Trend Alert: True Blue, Baby 2020 Loves You!

I always find January and February such an exciting time in the interior world. Not only are we starting to see small signs of spring, the big trends for the year are beginning to emerge! Yay! From what I've seen, there's one colour in particular that's been popping up everywhere at the start of the year: blue. I particularly love the beautiful light to mid shade which I'll refer to as polar blue (but I've also heard referred to as sky blue and pastel blue). Mid / light blue represents the colour of the ocean and the sky and has long been associated with tranquility, healing and harmony. It also goes beautifully with some of the other colour trends which emerged in 2018 and 2019 such as millennial pink, brown and yellow, making it a natural progression in the home. As these lovely pictures show, polar blue looks equally beautiful on the wall as it does on a piece of furniture or even a small accessory. And it brings an element of calm with it too. What's not to love?!

A you've seen, there are a few variations on the colour - from a mid-blue and cornflower to a paler shade and it even extends to lavender and mint (as seen here). I particularly love the lighter shade (below) - it looks so peaceful!

What do you think? Could you imagine incorporating this shade into your home? Or perhaps you've been rocking it for years? 

In case you're looking for a few instant touches, I've rounded up some of my favourite paint colours, furniture and accessories below:

1. FlowerPot VP1 pendant
2. Into the Blue 01 Print
3. Formakami JH3 Pendant Light*
4. Muuto Outline sofa, 3 1/2 seater
5. Hay Tray Table
6. H&M Metal table lamp
7. Normann Copenhagen Circus Pouf
8. Varjo Rug Blue
9. Hay Flowerpot with Saucer
10. Farrow & Ball Lulworth Blue
11. Valspar Paint Silver Dusk
12. C Lamp from Swedish Ninja (blue version launching next week!)
13. H&M Bench with a rattan seat

I've covered a few homes with a polar blue theme over the years - including an architect's Copenhagen apartment (yesterday), a stunning Norwegian home in many shades of blue and the wonderful home of a Swedish food blogger. And I'm sure there'll be many more to come in 2020!

This was all sparked by my preparation for a trip to Formland in Denmark tomorrow to participate in a panel discussion with Trend Stefan and Holly Becker. We're going to be talking about the latest interior trends. Exciting! I can't wait to share my findings with you next week!

Oh, and meanwhile I'll of course be stopping by both tomorrow and Friday with my usual daily post so do stop by!


PS What did you think of my madonna-esque headline?! Pretty chuffed with that one!!

Photography: 1. Andrea Papini, 2. Lisa Olsson 3. Andrea Papini 5. Alvhem 6. Bjurfors


  1. I love the colors you have shown above, they mesh so well together. I have always been a fan of blue, the light to mid range as well. I have always been attracted to the Scandinavian design style. It sometimes makes me wonder if I should be living in Sweden, Norway, Finland or Denmark. My style is more along the lines of natural woods, handmade ceramics in white, the colors gray, blue, the blush pink and the terra-cotta color you show above.

  2. I love the lightest versions of blue on walls. (Although I did paint a fantastic deep blue accent wall ages ago. In our house now I did palest blue mint in the bath and icy blue lavender in the dining nook.
    I think swatches for testing how your blue idea will look in your light are essential!
    And you are SO right about blue setting off caramels, pinks, and terra cotta. I also think it does a smooth job sitting against a collection of other blues/greens and deeper colors like cranberry red or pine (holidays).

  3. I do not normally like blue, not in clothes and not in interiors. I can appreciate the color on others and in other peoples homes, but never liked it for my own part. But, since moving to one of te old, traditional wooden houses in Bergen, the color has grown on me and now I have actually painted the hallway and wall in the stairs blue. And I am considering a bllue kitchen, I have totally fallen in love with the beautiful kitchen Ramel in the color Hav, by Kvänum. It is just a color that suits these houses so well, and goes great with the natural wooden walls and terracotta brickwork you find in lots of these houses. We are hoping to find that when we start our renovation soon. Fingers crossed!


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