The Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 has been named as Classic Blue - a regal and comforting hue that we can easily incorporate into our interiors.
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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.
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.'
The Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 Classic Blue: Get the look
There are numerous ways you can bring the colour into your home, from soft furnishings and accessories, like beautiful velvet quilts, to sofas, wallpaper, and paint.
Deep blue is a beautiful and on-trend hue for 2020, and Heal's has embraced it for its new spring 2020 collection.
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.
Will you be indulging in Classic Blue? We're definitely fans.