The new year brings more than resolutions and lifestyle changes. To us the new year brings fresh inspiration and a new look on design for the upcoming year. Pantone recently released the 2020 colour of the year, 19-4052 Classic Blue. They describe the colour as “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection as we cross the threshold into a new era.” We could not agree more with the sentiment as we forge into the decade with excitement for what the future holds in design.
We look to colour for inspiration and to drive our design projects. Colour holds so much power in our spaces and ultimately can influence our mood and behaviour. If we think about Classic Blue, it is easy to make a connection to nature. For us Classic Blue brings to mind being out on the open ocean or a handful of blueberries from the garden and those visuals are comforting and thus will translate into a comfortable, warm and inviting space. There is no question that Pantone had a connection to the earth in mind when they picked this colour.
Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, told TIME that Classic Blue was inspired by the sky at dusk and explains why she thinks it is resonating with so many people. “It’s a reassuring blue, full of calm and confidence. It builds connections. It speaks to our feelings of anticipation, when you think about the sky at dusk, the day isn’t over. You’re thinking, what’s ahead of us? It’s reassuring, but thought-provoking.” She continues by saying “We’re living in a time that requires trust and faith and confidence. We all see this blue sky and can relate to it, it’s approachable.”
This year take time to find what colours speak to you and how you feel when around them. By becoming more aware you may be able to create a more energized, comfortable, creative and memorable home for yourself. In terms of implementing this gorgeous colour into your spaces, the possibilities are endless. Here are some of our favourite interior design examples at Si & Oui:
If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to bring these trends to your home this year, you’re in the right place. We believe that anything is possible with a little creativity and imagination. Our team would love to help you freshen up your space. Contact us today to get started at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear from you! We would also love to see you on social media, so let us know which trends are your favourite over on our Instagram page @si_and_oui.
Happy New Year everyone!