Each year, Pantone announce their highly-anticipated colour of the year, and this year it’s ‘Classic Blue’. This isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for interior designers to follow, however, it helps designers and individuals to create stunning colour palettes and designs that are right on-trend.
If you’re looking for new ways to spice up your exterior design this year, incorporating classic blue elements is the perfect place to start. To help, the home decor experts over at the Indian Fire Bowl Company are offering their advice on how to make your home stand out with this bold colour.
Who are Pantone?
Pantone are an iconic name in fashion, lifestyle and all things design-related. They provide a unique and universal language of colour and global standard that creatives in all industries rely on.
Over the past 11 years, they have been announcing their ‘colour of the year’, which has helped to inform fashion, interior design and graphic design projects worldwide.
Colour blocking is a great way to add a splash of colour to the outside of your home. Whilst this may seem like a bold choice, there are several ways you can add a hint of classic blue to your exterior design without overdoing it.
You can start with your window frames and doors if you’re not keen on the idea of painting your whole house blue. However, if your house is already a bright hue such as yellow or orange, opting for a more subtle, complementary shade might be a more feasible option.
Classic Blue Accessories
Dressing up the outside of your home with blue accessories is a great way to incorporate this trend into your exterior design. This means that you can easily switch up your style, without the commitment and added cost that comes with redecorating.
Fortunately, there are a wealth of classic blue accessories out there for you to choose from. If you’re looking to add a few blue accents to your home, why not opt for blue door furniture? A blue door handle or knocker can help your home to stand out without looking too jarring.
On the other hand, accessories such as plant pots and ornaments are the perfect way to dress up your entrance or driveway with Pantone’s classic blue. Contrast your plant pots with bright flowers to create a trendy look that your neighbours will be envious of.
Bright Blue Florals
As we get closer towards the end of winter, now’s the time to begin thinking about how to prepare the garden for spring. If you’re aiming to have the most stylish garden on the block this year, transform your outdoor space with bright blue flowers to make the most of this trend.
There a whole host of flowers that you can plant now to create a blue garden in time for spring. Whilst they may not be the rich classic blue that Pantone envisaged, the combination of blues will create a stunning display that you won’t want to look away from.
Here are just a few of the blue flowers that you can welcome into your garden this spring and summer:
- Blue hydrangeas
- Bluestar flowers
- Morning glories
- Blue calla lilies
- Blue anemones