Design Tip Tuesday- Color Trends: Blue
Updated: Feb 25
Color Trends: Blue
More often than not my client's ask if what we are choosing are "trendy." They are worried they will not like it later down the road.
When Fixer Upper became unbelievably popular I was bombarded by clients, old and new, wanting to design their spaces inspired by the shows distinctive style. They liked the white subway tile for kitchen backsplashes, shaker cabinetry in white or gray, neutral paints colors, all things to me that were timeless, but my clients thought were trendy.
I also have clients apologizing for their color scheme preferences not being in line with trends. I always assure clients that this is THEIR space and if they like red, we can still do it in an updated, timeless fashion.
Paint is a great way to try a "trend" if you are considering jumping on a band wagon. It can be repainted and can be hired out or DIY. Rugs, throw pillows, window treatments, and art are other great ways of bringing in color.
Trends come and go, but your style is developed over time and timeless is always in style.
Blue has overwhelmingly been deemed the trendy color for 2020, but I have been a fan for along time! Blue has an organic feel that can be used in every design style, Mid-Century Modern, Traditional, Transitional, Coastal, Modern Farmhouse, etc.
Blue evokes a sense of calmness and can be light and airy or deep and masculine.
Pantone's Color of the Year 2020- Classic Blue
Image from pantone.com
Benjamin Moore's Color Trend 2020-
Image from benjaminmoore.com
Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2020: Naval
Image from Sherwin-Williams.com
Blue in my work:
-Example of Naval used in a recent PID fireplace feature wall
-Example of how we worked in navy into a space that the client wanted deep reds, but didn't want just red.
Take away- if you really love something, don't question it. Most things can be changed easily like paint, wallpaper, accessories. Bigger items such as cabinetry or flooring should me a little more timeless since they are costly to replace...but not impossible!
So, as you can see, blue is "trendy," but will it go out of style? How?!? Blue is timeless! Maybe certain shades such as periwinkle or baby blue may be off putting to you, so don't use them. Or if you don't like blue, don't use it, trendy or not.
Not sure about what color to use...hit me up and I can help!
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