Happy 2020 everyone! The new year often inspires us to make some changes to our decor. One of the easiest ways to keep a home looking fresh and current without breaking the bank is to incorporate a few new (or different) decorative accent pieces using popular colors and styles. This is the year to welcome more blue in and around our homes. *This post contains affiliate links.
In the interior design world we are going to be seeing a lot of blue, especially for spring and summer.
Pantone has named “Classic Blue” as the color of the year. Many other reputable paint and design companies have chosen similar colors.
So blue may be trending, but it truly is classic! Even if you aren’t ready for a long term color commitment with blue walls or wallpaper, just a few dishes or textiles can liven up any space. Before long you will be singing that old jazzy classic, “…blue skies…smiling at me…” as you walk through your home.
While Pantone has named classic blue as the color of the year, it is likely we will also be seeing various shades of blue and ocean inspired tones popping up not only in interior design but in fashion as well.
When it comes to adding blue to your home for the first time, finding your inspiration can be an essential part of getting started. For example, if you are an ocean lover, concentrate on creating an easy, breezy coastal vibe by incorporating various shades of blue.
If you have a small space that wouldn’t be costly to repaint or wallpaper, consider experimenting with blue walls to make a bold statement. If you are thinking of new wallpaper or paint, you might be able to save some money using Home Depot coupons.
Blue walls would look beautiful in an entry way with plenty of light. If you want to paint over a darker color but you are concerned about coverage, you can find plenty of info on how to repaint walls online.
While I am not one to conform to trends in interior design or fashion, I do like to keep my home and wardrobe looking refreshed by incorporating a few trendy pieces. I was a bit ahead on the color trend last summer when I used several blue and white accents in my summer decorating. For about two years I had been drawn to blue Chinoiserie china, blue transferware and blue toile du jouy fabric and started a small collection with thrifted pieces I had scored over the last couple of years on my junkin’ adventures.
A Colorful Vintage Cottage Summer Home Tour
While blue may be trending now it is anything but new. Classic blue ginger jars, Chinoiserie, Delft and blue and white transferware have been gracing stately homes and quaint cottages for centuries.
Since my home is neutral it is easy to make a design statement with just a bit of blue by using dishes, pottery and textiles as accents. If you are intimidated by too much blue, you can always keep things simple by using just a few blue accessories.
“Bluebirds…singing a song…nothin’ but blue birds… all day long!” ( I can’t help myself! I am a choir teacher and I actually just started teaching Blue Skies to my choirs at school today so it’s stuck in my head!) I love the sweet blue Chinoserie style bird that I scored at Hobby Lobby last year for less than $2.00 during the 80% off end of spring clearance.
My tiny blue thrifted jars are perfect for cloche vignettes.
More Blue-tiful Decor Inspiration
This bright and beautiful room filled with pops of blue sure does have me longing for sunnier days ahead!
Even if your home isn’t neutral, no worries. Since blue is so classic you can simply add a blue accent piece or two such as a special dish, vase, or lamp without worrying about the colors competing or “clashing.”
While authentic blue and white Chinese pottery can be very expensive, there are many high quality reproductions that can help you create a stylish look for a fraction of the price. All of my blue and white pieces have been thrifted for less than $10.00.
The great thing about decorating with blue dishes is that they will never go out of style, even when “classic blue” isn’t the “color of the year.”
If you aren’t a fan of blue and white Chinese pottery, just use a few blue textiles to easily refresh your home for 2020.
Oh how I love old French blue bottles!
Vintage blue and white dishes and linens are always on my list when I go junkin’.
How fun to give an old piece of furniture new life by painting it blue. So blue-tiful!!!!
Blue Painted Vintage Dresser Makeover~Artsy Chicks Rule
Of course there are plenty of other colors and interior design color schemes that will be trending in 2020 if blue just isn’t your cup of tea. After all, trends aren’t important! My decorating motto is “Surround yourself with the things you love!”
While I prefer a neutral decor scheme overall, I do think it is fun to play around with colorful accents from time to time. I will definitely add some classic French country/English traditional blue accents for spring and summer. I hope this post has inspired you a bit and maybe all the color and decor inspiration will help you beat the “winter blues.” If you would like to add a little blue to your home in 2020, I have suggested some beautiful blue decorative items in my affiliate shopping section below.
.What are your thoughts on blue? Do you already use blue in your home? I love hearing from you, dear readers!
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I am always SOOO out of style that I am shocked that MY blue is currently in. My 80’s Royal Mail Straffordshire dishes, bits of Delft, blue plates on my kitchen soffit, blue toile pillows on my couch and cobalt glass are already in place! Enjoyed seeing all the beautiful things you curated for this post; thank you!January 8, 2020 at 12:56 pm
It sounds absolutely beautiful Kathy!
I will be sharing more blue inspiration next Wednesday that I think you will enjoy. Stop by again any time! Thanks for visiting!January 8, 2020 at 10:11 pm
How fun! I – like Kathy A – am almost never in with the trends, but it’s always so great when something I love comes into fashion! 🙂 I do love this blue! Thanks for the heads up Amber, and Happy Thursday! ????January 9, 2020 at 4:17 pm
Maybe I didn’t scroll far enough down the page yesterday. Wanted to make sure you knew in case.
.Anyway, great post and I have been incorporating some blue accents in our home to bring in the Fench feel.
I love the small cases under your cloche. Always inspiration at your home.
CindyJanuary 9, 2020 at 6:09 pm
I pulled some blue and white out the other day for winter decor. I used it extensively two years ago only to use red as my accent color last year. I love changing up my accent colors. Thanks for the inspiration. I love that you are teaching that classic song to your students. Fun.January 14, 2020 at 7:34 pm
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!January 18, 2020 at 2:41 pm
Great inspiration! I have always loved blue. Now that it’s so popular again, I’m happy I’m able to find more things in things in the stores!February 19, 2020 at 5:16 pm