Article written by Bruno Ferreira
Pantone‘s Colour of the Year is out and it is Classic Blue, which is elegant in its simplicity, a timeless and enduring blue hue. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking Pantone Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, Classic Blue re-centres our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, it fosters resilience.
Blue represents both the sky and the sea and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.
Blue is a cool and calming colour that shows creativity and intelligence. It has positive effects on the mind and the body. As the colour of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming and exude feelings of tranquillity. Blue helps to slow human metabolism, is cooling in nature, and helps with balance and self-expression.
Most blues convey a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding. On the other hand, blue evolved as a symbol of depression in North-American culture. “Singing the blues” and feeling blue” are good examples of the complexity of colour symbolism and how it has been evolved in different cultures.
The Classic style, just like the name shows, is in itself the definition of iconic. Its elegance and comfort remount us to art, to the antique and to symmetry. The aesthetical appeal of this movement is able to make you feel longing, even bringing up a nostalgic feeling.
Classic is all about harmony, order and friendly charm. In interior design, neutral paint on the walls is the ideal canvas for this deco, so that it can hence the room’s furniture, artwork and accent pieces. Inspired by the 18th and 19th-century European décor, this is a timeless style, rich with history.
The style prides itself on its harmony, order and its friendly charm. Fusing bold accents colours with neutral walls in order to create a warm and inviting space which also feels dignified. Patterns are also standard décor, and the hardwood floors are always dark coloured wood tones like maple, mahogany, cherry, Merbau and walnut.
Dolmens are ancient stone monuments from the Neolithic period. These unique structures were the inspiration behind the ARDARA Console Table. With a finish in gold leaf with a gloss varnish, this console table will give a unique twist to any interior design.
Nature in its rawest form flows through CAY Side Table as lava flows during a volcano eruption. With a tabletop in bronze glass and a base in casted brass, this occasional table embodies Nature’s ultimate scream.
In the border between Argentina and Brazil, there is one of the most striking views in the world – the Iguazu falls. IGUAZU Armchair perfectly combines the strength of these mesmerizing waterfalls. As a high-back lounge chair, upholstered in cotton velvet and with matte lacquered legs, it will create a comforting corner in any modern interior design.
The Scottish Loch Maree is surrounded by a picturesque mountain with a rugged landscape. MAREE Sofa portrays that rough landscape softened by the tufted cotton velvet. This impressive living room sofa gives a modern flair to the classic chesterfield sofa.
The allure of Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave was the inspiration for NAICCA Suspension Light, a round chandelier that represents the legend of crystal origins. The aged brushed brass structure and the Quartz crystal diffuser merge together to brighten any home decor, filling the room with a strong yet peaceful atmosphere.
Kayan women are known for using neck rings with the intention of lengthening their necks. All the way from Myanmar, KAYAN Round Mirror is made of a unique aged brushed brass structure. This decorative mirror will surely spice up a boring wall.