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.

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. The Twinkles Daddy better watch out, or else we may be decorating again!

Next week we’ll be looking at:


Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 6th February 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Oh my I just love the table lamp it is beautiful, I have a real thing for lighting. I also love that sofa xx

    • 8th February 2015 / 10:55 am

      I have a little of it in my wardrobe too but none in my home — having collated all these pieces I might have to change that!! I love it!! ;) Thanks so much for your comment xx

  2. 8th February 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Love love love! Definitely gives a seaside feel, what we all need :-)

    • 8th February 2015 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment Sabrina! I couldn’t agree more! This shade of blue makes me think of warmer days and look forward to the summer!! x

  3. 8th February 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Such a FAB idea hun!! I love blue, it’s my favourite colour and green!! I love these pantone posts!! Keep ‘um coming! xxx

    • 8th February 2015 / 7:55 pm

      Aaaah thanks lovely! It’s a bit of a headache with some of the colours to find great products but this blue shade was easy — there are SO many gorgeous products that sit with this feature. Makes me want to redecorate!! X

  4. 8th February 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Love this colour your so right with white walls would look great that paining is amazing!

    • 9th February 2015 / 9:27 am

      Aaah it’s great isn’t it? A bit of colour with the blue just lifts everything and makes it look amazing. I love the print too — shame I haven’t got any free wall space!! ;) X

  5. 14th February 2015 / 6:22 pm

    That is a really lovely colour choice, how unusual is that lamp!

    • 14th February 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Thanks Stephanie — the lamp’s lovely isn’t it?! It comes in other shades too — I’ve got my eye on the yellow one! :)

  6. 16th February 2015 / 5:22 am

    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

    • 16th February 2015 / 12:52 pm

      Aww thanks treasure that’s a lovely thing to say! I am loving this dark blue — I don’t live by the sea either but I don’t think it matters! Bring a little of the seaside to me! :)

    • 18th February 2015 / 9:32 am

      Thanks so much Antonia! I really love this colour — so fresh when teamed with white! Just lovely :)

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