Inspired by the vast and infinite evening sky at dusk, the timeless and reassuring colouring of Classic Blue has been selected as the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020. Living Coral, Pantone’s peachy pastel pick for 2019, was more Miami Vice than The Sky At Night.
Pantone, a global leader in the science and technology of colour, highlights one colour every year that is heavily influencing designers, brands and culture around the world at that moment in time. As for home decor, Classic Blue is already a firm favourite for furniture designers and homemakers.
“Classic Blue injects creative confidence into interiors, transforming a space through unique colour combinations and tonal statements,” reveal Pantone’s colour experts. “Easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes, Classic Blue is a dependable blue that can take you in different directions expressing tradition and elegance as well as unexpected boldness.”
“Classic Blue is a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” adds Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in the USA. “It is easy to understand why we gravitate to colours that are honest and offer the promise of protection. The trusted PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction.”
Here’s a short YouTube video with chilled out music to relax you while Pantone helps you get hip to their Classic Blue hue…
What The Interior Design Experts Are Saying…
“A versatile pick when it comes to decorating your home. Blue is a go-to pick for bedrooms and bathrooms, but there’s a lot more it can do.”
Megan Baker at Apartment Therapy
“Does Classic Blue feel like a dull choice? The jury is still out.”
Ruth Hamilton at Creative Bloq
“Classic Blue feels remarkably safe compared to previous years.”
Megan Williams at Creative Review
“The choice is a reaction to the fast-moving world around us, according to Pantone.”
Henry Wong at Design Week
“According to Pantone, Classic Blue is already being used in fashion, interior design, textiles and graphic design.”
Bridget Cogley at Dezeen
“In recent years, blue has become more of an interior-friendy colour than ever, with homeowners even opting for blue kitchen cabinetry without a second thought.”
Hugh Metcalf at Good Homes Magazine
“Heralding good news for interiors fans who embraced grey with enthusiasm, the deep blue will pair well with many shades already in our homes.”
Meghann Murdock at Homes & Property
“We can always rely on this timeless hue.”
Olivia Heath at House Beautiful
“Classic Blue is a colour to welcome a sense of calm.”
Tamara Kelly at Ideal Home
“Classic Blue also taps into the notion of ‘blue sky thinking’ – a term for brainstorming without limits.”
Francesca Specter at Yahoo! Style UK
Previously From Pantone…
“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
“Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”
Shop The Look
From upholstered benches to wingback chairs, our furniture outlet stores in Dagenham, Leigh-on-Sea and Wickford regularly stock home decor and accessories with a dark blue colour – all at half their original RRP or less! Visit us today and give your home an instant update!
Prices displayed in this blog article, including photos, were correct at the time of sale, and may be subject to change without notice.