For The Love of Blue
Did you know, blue is said to be the world’s favourite colour. And we’re not surprised. As you may have noticed we have quite the soft spot for it here at Spode. It was indeed our founder, Josiah Spode I, who redefined the British pottery industry with his production method for blue and white ceramics and introduced the world to Spode blue.
The colour blue is now an interior classic, and with its thousands of different tints and shades to explore there’s always something about it to keep us interested.
In 2016 we saw Pantone claim Serenity Blue as one of its two colours, while Dulux opted for Denim Drift the year after. Then this year we’ve got Classic Blue as Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020, describing it as, “a timeless and enduring blue hue… elegant in its simplicity.” We just can’t seem to get enough.
What the Colour Blue Symbolises:
Blue is a calming colour, evocative of the sea and sky, and one that is often used to create a sense of relaxation and concentration in a room. The colour blue also conjures up feelings of security and confidence, is often seen as a reliable and responsible colour, and represents faith and wisdom.
This multifaceted colour is also said to be one of the most productive colours of the rainbow. Over half of the flags in the world feature the colour blue, it’s the most commonly used colour within business, and across the globe blue jeans are being worn by people every day. Where would we be without it?
How to use Blue in the Home:
Think about how you want to feel in a room before opting for the specific shade for your blue decor. Bold, bright blues can lift you up while maintaining a sense of calm, whilst deeper shades ooze sophistication and make wonderful backdrops for decorative displays.
Introducing blue with blocks of colour, either with blue living room walls or with key pieces of furniture, makes an extraordinary statement. And one we adore. But layering different shades and textures can work just as well too if finding the perfect colour match is proving tricky.
Not brave enough for quite so much blue in one room? Try pairing it with other colours to achieve the right balance for you. Grey and blue living rooms are a popular choice, and we find blue looks particularly magnificent alongside pinks, oranges and yellows.
Introducing a new colour to your space can be daunting and one you may want to experiment with before completely committing. So instead, give just a gentle nod to your favourite blue tint by adding little splashes to ease you in. Play with pops of blue home accessories with ceramics and textiles for a gentle but satisfying touch.
Love the colour blue just as much as us? Get more home style inspiration on our Pinterest board. We’d also love to see how you use blue in your home, tag us in your posts on social @by_spode #spode