Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. It’s time for you to spice things up and keep up with the trend by having it on your wall or any part of your apartment. After reading this, you might actually go for it. Here we give you five colors that perfectly complement this year’s color which could easily work for your living space.
Classic Blue is timeless and elegant in its simplicity. Pantone, on its website says, “It brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge.” It also says the color aids in concentration and brings laser-like clarity, re-centers our thoughts and fosters resilience and is suggestive of the sky at dusk. If that’s not enough reason for you to go for Classic Blue in your apartment, we don’t know what is.
5 Colors That Complement Classic Blue
Classic Blue + off white
You can never go wrong with blue and white. It’s the perfect combination that naturally spells elegance. It’s fresh and can work for traditional, glam or coastal styles depending on the kind of decors you have. You can have a blue wall with clean white curtains in your bedroom or have blue cabinets with a white countertop in the kitchen. Get classiness with these two colors anywhere in your apartment.
Classic Blue + Leafy Green
One word comes to mind when you put blue and green together — nature. If you love being close to trees and the mountains and you just love the outdoors, you could easily bring nature in your apartment with these two colors. If you want to go for that light feel you can go with a lighter green, but if you want that dramatic look, you can go for a deeper hue of green.
This can work for the colors of your wall in separate areas of your apartment. For example, you can have Classic Blue for your living room and have a light green color for your dining area or vice versa. Whichever works for you. If you don’t want them in your walls, you can easily throw in some plants in any space and get that combination you want naturally.
Classic Blue + Lighter shades of blue
Playing around with different shades of blue can also work. This gives you a monochromatic style that fits that minimalist style most people are into nowadays. You can never go wrong with this combination. It’s simple, easy to do, and can work for any part of your living space. In the kitchen, for example, you can start with Classic Blue walls, light blue color for that island table and the cabinets, and a lighter color for other decors you’d like to add.
Classic Blue + Orange
In the color wheel, the complement of blue is yellow. And if you move a bit around that wheel, you find orange. Putting these two colors together creates a playful bold look. You can start with Classic Blue walls with orange accents. For example, you can have blue walls with orange stools in the kitchen or play around with furniture like a blue couch with orange pillows in your living room. Go for this bold look, it can make any space stand out for the right reasons. Classic Blue can also work with golden yellow, copper, and gold tones.
Classic Blue + Grey
If you aren’t really so much of the bold type, you can go with a safe yet sleek grey. This scheme naturally works for a modern style apartment or living space. Blue cabinets on grey walls in the kitchen or blue curtains and grey walls in the living room. This is an easy choice for those who want simple statements.
With these five colors that easily complement the Classic Blue, you can now decide on what to do with your living room, dining room, bedroom, or even bathroom in your apartment. All it takes is for you to mix and match these colors with the furniture and decor and you’re good to go. Go classic and elegant with blue and white, closer to nature with blue and leafy green, monochromatic with blue and other shades of blue, bold with blue and orange, and simple and sleek with blue and grey. The choice is yours. Get that Classic Blue and get to work.