Damn right I’ve got the blues
Classic blue & white – beyond fashion
Some colour combinations transcend the whims of fashion to become perennial favourites. Timeless blue and white is a decorative pairing that has stood the test of time. Think Chinese porcelain to delftware, Wedgewood to chic coastal stripes.
Elegant in its simplicity, it always feels right in our homes because it feels fresh, looks effortlessly stylish and is endlessly versatile.
Colour of the year 2020
And wouldn’t you know it, the Panatone Colour Institute even made classic blue the official colour of the year for 2020. In announcing the hero of the colour world, they noted PANATONE 19-4052, a rich cobalt blue is suggestive of the sky at dusk, the vast and infinite evening sky.
So right for these uncertain times, we gravitate towards the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking Classic Blue. It highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
“Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, it re-centres our thoughts and fosters resilience.” Wow! I want some!
Whatever blue you choose, white is the perfect blank canvas complement, whether you love contemporary, country or coastal looks.
Teaming indigo and white in our natural dyed bed covers, quilts and cashmere throws is an easy way to bring sharp focus to a room. The deep blue shades make the white appear crisper adding sumptuous style without overwhelming a space.
Blue and white works beautifully in a bedroom. Layering bedding in blue and white is an easy refresh for instant charm. And while dark hues in geometrics, shapes and spots make a statement, lighter shades of eggshell and grey instil a sense of breeziness and calm.
Cushions too are a great way to dip in and experiment with the colour palette. Scatter them around a room to play up the calming atmosphere. If you’re looking to bring in a light touch, lean into coastal blues. Add embroidered global prints incorporating a splash of vivid red or yellow to brighten up an outdoor room.
Whatever your decorating style, shades of blue and white are always right for you. Limitless options beckon you to have fun inspiring the exact mood that works for your every moment.
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