A design discussion
Sponsored and Hosted by the Natural Stone Institute
When Pantone chose “Classic Blue” as their 2020 Color of the Year, they made a big statement: It is time to get back to calmer times. In a recent interview with Architectural Digest, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director for the Pantone Color Institute called Classic Blue “a color you can rely on,” one that gives you a “feeling of confidence and stability.” Simply put, the allure of Classic Blue is right there in its name: it’s a classic.
Perhaps 2020 will be a year for revisiting other classics we have loved, too—not because we’re uninspired or lazy or lacking for new ideas, but because we know that these things work and that can we can find ways to make them work for us, in new and inspiring ways. Some classics never go out of style: a well-tailored black blazer, the perfect shade of red lipstick, and a gorgeous piece of genuine natural stone.
Natural stone has been inspiring us for centuries. Why? Because it works. It is versatile, durable, sustainable, and easy to maintain. Advances in quarrying technology in the past few decades have made it more affordable than ever, bringing new colors and varieties to market. Natural stone grounds us—it provides a needed connection to the world around us, allowing us to bring a piece of the earth’s geological history into our home.
What classics will you revisit in 2020?
Our KBTribeChat questions:
1. Do you have any design goals or intentions for the year? What do you hope to explore this year through your work?
2. Natural stone never goes out of style. What other “go-to” design elements do you want to work with in 2020?
3. What design elements do you hope to see make a comeback in 2020? Are there any you hope stay a thing of the past?
4. Do you incorporate vintage pieces (or vintage style) into your designs? If so, what is your favorite place to source these pieces?
5. Pantone says Classic Blue gives you “confidence and stability.” Are there other materials or designs that you think help portray these emotions?
6. #KBIS2020 is less than a week away! What are you most looking forward to seeing at the show?
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