The common thread linking together millennial pink, slime green, and ultra violet? Similar to other 'it' colors of the past, these three trends did not stand the test of time.
So often, this is the problem with home decor trends; they come and go, and most times are never worth the investment in adopting them (or so it seems).
However, this year, one color trend is promising to turn that around: Sky blue — a trend called out by Etsy, is an it-color with the most staying power we've seen in a while.
"After such a tumultuous year, shoppers are looking forward to bluer skies ahead," explains Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's Trend Expert, in her latest trend report (opens in new tab).
This past year was difficult for many of us and, "while there are still so many hurdles to overcome, hope is on the horizon and there is a renewed sense of gratitude and connection to our communities," Johnson continues.
"Etsy’s color of the year perfectly represents this, while offering tranquility and further connecting us to nature." And the company has the stats to back up their claim, citing a 39 percent increase in shoppers who are searching for ways to incorporate sky blue into their rooms, closets, and aesthetics.
Now is the perfect time to hop on the trend. Here are five foolproof ways to use sky blue (opens in new tab) into your aesthetic — with every single idea standing the test of time.
Sky Blue Custom Foil-Pressed Personalized Stationery (opens in new tab) l Starting at $110, at Etsy
Whether you had to cancel your 2020 nuptials or looking for the sweetest stationery ever, this foil-pressed sky blue cardstock (opens in new tab) is a must. It's versatile enough to be used for everything from thank-you notes to wedding invites, and thanks to the monogram feature on the top? It's the must-have, everyone must-have.
2. An area rug
Sky blue Vintage Rug, Anatolian Over Dyed Carpet (opens in new tab) l Was $440, Now $310.80, at Etsy
This 5.4' x 7.9' area rug (opens in new tab) is perfect for anyone who's looking for an old-but-new piece. Designed somewhere in the 1960s, this timeless piece is constructed from wool-cotton and will add a vintage touch (opens in new tab)to any new aesthetic.
3. A throw blanket
Ana Throw Blanket- Sky Blue -52"X72" (opens in new tab)l For $44, at Etsy
This throw-sized Turkish blanket (opens in new tab) is both light-weight and sturdy. Ideal for anyone who is looking for an option that is not scratchy, hair, or fuzzy but is looking for a dreamy blanket (opens in new tab) that will keep you warm and toasty, all-day, every day.
Sky Blue Linen Tablecloth (opens in new tab), starting at $40.59, at Etsy
The only thing we love more than a well-planned holiday tablescape (opens in new tab), a table design that can last year-round, and this linen tablecloth (opens in new tab) is the key to achieving just that. This sky blue tablecloth is so soft and beautiful that you'll never want to change it out.
DANSK MESA Sky BLUE Oval Baking Dish, Chop Plate Round Platter Portugal (opens in new tab), starting at $34.95, at Etsy
Finding the best dinnerware (opens in new tab) Iis one of the toughest tasks every one of us faces, although, with this handcrafted stoneware (opens in new tab)? It's making our shopping list's a bit easier. Here, you can select from anything from oval baking dishes, chop plates, or round serving plates, all of which are available in a beautiful blue shade with highlights of both white and orange throughout.