While many eagerly await Pantone's yearly colour forecast (this year it's a warm yellow and a soft grey, if you were wondering), popular marketplace Etsy also releases their pick for the colour of the year.
And while the Pantone colour tends to be influenced by trend-spotters and provide more of a forecast, Etsy's pick for the colour of the year reflects actual searches on the marketplace.
This year? It's a beautiful sky blue. This soft shade manages to be serene, and connected to nature, as well as providing a sense of optimism for the future.
We love this soft blue shade - it allows us to add interest to an otherwise neutral interior, without being overpowering. It helps create a calming environment and will blend with so many decor styles, suiting anything from coastal to modern boho interiors.
If you're looking to embrace this beautiful shade in your home, here are our top picks.
Our Riya Cushion is beautifully detailed piece, featuring a sky blue pattern on a white body, with a white fringed edge around all sides.
This stunning colour way would sit perfectly in a coastal or boho inspired home, but could just as easily work into other genres, such as scandi & contemporary. It pairs beautifully with the rest of our block-printed range, or team with with our textured neutrals.
Our Birds Eye View Print is an aerial photograph of an ocean pool in beautiful blue tones, and is a stunning way to introduce some blue to your living space.
Our Harmony throw in slate might not strictly be sky blue but this soft grey-blue shade is so pretty we'll let it slide.
In soft cotton slub with fringe detail around the border, it works beautifully on a bed or as a cosy throw for your lounge.
Our stunning Arlo Folk Cushion takes inspiration from the popular cactus silk cushion, and is finished with chunky natural tassels on two sides for added texture. In a perfect, soft shade of blue it's the ideal piece to embrace the colour of 2021.