Hold onto your seats – hot off the press is the news that colour experts Pantone have released their colour pick for 2020. It’s a Classic Blue colour (PANTONE 19-4052), and they say it’s ‘a timeless and enduring hue, elegant in its simplicity, suggestive of the sky at dusk and bringing a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit’.
While we’re not entirely sure it’s going to do all that, it is a lovely colour – a sort of rich, deep cobalt. This is an easy colour to work with, and it will match perfectly with neutrals such as grey and cream as well as providing a bold pop of colour.
Pantone’s colour choices always have a big impact, and appear on interiors accessories, furniture, packaging, clothing and more. Lots of manufacturers out there have already made sure they’re ahead of the trend with their own colour choices, so there’s plenty of choice out there if this is a colour that appeals.
If you’re unsure about using such a strong, deep colour in your home decor, use it on smaller accessories or single items of furniture instead – you can tone it down with neutrals, or jazz it up with metallics. It’s a perfect choice for a bedroom, as it’s a calming, restful colour – dip your toe into the trend with throws, cushions or bedding.
Velvet classic blue colour upholstered Nashville armchair, Cult Furniture
Gorgeous, no? This contemporary twist on classic mid-century modern design is sturdy and functional, and it would work well in a sitting room, bedroom or even a home office. £349, available in different colours from Cult Furniture.
Vintage indigo throw, Lola & Mawu
These beautiful indigo textiles look lovely on the back of a couch or an armchair, thrown on your bed or hung on a wall. They are hand-woven and hand-dyed by the Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, and each one is around 30 to 40 years old. 100% cotton, available in different designs. Prices start at £75 from Lola & Mawu.
Pole wooden floor lamp, Habitat
Round classic blue colour planter on stand, Melody Maison
Combining two trends in one, this round blue porcelain planter marries deep blue colouring with a metallic gold lining. Perfect for creating an indoor garden display for flowers or herbs, it would add a splash of colour to a bathroom or living room. £12.95, available from Melody Maison.
Kingsize velvet and linen pin tucked quilt, Cox & Cox
Japanese radial knob in blue and white, Bombay Duck
A perfect way of updating anything from a chest of drawers to your whole kitchen, this ceramic knob will give an instant boost to a tired decor. £4.95 each, available from Bombay Duck.
Washable earth rug in classic blue colour, Lorena Canals
Handmade from recycled cotton and naturally dyed, this rug is machine washable in a domestic machine so perfect for high traffic areas. Made in India by skilled craftspeople using traditional and environmentally friendly processes, the Spanish brand behind this rug provides schooling for children in northern India. With the purchase of one of their rugs, you will be helping a child attend school. £225, available from Cuckooland.