How to use the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020 in a child’s bedroom.
You may or may not know that every year, colour experts at Pantone forecast their colour predictions for the year ahead.
They analyse a wide range of sectors in depth to make this forecast, taking into account social, environmental and political factors, as well as trending colours from the previous year, to create the ‘Colour of the Year.’
This is then broadcast throughout branding, marketing and creative society as a whole, offering designers, marketers, creators and brands a chance to work together and build a strong and powerful colour presence.
For 2020, we’re very pleased to see that timeless and enduring Classic Blue has been named colour of the year by Pantone.
“Brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge” – Pantone
Blue is a universal favourite and certainly tops our list as a cool colour for kids. Using Blue in kid’s rooms helps to create a restful, tranquil space that will also instil calm and confidence. When used in large volumes, it can also really pack a punch!
It’s a familiar colour that never really dates, and works well as a neutral shade with many other hues. Apart from making a striking duo with White, it also matches well with shades of Grey, Mustard, Pink and Lime.
Classic Blue for 2020 is a beautiful deep hue that contains a lot of green, so it is really versatile for interior spaces, and particularly so in kids’ bedrooms as it’s a great option for a gender neutral scheme.
We think Classic Blue is perfect for the autumn. As it is a dark and very deep shade, Classic Blue is ideal for a bedroom, a reading corner and a study area.
Here are our Top Tips on how to use 2020’s Classic Blue in your kid’s bedroom.
1. Stick to a neutral base by using a pop of Blue with the furniture
If space comes at a premium and you are looking for a bed that ticks the sleep, study and store boxes then consider the Devon Compact Mid Sleeper.
This super cool, contemporary Mid Sleeper Bed with its slide out study desk, drawers, shelves and storage cupboard is the perfect bed combination solution for growing children.
It is practical yet stylish and will give your child or teenager the space required for homework and recreational activities alike.
If you are looking for that all important WOW! factor then this Bentley Compact 3-in-1 Bed, certainly offers everything your growing child or teenager might want in a bedroom!
Complete your child’s bedroom with this fantastic, 3-in-1 space-saving bed which includes two full sized extra length adult sized beds, handy underbed storage that can also be used as a third additional bed plus a large pull-out desk with plenty of storage.
Your child will remain safe in the top bed thanks to the protective rails. This bed is easy to access via an attached ladder, which can be mounted on either the right or left side of the bed.
2. Go bold with Blue
If your child loves the idea of a beautiful, bold, blue bedroom then rather invest in bedroom furniture that is neutral to contrast against their new bold blue backdrop.
In this set Fiona Campos, stylist at Little Folks Furniture chose a strong blue for the feature wall, coupled with a gorgeous teal on the adjacent side, to give the space depth.
The Grey bed makes a welcome change from always defaulting to white furniture. It’s fabulous for those wanting something a little more trend-led, and helps create a modern and stylish space.
As a highlight colour for the scheme below, she opted for Lime Green. Possibly not the most obvious choice, but this zesty Lime really lifts the whole space and helps the bed stand out.
This Blue, Lime and Grey combination would work really well for an Under the Sea, Dinosaur or Aliens inspired themed room.
3. Not just for boys!
One of our favourite partners of Classic Blue is a soft, dusky Pink. Used here with a contrasting Oak and White Bunk, the pink off-sets the blue beautifully, and creates a sophisticated, tranquil space.
4. If in doubt, add more Blue!
Here are some ideas on how you can bring this year’s on-trend colour into your kid’s room – whether that’s through small accessories or bold bedding sets.
- Bedding and Rugs
Finishing touches like these will add some personality to the space and will help create a soft, tranquil feel that’s sure to have them ready for slumber in no time.
- Occasional Furniture
Our Blue Lolly Chair stands out for its elegance. The more original and striking the design, the greater the effect.
If you’re not convinced by the idea of using it too much, but prefer to opt for a detail that updates or adds a bit of colour to the decoration of a room, consider whether you could perhaps include Classic Blue through lighting. We love this super cool, modern metal clip lamp by Lifetime Kidsrooms!
Just clip it onto a ledge, where you need some light. It can be adjusted to shine in nearly any direction and it won’t ruin your furniture, thanks to the protective pads on the clip.
Perfect for use on a top bunk for night-time reading. It can also be used clamped onto the edge of a desk.
“…A solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on” – Pantone
We hope we’ve given you a little inspiration with these suggestions.
So, happy decorating! And be sure to keep following our blog it for more great ideas!