gallery Wall Tips and Template.
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