Feeling blue

Pantone’s Color of the Year is a perfect fit for Michiganders.
This hue is a delight to incorporate into the home, and it blends seamlessly with most colors and any style. Courtesy Deidre Interiors

Living in Michigan, we are never more than 20 minutes from freshwater. The color blue, in all its forms, resonates deeply with those who live, work and play in this great state. That’s why the Pantone Color Institute color for 2020, Classic Blue, is so fitting for our region! Every year, Pantone, which provides the universal color matching system for
the design and print industry, announces its color of the year in reaction to technology, world events, culture and environmental influences.

Classic Blue is calming, universally loved, timeless and modern all at once. This hue is a delight to incorporate into the home, and it blends seamlessly with most colors and any style.

Grounded, rich and bright
Mixing warm and cool colors together in the home creates the most dynamic combination. Warm and cool tones are abundant in nature and, when combined in an innovative way, create maximum energy and interest.

Aztec Yellow is a bold, deep saturated color with a hint of zing. It doesn’t fall flat and complements blue in a rich way. Dusk Pink is a cool pink with a hint of coral and creates a lighter, breezier mood when combined with any shade of blue. For neutrals, we love to mix Kendall Charcoal with any hue. A light room with Kendall Charcoal and Classic Blue will feel classic and a bit serious, if that is the mood you are looking for. Lastly, Harbor Haze is a soft, cool blue that presents a monochromatic palette when combined with Pantone’s Classic Blue.

Our favorite combination is a home with a mix of all these accent colors. The possibilities are endless with tile, paint, fabric, wallpaper, trim, rugs and art.

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Deidre Remtema is the principal and creative director of Deidre Interiors, a boutique residential interior design firm specializing in turnkey services for custom homes. Deidre Interiors serves clients in both city and country landscapes, vacation properties and legacy homes.