Colour Your World | #5 Pantone Classic Blue

The fourth colour in our Pantone spring forecast series is Classic Blue.

This is a colour staple in terms of fashion but it’s sometimes overlooked in modern interiors because it can feel quite dark. But team it with fresh white walls and pick up another accent colour, to warm things up a little bit — pink, coral, chartreuse, turquoise or purple — and you’ve got yourself a winner!

There are lots of nautical themed accessories in this shade out at the moment — I spied lots in Zara Home where they’d got a great selection of marine print cushions in cobalt blue and white.

This colour-scheme brings to mind East Coast America — it makes me think of The Hamptons, Clapboard houses and beach-side living. It’s chic and very adaptable; add a few pieces to an all white colour scheme and you’ve got a lovely fresh feel. Or forego the current trend for charcoal grey walls and paint your walls in a deep navy shade — add some warm wood furniture, leather and gilt —and you’ve transformed the room into a gentleman’s club or boutique hotel.

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Colour Your World in Pantone Classic Blue

1. Knot Garden Woollen Blanket in Bluestone — Melin Tregwynt
2. Round Coral Frame — Zara Home
3. Rochetta Pools Canvas Print — Loaf
4. Salma Cushion — Dunelm Mill
5. Seletti Bouche, Glass Table Lamp — Heals
6. Miss Clementine Sofa, Navy — Sofa Workshop
7. Sullivan Wood & Metal Side Table — Swoon
8. LSA Cirro Vase — House Of Fraser

This is definitely my favourite of the shades we’ve looked so far. It’s so versatile and I found so many great pieces too, it was really hard to pick just eight! I’ve also created a mini Pinterest board, to give a little more inspiration!

There’s a gorgeous pic of a navy hallway, with a crisp white staircase, I’ve particularly got my eye on. My husband better watch out, or else we may be decorating again!

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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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16 thoughts on “Colour Your World | #5 Pantone Classic Blue”

  1. I am a massive fan of nautical colours. I wish I lived by the seaside so I could use them more. That sofa is to die for. I love all these posts. You are one clever lady with a brilliant eye for design. Thanks for linking up to #SundaysStars. Hugs Mrs H xxxx


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