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Every year Pantone selects a color for the year and this year they have chosen Classic Blue. Their choice often influences interiors by becoming a major color available at our favorite home stores. You will see it in everything from textiles, to rugs, to decorative accessories, and beyond. Although we don’t always jump on board with their choice, we think there is lots to love about blue. It’s a classic color with lasting appeal that is soothing, looks beautiful within many different aesthetics, and contrasts in a really pretty way with all the trending warm colors. Take a look at five different ways you can add Classic Blue into your own home and be on trend with Pantone's Color of the Year!

1. Accessories:

Classic Blue accents pop in this coastal kitchen from the Turkish runner to the Kitchen Aid Mixing Stand. Add a little of the color into your own space with pillows, rugs, and ceramics.

2. Accent Furniture:

Beautiful blue velvet chairs make a statement, especially with beautiful pleat details and brass accents. They add rich color to an otherwise neutral space.

3. Paint:

Although we for the most part love to keep our walls white, we love adding painted cabinetry to our bath and laundry rooms. Here, classic blue pairs with white and neutral wood for a really fresh look.

4. Accent Wall:

Add pattern and texture in Classic Blue with wall covering. In our Vidriosa Project, we layered organic colors and textures. The blue Eskayal wall covering adds a little color that is beautiful in the space.

5. Contrasting Warm Tones:

Last years color of the year, Living Coral, became huge, ushering in a shift in color trends toward warm and earthy colors. Classic Blue blends in a really pretty way with coral, sage, rust, mustard yellow and browns. Mix it all together for a richer layered look.

Lastly, I predict you will cross this color in many ways when you're out this year. Here a few pieces that draw in this beautiful shade that caught my eye:

We're excited to see how you all add blues to your own designs. Make sure to share them with us @carriagehousestudiomn on Instagram! And, if you'd like recommendations for specific pieces for your home, send me a message or reach me here!


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