As we enter 2020, we’re embarking on more than just a new year – it’s a brand-new decade. This fresh start is reflected in the trending colours of the year for 2020 – from earthy green to pale pink to classic blue – which highlight feelings of airiness, optimism and comfort that beg to be put on display. Want to integrate these colour palettes into your decor? We’ve rounded up a few colour-of-the-year-inspired ideas to help you bring the latest trends into your home.
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Say Hello to Pantone’s Classic Blue
While last year was all about vibrant, lively Living Coral, Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020 is all about a calm, confident, classic: PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue – a timeless shade of blue to welcome the new decade. Hello Doormat, West Elm, $40.
A Foot Above the Rest
According to Pantone, Classic Blue is a calming, timeless hue that “highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Dependable, stable – sounds like this elegant ottoman (which is a triple threat as it also functions as storage or seating) in a luxe blue. Kvell Boto Tall Storage Ottoman, Indigo, $80.
Blue for Bedtime
Blue is a perfect colour for the bedroom – the hue’s chill vibes are ideal for channelling tranquillity come bedtime – so why not tuck yourself in with a pop of classic blue? This crescent-stitch quilt is made from sustainable eucalyptus fibres and features recycled polyester filling for a comfy choice. TENCEL Crescent Stitch Quilt, Double/Queen, West Elm, $269.
Nature and all its wonders are recurring design themes this year and these polished blue agate geode bookends combine nature and classic blue to statement-making, semi-precious effect. Blue Agate Bookends, Indigo, $45.
Mix Things Up
Small appliances, big impact: bring a pop of blue to your kitchen counters (without a remodel) with countertop appliances in a statement-making shade. This KitchenAid stand mixer is an essential for home chefs and comes in a rich blue hue. KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, Amazon, $470.
Adding colour to your walls is the quickest way to make a big change in a room, whether you paint, wallpaper or hang art. Another bluesy-chic option? These easy-to-install and actually elegant wall decals bring big-impact blue blossoms to your space, but can be removed when you’re ready for a change. Urban Walls Water & Ink Decal, Indigo, $225.
Back to Nature With Behr
As its name suggests, Behr’s 2020 Colour of the Year, Back to Nature (S340-4), is an ode to the outdoors – “a restorative and revitalizing green hue that engages the senses and pairs well with other colours both inside and outside your home.” Naturally, the ideal place to first add this hue to your home is with an elegant planter (perfect for holding a new favourite indoor plant). Rivet Mid-Century Ceramic Planter With Iron Stand 14″H, Amazon, $62.
Time to Think Green
Green is stylish on its own – but it’s even better when paired with other trends. Case in point: this sleek clock pairs terrazzo with pops of pale green for an all-day chic aesthetic. Deco Clock – Speckled Stone, West Elm, $69.
Another way to add a touch of revitalizing green to your space is with a throw pillow – whether on the bed or couch. This duo of pillow covers is gorgeous, green and ultra-soft with a velvet finish. MERNETTE Velvet Soft Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers, Amazon, $22.
Cut a Comfy Rug
Want something plush underfoot? A green carpet, like this shag area rug, provides a jolt of trend-right colour and soft warmth to any room. Stick with an earthy green shade for a stylish ode to the look of fresh grass in the forest. Safavieh California Shag Collection Green Area Rug, 8′ x 10′, Amazon, $383.
Rest Your Head
Frame your bedtime routine in green: this plush, cushioned headboard is an easy way to add comfort, support and a lively touch of green to your bedroom. YIHANGG Reading Pillow Headboard, Amazon, $144.
Shine on With Benjamin Moore’s First Light
Move over millennial pink – Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year for 2020 shows off the softer side of the shade. Dubbed by the company as “a refreshing alternative to white or beige,” First Light (2102-70) is an effervescent, airy, pale pink that works as a new neutral for the new decade. What better way to sweep this soft pink into your living room than with a mid-century modern side table, which incorporates a lamp for extra light and brightness? Wenhui Side Table With Attached LED Lamp, Amazon, $305.
Lounge in Luxury
Pink is the new neutral, especially when it comes to furniture. This tufted bench ottoman, styled in soft velvet, makes a sophisticated (and inviting) addition to your living room. CosmoLiving Allura Rectangular Pink Velvet Fabric Tufted Bench Ottoman, Amazon, $307.
Honour your wanderlust in an unexpectedly stylish, sophisticated way with a classic globe in a pretty pink design – it’s begging to be the star of your office or den. Pink Globe, Indigo, $60.
A Slice of Pink
Power pink makes a welcome addition to your kitchen countertop with this mid-century inspired (but totally modern) toaster for two. Smeg 2-Slice Toaster, Indigo, $230.