Each year, The Pantone Color Institute selects a “Color of the Year,” a single hue meant to reflect current culture, events, and ideas. After much anticipation, Pantone has announced the color of 2020: Classic Blue.
This deep, tranquil blue welcomes the upcoming decade with thoughtfulness and stability. “It’s a reassuring blue,” said Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman, “full of calm and confidence. It builds connection.” In the past, Pantone’s yearly color selections have reverberated across fashion, design, and home décor. This year, we’re lucky to have a color that can, as Pressman said, “inject creative confidence into interiors,” and be “easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes.” The versatile, yet eye-catching Classic Blue mingles well with a wide range of kitchen styles. Here are someways you can add this chic color to your kitchen.
Invite calm, confident energy into your kitchen with a fresh coat of Classic Blue. Although painting may seem like a serious undertaking, it doesn’t have to be as drastic as you think. Instead of repainting your whole kitchen, why not choose an accent wall or ceiling to make over? Or, try painting your valences, corbels, and window frames. These dashes of color will add a grounding, trendy touch to your home.
If you aren’t in a DIY mood, forget the paintbrush and pop over to your favorite furniture store. Classic Blue stools, chair cushions, and bistro chairs make a wonderful addition to home bars and breakfast nooks.
Swap your old light fixtures for Classic Blue sconces, pendants, and chandeliers. The placement and styles of light sources can make a real difference in a room. As a tranquil, meditative color, blue is perfect for creating soft, serene lighting. Consider adding a blue lampshade to your main light source or embellishing smaller lights with blue accents.
From place mats to cutlery, Classic Blue shines as a mealtime accessory. Blue has had a place on the table since Chinese artisans began crafting blue-and-white ceramics in the 14th century. Later popularized among European aristocrats, this crockery style is cherished for its sophisticated contrast and intricate designs. Whether you’re opting for traditionally styled blue china or a set of fun cobalt cups, blue tableware adds a piece of playful elegance to the dining area. Display your classic blue tableware behind your glass-front cabinets or set your breakfast bar with these dashing blue accessories.
Looking for a quick and easy way to add Classic Blue to your kitchen? Curtains and hand towels can add a pinch of color in a snap. Give your kitchen a chic and speedy makeover with a few of these soft accessories.
How are you incorporating Classic Blue into your kitchen? Snap a pic of your awesome ideas and tag Facebook or Instagram @CabinetsToGo. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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