I love this color!
I am so excited that Pantone selected Classic Blue as the color of the year for 2020 because it’s a favorite of designers like me. Years ago, I was captivated by a beautiful butterfly on black berries flexing its wings at a local farmers market near Chapel Hill, NC so I snapped a photo. The mix of colors is stunning and I am so excited to see and use it more in the next year.
Classic blue is gorgeous and we started seeing it on the apparel fashion runways recently. However, this color is very popular in interiors also. As an Interior Designer I’ve used it for years as an accent color on pillows and accessories. It has become very popular color for kitchen base cabinets and works great with ivory cabinets with gold knobs and pulls.
A few years ago I used it on 2 side chairs in a living room I designed for a client with lots of gold, gray and navy blue. I did not want to use a traditional dark navy so I researched and chose a pretty adjacent color, Classic Blue. The neutral walls and architectural wood beams called for bright accent colors plus the modern design of the chairs were a perfect spot for the color. The fabric was a cleanable Performance Fabric that would last many years in this Mid-Century Farmhouse design.
Don’t be afraid of Classic Blue. It’s all around us and you would be surprised how easily it integrates into existing designs.
First Impressions by Julie Wagner
Chapel Hill, NC