The Pantone Colour Institute have been highlighting the colour of the year for over 20 years, influencing areas of design such as fashion, graphic design, beauty and interior design. Each year thee established institute use trend forecasting and colour psychology, taking inspiration from: the runway, interior design, new technologies and materials, art and even socio-economic conditions when determining the next Pantone Colour.
Last Wednesday, The Pantone Colour Institute announced the colour of the year 2020 as Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue. Laurie Pressman, VP of the Pantone Colour Institute describes the colour as ‘A solid and dependable blue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation.’ This crisp, cool blue hue provides a clean and luxurious feel to décor at the beginning of a new decade.
The velvety and elegant colour can be used to add a sense of luxury when combined with light and airy colours such as baby pinks. It’s jewel tones are also complimented by darker shades of grey, along with metallic and wooden elements. The jewel tones can be added to any room for a touch of class and a relaxed feel. The Classic Blue shade can be incorporated into the home by adding statement pieces throughout, such as lampshades, dining chairs, sofa cushions and bedding, even kitchen crockery.