Ideas for Showcasing Your Own Classic Blue Couch
Colorful accents in armchairs, pillows, rugs, art and window treatments beautifully integrate your favorite blue sofa into your design scheme.
The Pantone company created five unique color palettes to show the versatility of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue in design and how it can affect the mood of a room. “Ponder” is an array of cool blues and soothing shades meant to impart a calming meditative feel. “Snorkel” plays tropical hues such as coral, lime and soft pink off Classic Blue. “Desert Twilight” melts from Classic Blue to warm metallic copper and gold hues and Red Violet found in the early evening sky. Intriguing “Exotic Tastes” reflects natural seasonings, condiments and healthy foods such as mango, honey and bayberry. The “Untraditional” palette mixes things up with unexpected combinations, including green, cherry red and shimmering brass.
Each one of these palettes encourages you to engage all your senses in creating a room design. Begin with one as a template or create your own look using our color accent tips as a guide.
- Bring in Complementary Warm Colors
Classic Blue and other hues within the blue family such as navy, indigo, cobalt and teal are cool tones. Adding complementary warm tones such as pops of vibrant orange, red and yellow to the room in a throw pillow, graphic print or even an accent chair gives your room and warm, spirited lift. If bright orange feels like too much try burnt orange, peach or apricot.
A dark blue couch can become the neutral element that grounds a palette of bold, bright colors such as red, peppermint green and yellow in a modern contemporary design. Adding a graphic blue, green and ivory or blue, red and tan rug can tie room together. A rule of thumb is to match the secondary color in a patterned rug to your sofa and match the third rug color to your pillows, drapes, wall color or other accents in the room.
The glimmer of a warm gold or brass lamp, sculpture or chandelier will beautifully highlight the rich, blue of your sofa.