12.12.19 - Pantone Colour of the Year 2020
Pantone Colour of the Year 2020
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
The Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 has been announced as Classic Blue. Described by Homes & Gardens as a regal and comforting hue that can easily be incorporated into our interiors.
“A timeless and enduring blue hue, Pantone Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking colour highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
“The colour is reflective of the nostalgia trend that’s sweeping through interiors, offering comfort, calm and a connection to nature as well as being a beautiful hue to look at. It’s all about wellbeing, biophilia, and creating a restful sanctuary within your home.” Read more…
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says: “Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, Classic Blue is a reflective blue tone that fosters resilience.
“As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colours that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the Pantone Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favourite is comfortably embraced.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.” Read more…
How to add Classic Blue to your interiors
There are a number of ways we can include this comforting colour into our homes. From soft furnishings and accessories, such as cushions or throws to sofas, paint and of course carpet.
Here are a few ideas we have put together to help inspire.