Got the Blues? Try Something New. Unique Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design and Pantone's Classic Blue

Got the Blues? Try Something New

Each year, the various paint companies and Pantone select their color of the year, expressing what they predict are the color trends for the coming year.  Blues are hot this year as three of the 2020 colors of the year are a blue hue (Pantone’s Classic Blue, PPG’s Chinese Porcelain and Sherwin Williams Naval).

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. While Pantone does not create paint, and there is not a paint color available that perfectly matches this color, Classic Blue is used for ink, fabrics, graphic design and products throughout the design, fashion, entertainment and other industries.

So what does that mean for you? When looking for home decor products, there will be loads of products in this color or that harmonize with it available on the market.

Why Classic Blue? According to Pantone it is “a timeless and enduring blue hue, elegant in its simplicity, suggestive of the sky at dusk The reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking Classic Blue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era”.

Of the three 2020 blues,  Classic Blue is my favorite. It is a rich, saturated blue/purple that is more harmonious with blues found in nature, such as the sky, ocean, lakes, glaciers, rivers and sometimes flowers. I like bringing the colors of nature into my designs to help people feel more connected with nature.

As  an artist and an Interior Designer, I was inspired to create some fractal art for Interior Design that I thought would work nicely with Classic Blue. 

The Blues

My collection of three fractal art designs, called “The Blues”  was inspired by the colors of  the sky, water and ice here in Alaska. We have a gorgeous array of blues from the sky, ocean, rivers, lakes. streams and that gorgeous glacial blue that is impossible to ever capture in a photo. Many of our lakes have an unusual turquoise blue color because of the glacial silt in the water. The photo below captures just a few of our prominent blues.

Alaska image by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash.
Beautiful blues of Alaska. Photo by Alaska image by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash..

I loved combination of blues that resulted when  creating these pieces. Learn more about how I create them in my recent blog article, The Magic of Fractal Art.  I usually create art in a group of three so you can use them together over a sofa, a mantle or as a focal point for a wall and the decor of a room.

"The Blues"
"The Blues" #2
"The Blues" #3

This deepest blue in this series is very close to Classic Blue and could work with other decor with that color. In design, pretty much all blues work together because they have the blue hue family as a common element that creates harmony. So, you really could make these pieces of art work with any room where you want to add blue to your decor.

As an example for how to use them and Classic Blue in your decor, I created this Edesign of a dining room to highlight the art and “bring the outside in”. By painting the walls the same color as the blue of the ocean, it creates a sense that there is no boundary between outside and inside.

Edesign and Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

You can see these prints at my Artist Studio at Society 6 where they are available in a variety of sizes, frames and materials such as paper, canvas, wood and metal. This design is also available in a wide variety of home decor products. A few examples are shown below.

The Blues Wall Clock
The Blues #3 Rectangular Pillow
The Blues #3 Credenza
The BLues #2 Sheer Curtains

The "Sea"

My next series is called “the Sea” because it reminds me of the ocean with white caps on a cloudy, windy day. I see the ocean from my house here in Seward Alaska, and we have plenty of wild windy days! Looking at the white caps is an indication of whether the boats will go out each day and how sea sick you might get! The colors of the ocean change with the light. 

Photo by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash
The sea, Photo by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash
"Sea" #2
"Sea" #3

This Edesign highlights the art by using neutral tones for the wall color and furnishings to keep the focus on the art and exterior view of the sea.

Edesign and Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

Here are a few examples of other home decor products in this design. I think these would work wonderfully for any coastal or global style room.

The Sea #3 Counter Stool
The Sea #2 Bench
The Sea comforter
The Sea Comforter
Sea Walling Hanging

Create your own custom Fractal Art for Your Design Project

Ready to update the look of your space? Try one of my Edesign packages.  My Full Service Edesign, includes a render like one of the designs above to see how your finished design will look. I can create custom fractal art to go with your color scheme and design style.

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Got the Blues? Try Something New. Unique Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design and Pantone's Classic Blue
Got the Blues? Try Something New. Unique Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design and Pantone's Classic Blue
The Blues Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
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Mary Ann Benoit

President- Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Owner- Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast Artist- Stained Glass, Jewelry and Alcohol Ink Art Wildlife Biologist Director- Kaleido World Percussion and Dance Company Director- Tavus Dance Company of Alaska Lover of music, art, dance and animals.

16 thoughts on “Got the Blues? Try Something New”

  1. In love with your fractal art! Especially the “Sea” with the light dining set. Very neat idea to match the colour of the walls with the ocean and sky, I never thought of that before. Beautiful rooms and wonderful renders!

    1. Thanks so much Sabina! I love the feeling of that room as if it is actually part of the outdoors. I was playing with a new rendering program I just learned a week ago and was really happy with the results:)

  2. I love how you bring in, and use nature as your inspiration. I’m a ‘sea sick’ kind-of girl so looking at the whitecap image brought back some yucky memories. That being said, the art is so beautiful! I also love your renderings!

    1. Thank you Sheri! Sorry to bring back a bad memory. I am lucky to never have experienced sea sickness, so never thought of that. I am enjoying the rendering program, it is so fun to bring a vision to life so others can see it:)

    1. Thanks so much Lisa. I think blues are almost universally loved by people, probably because we all connect with this color as a color from nature, even if some of us are removed from it in our daily lives. We still all see the sky!!

  3. I love your fractal art anyway, and these blue sea-inspired ones particularly! The ocean is one of my favorite nature connections and these are such a lovely interpretation of it in art!

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