Thats Why They Call It The Blues
Nov 21, 2022
So, Pantone have announced their colour of the year … Classic Blue. “Meh” that’s the word I use to describe it. It doesn’t scream at me going “Wow! how cool am I!” nor does it go “Wow! That is ugly!” so to me it’s meh … just meh.
However, blue is one of my favourite interior colours … so what shade of blue would I recommend?
My absolute favourite Resene has to be Resolution Blue. It’s the perfect intense, bold shade and why opt for something safe when you can go for something amazing (that’s the Miss Lolo ethos when it comes to Interior Design BTW).
A bold blue such as Resolution Blue is really optimized when used with a clean, crisp white (such as Resene Alabaster); it allows the blue to truly shine. It’s a shade that also looks stunning when paired with all shades of wood; blonde through to rich mahogany tones, they all work. It also provides a stunning backdrop to display art, especially with gold frames ☺
If you’re looking for a slightly different way to use this blue, I absolutely love this example of it being used on the kitchen cabinets. All images sourced from Pinterest.
Featured above: Above: Pinterest sourced images.
Stylists tip: This is ultimately an easy colour to work with. My preference is to paint out a whole room, rather than just a feature wall. But I would definitely paint the ceiling and trims a clean, crisp white. Avoid using with cream tones.