Pantone Colour of The Year 2020

Every year we eagerly anticipate the announcement made by Pantone for the Colour of The Year. From fashion and home furnishings to industrial design, product packaging and graphic design, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has major influence on product development and purchasing decisions, this year we welcome Classic Blue.


Inspired by social trends, culture and travel, Classic blue is described by Pantone as “a timeless and enduring blue hue.” Which we can certainly agree on. It’s restful, calming and can be easily integrated into any style of interior. Classic blue is relatable, and it truly is as titled… classic.


Elegant in its simplicity, Classic Blue brings an element of peace and stability as we enter a new decade and here’s how Pantone describes the shade:


“Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”


Incorporate Classic Blue


Simple. Think soft furnishings like cushion covers, rugs, bedding and artwork wall hangings. This delightfully elegant blue hue makes a striking statement as a bold, block colour in large furnishings like a statement sofa. Add elements of warmth to a plush velvet blue sofa with sumptuous caramel shades. A leopard print cushion cover will spark visual interest and give your sofa a trendy, contemporary touch.


A block blue bedding set adds character to minimalistic rooms with its daring depth and subtle masculinity. Classic Blue fits seamlessly in both light and dark toned bedrooms, pairing effortlessly with a variety of primary neutral shades. Ranging from white, cream, stone, beige, brown and black, this earthy palette is perfect for showcasing the luxury aesthetic of Pantones Colour of the Year.


Alternatively, you may choose to feature Classic Blue in smaller quantities throughout your decorative furnishings. A bedside rug, sofa throw or patterned cushion cover with flecks of the elegant shade will add contrast and texture to relaxed spaces.


Warm Up Dark Interior Schemes


Dark blue hues are a popular backdrop for furniture which is why so many interior enthusiasts are painting their walls and kitchen cabinets in this moody hue. To lift the mood of a dark colour scheme, we suggest warm toned metallics such as copper and satin brass. These metallic accents offer a sense of thermal comfort through their glowing appearance and be can be featured in both architectural elements and decorative accessories.


Maintain a cohesive interior theme at home by matching your brass or copper door handles with copper hinges, cupboard handles, knobs and bathroom accessories in the matching finish. Enhance the warming aesthetic with copper or satin brass lighting fixtures, mirror frames, furniture legs and tableware.




If you desire the dramatic appearance of a moody interior, choose matte black finishes to compliment your Classic Blue features. Pair your contemporary matte black door handles with our wide range of matching door furniture and accessories for a fashion-forward look. Our matte black door handles are a must-have piece which showcase masculine vibes with their robust lever whilst providing quality and comfort in hand.


Offering elements of cosiness with inviting vibes, Classic Blue is sure to be the go-to, timeless shade for 2020 home improvements.


We hope to inspire your home improvement projects and offer a variety of high-quality products that excel in both aesthetic and performance. If you love all things interiors and style, check out our previous blogs and be sure to visit our Pinterest for more inspiration!