Classic blue for a trendy home

Classic blue is the color of the year for 2020

Color experts say that blue instills calmness and confidence, highlighting ones desire for a dependable foundation as we usher in the new year. 

KDG Interior’s principal interior designer Peaches De Guzman-Grey said that classic blue gives an impression of stability which can be associated with many objects.

Classic blue for a trendy home

Incorporating this classic color in your home, while employing the basics of interior decorating, can help improve the quality of life. It helps one relax and de-stress after a long day.  

De Guzman-Grey, whose designs and styling works are featured regularly on various magazines and TV shows, shares her expert advice on decorating homes this 2020 with classic blue.

Back to basics

Evaluate certain considerations such as your preferences and lifestyle. Knowing these factors will make your home decorations work better for you and your family.

If your family has small kids, consider that your space should be child-friendly. It would be better if there are no sharp edges, the space is always safe, and there are rooms where they can play freely.

Design according to functionality

It is also essential to design spaces according to the use of your area and rooms. Certain portions of the house which are used for specific tasks require details appropriate for it. That’s why if you are going to decide the specifics such as lighting and furniture, always consider the room’s function, and if it will help you perform your tasks easily.

Incorporate blue in places where you want to be relaxed

Classic blue for a trendy home

De Guzman-Grey mentioned that classic blue is a calming color, thus best to put it in rooms where you want to be relaxed. However, she also emphasized that you need to be careful in putting it in places like the kitchen or dining room as blue is known to be an appetite suppressant. 

Use neutral colors and just inject the blue as an accent

De Guzman-Grey shared that when she designs, she always sticks to neutral palettes, especially in walls and furniture. 

If you will go for neutral, you can instead use classic blue for throw pillows, carpet, accent chairs, and other accessories for emphasis.

Understand that designing is a process

If you have a preferred design, think about how the designs will work for you. Do not just follow trends. 

Be flexible

Classic blue is just a trend which means it can change, and die down quickly. 

One thing De Guzman-Grey advised is to not make any drastic changes at home and decorate accordingly. If you really want classic blue, put it in places where it’s functional and relaxing and inject it as an accessory to pop it out in neutral palettes. 

Classic blue for a trendy home

It is important to decorate your home as this can affect your family’s comfort and purposive use of space.  Whether it’s a house or a condo, this experience becomes much more fulfilling when it’s a home that you can call your own.

IDR Kathleen “Peaches” De Guzan-Grey is the principal interior designer of KDG Interiors and currently a member of the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID). 

Topics: KDG Interior , Peaches De Guzman-Grey , classic blue , interior , Philippine Institute of Interior Designers
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