Turning your home into a place you love to spend time couldn’t be more important – and especially during the past few years. We have begun to spend more and more time at home and more time noticing all those niggling features that aren’t welcome in our calm spaces anymore. Every year Pantone, the globally recognised Colour Institute, releases their Colour of The Year – a specific colour that either visually describes what the world has been going through or how they expect this to translate into interior design in the future. And, in 2020, the colour was Classic Blue. A versatile and easy-to-adopt colour within any home, we thought we’d take a look at just a few ways you can bring this tone into your home today.

Why Classic Blue?

Classic Blue was chosen at the turn of the decade. It was selected for the connotations that blue has with feelings of calm, confidence and connection with the world around us. Pantone themselves described the colours as, ‘a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on’ and we’d agree that it is just that. The beauty of blue is its versatility. It rarely offends. It can be dressed boldly with deep sapphire blues or used to inject light colour with pastel hues. Classic Blue sits right in the middle of this – in a place that invites itself into every home.

So, how can you style it in your home?

Carpet

Coloured carpet has an undeniable presence in any room. It brings with it a bright pop of colour that cannot be ignored and one that stands true – even as you change the furniture or accessories around it. In living rooms, it can be crafted from thick pile materials with a luxurious touch to welcome in bare feet and a colour that helps you to feel grounded as you settle in for the night. In bedrooms, it creates a comforting environment that lulls you into the perfect mood for deep sleep.

In our opinion, there’s no better way of bringing specific colours into your home than with carpet. And when working with the right carpet shop, such as our team here at Virtuoso Flooring, it’s incredibly easy to find a manufacturer that will produce hard-wearing and durable carpet in Classic Blue that fits the needs of your home.

Paired with Wooden Floors

The other beauty of blue is how well it goes against the wood. If you’re less keen on a full commitment to this sturdy colour, consider adding soft cushions or throws onto your furniture and then opting for a reliable, strong and sturdy wooden floor option instead. The beautiful grain of real wood flooring pairs elegantly with blue and almost has a regal feel to it. When used in dining rooms, this allows you to bring practicality into your design too. Consider Classic Blue seat cushions or table decorations with the perfect wooden floor that can be swept up and easily maintained afterwards.

Bringing colour into your home, either with Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue – or with your favourite hue is easy with the right support. Here at Virtuoso Flooring, we have over 20 years of experience fitting carpets, wooden floors, vinyl flooring and so much more. So, if you’ve fallen in love with the perfect colour and want help bringing your dreams into reality, request a callback and speak to a member of our specialist team here today.