This year’s Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue, which is especially fitting for the interior design world. In terms of color trends, shades of blue are often at the forefront. This has been evident in several Zillow paint color analyses for the past several years. In 2017, homes with blue kitchens and bedrooms were sold for almost $2,000 over similar homes on the market. Even more astonishing, blue bathrooms were reported to sell for $5,440 more than expected! And in 2018, homes with navy blue front doors were also shown to improve home value by almost $1,500.
Even if you’re not looking to sell your home, blue is a timeless color that many people love. It can be both vibrant and calming at the same time. That’s why we’ve decided to round up several ways you can use Classic Blue and other shades of blue to bring life to your home.
ON THE OUTSIDE
Blue is one of the most versatile colors to use on the exterior of your home. It’s a timeless color even when used as the main color for your home’s siding. And as we’ve mentioned above, navy blue was and is still a popular choice for front doors and improves homes value. For cohesive curb appeal, find a mailbox that matches your front door!
If you’re looking for more options outside of paint, though, there are a variety of outdoor accessories that can be used to accent your home. Have any of your guests ever had trouble finding your house because they couldn’t see the house numbers? Individual or plated house numbers in Classic Blue will not only add style to the outside of your home but stay functional and visible. Outdoor upholstery and accent tiles are other exterior decor ideas in which Classic Blue would be well highlighted.
Other than painting the walls, there are plenty of opportunities to incorporate Classic Blue into your home. Blue has been one of the top kitchen colors when it comes to remodeling. For living rooms with light-colored walls, consider larger furniture pieces, like a sofa, to use as a focal point in the room. Complementary accessories to add in any room include throw pillows, blankets, vases, lamps, and rugs; there are all good options to add in that extra bit of color.
When redecorating, remodeling, or planning something brand new, there are many ways to incorporate Classic Blue into your home. Whether you’re looking to subtly include or prominently showcase more blue in your home, our designers at WPL Interior Design are here to help. We can help guide you through finding the perfect pieces for your home, as well as finding the best prices for what you need. To get started on your next home color project, fill out our design inquiry form.