Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue

How you can incorporate Classic Blue into your own home...

Pantone Color of the Year 2020
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The Pantone Color of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue - a regal and comforting hue that we can easily incorporate 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 color highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

The color 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.

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Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue

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Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says: 'Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, 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 colors 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.'

The Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue: Get the look

Pantone Color of the Year 2020

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There are numerous ways you can bring the color into your home, from soft furnishings and accessories, like beautiful velvet quilts, to sofas, wallpaper, and paint.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Deep blue is a beautiful and on-trend hue for 2020.

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Loaf describes Pantone Classic Blue as 'a cool, calming cobalt blue hue which is a universal favourite'. The brand has a host of furniture pieces that reflect the look, including the Ruffle bed in True Blue.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue

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Will you be indulging in Classic Blue? We're definitely fans. 

Contributing Editor

Ruth Doherty is an experienced digital writer and editor specializing in interiors, travel and lifestyle. With 20 years of writing for national sites under her belt, she’s worked for the likes of, Standard, Ideal Home, Stylist and Marie Claire as well as Homes & Gardens.