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The start of a new decade is a chance for new beginnings, taking chances and finding the undiscovered. So why did Pantone choose Classic Blue as their color of 2020? Because in the midst of all these unknowns, it’s comforting to take a step back and relax in the shade of the comforting, familiar, color blue.
Somehow 2020 has been filled with even more unexpected twists, turns and upheavals than anyone could have predicted. Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman said, “Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”
First, let’s bring that openness into our home space as the season changes and heavy winter necessities are packed away in favor of colorful, breezy summer clothes and furnishings. Turn your bathroom into a cool oasis that refreshes your mind and body at the start and end of every day. Introduce chic shades of blue with Uchino Kiku print and Waffle Twist towels that have a bonus benefit of drying super quick even in the hot summer months.
Look no further than John Robshaw for a quick way to make any size bathroom feel like a seaside oasis. Both the Aloka and Iswar shower curtains add the perfect artisan-crafted feel to your shower while not overwhelming you in loud prints. Finally, get organized even on your bathroom countertop with Michael Aram’s Ocean Reef accessories collection.
Dive into the calm and tranquility of a well-made bed each night with some of our favorite bedding pieces. Change up your look entirely with the Lotus Medallion duvet cover from eco-conscious brand Wellbe or sink into a luxurious After the Storm bedding collection from Michael Aram. If you’re looking for a centerpiece, Bedeck’s Konoko comforter set draws the eye towards a pattern inspired by Indian and Japanese textiles.
As head of design at decoratd said, “This classic blue can be easily layered into a neutral color scheme to add a fresh touch to your home.” Easily refresh your current top of bed with fun, textural additions like the Michael Aram Brushed Landscape pillow or the Wellbe Harmony pillow.
Don’t neglect to update your window treatments, especially as long summer daylight hours come into full bloom. Accent your windows with cool, refreshing blue and let in as much beautiful sunshine and air as possible. Look no further than DKNY for a classic option with the Paradox Backtab Curtain Panel set or a season-specific look with Modern Bloom.
Martha Stewart also has several options that will keep your home bright and airy: both Eucalyptus and Bellefield Floral Panel sets are a delicate summertime accent in the living room or bedroom, while the Bellefeld Floral Valance & Tier set is the perfect upgrade for your kitchen.
Lastly, no summer is complete without a fully kitted out beach bag. Whether you’re setting out for the backyard pool or a seaside vacation, having the right accessories will help make it a perfect day of sun and relaxation. Check out John Robshaw for the beach towel of your dreams in every shade of blue, like Vaya in Indigo, Ramya in Periwinkle and Umida in a classic light blue. Turn to Michael Aram’s watercolor-inspired beach collection for the full set in a calming ombre blue design, including a matching tote bag, pouch and beach towel.
Jump into summer invigorated by your environment and with a fresh perspective inspired by these design tips. No matter where your destination is this summer, a cool, calming blue oasis is always just steps away within the walls of your home.
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