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Classic blue has been dubbed the colour of the year 2020 by Pantone and we can’t stop thinking of ways to use it. Incorporating a bold colour in your living space while preventing it from looking disconnected and abrasive can be a challenge. On top of that a long commitment to a certain trend might not be everyone’s cup of tea. So, we’ve compiled a list of how you can incorporate classic blue, the Pantone colour of the year, in your homes this year. 

Pop Walls

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Classic blue can be used to paint all four walls if your home is spacious. You can also opt for blue wallpapers. If classic blue on all walls is too overwhelming for you, highlight one wall or just a part of one wall. A single powerful colour accent in an otherwise neutral room is enough to make a statement.

Throw some colour on the floor

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Blue and white tiles in celtic or geometric patterns instantly lend a character to the space. If you’re a fickle decor aficionado and structural changes are not your thing, then opt for carpets and rugs. A classic blue solid or patterned rug placed under a coffee table, in the dining area, or around a reading chair is a great way to add colour of the year to your humble abode.  

Use statement furniture in blue 

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Instantly enhance the aesthetics of the room by opting for saturated pieces of furniture. Bring in blue with wing chairs, sofas, ottomans, and more. Paint a drawer chest blue or paint the inside of a book shelf to make this trendy colour pop. 

Paint the doors blue

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Make a bohemian chic impression with classic blue doors. It’s an easy way to incorporate colour to your home. Paint the main door or connecting doors blue. If you choose to introduce colour through doors, using blue on the cupboards and cabinets is another route to take. 

Pack a punch of blue through accessories

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Use this classic blue as an accessory. Hang blue porcelain over the console or bring in blue accents with vase, lamps, and other artefacts. When it comes to home accessories, sky is the limit. 

Use blue prints and textiles

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Arguably the easiest way to add blue to your house is the use of blue coloured textiles. Swap your cushion covers, bed linen, duvet covers, and pillow covers for blue solids and prints. Want to up the ante a little further? Use blue window treatments. Think of refurbishing the seat covers. Use blue printed table linens and table mats to bring blue to your dining area. It will be a refreshing change. 

Hang a blue Wall Art

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Paintings not only reflect a taste in art but are also a great way to add texture, dimension, and colour. Let your blue dominant artwork take the centrestage in a neutral themed room. 

Add blue appliances, crockery, and serveware

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Bring in blue coloured appliances like lighting, kettle, toaster, and more if you want to keep your commitment to one colour rather flexible while staying current with the trend. Add multiple blue pops to the space and make it interesting. 

Monika Sharma
Putting pro in procrastination, Sharma is a textile graduate from NIFT Delhi who has found her niche in writing and making graphics. When she’s not working, you’ll find her in the hills listening to Jason Mraz.