Pantone’s Classic Colour Choice for 2020

It’s a new year, a new decade and a new opportunity to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. And to celebrate, The Pantone Colour Institute has chosen Classic Blue as their colour of the year.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of consistency and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable hue we can always rely on.” Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Executive Director.

Getting to Know Blue
This year’s selection, Classic Blue, is reminiscent of the return of another day. Pantone describes its latest choice as instilling calm, confidence and connection that fosters resilience. A reflective blue tone, this particular hue also aids in concentration and brings about a sense of clarity to our thoughts. In an age of overwhelming technological advances and lifestyles, it’s an ideal colour to welcome into our homes.

“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,” Pantone explains.

Using Classic Blue in Home Décor
From Nautical to Regal, Classic Blue immediately lends a calming and welcoming feel to your home. However, blue can be an intense colour when used throughout the majority of a room, no matter what size it is.

50 Shades of Blue
Mixing varying shades of blue is a great way to not only break up the monotony of using one colour but also make the space more calming rather than stimulating. You can also use various patterns in your blue furniture, accessories, and wallpaper so that you can provide enough contrast within a room while still keeping the colour the focal point.

Complementary Colours
Darker shades of blue are certainly alluring, but they need to be used correctly. Too much dark blue in a room can make it feel darker and smaller than it really is. Gold, yellow, and other bright hues pair perfectly with darker blues, so add these in the form of furniture, accessories, window treatments, rugs, etc. This is how you can enjoy a darker blue without overdoing it. Pantone has also created various palettes with complementary colours that bring out the best in their new colour choice.

From interior décor flair to full-scale design projects, feeling blue has never felt so good. And we’re confident that we can help you make most of your home this year. Create your own style with our tailor-made furniture in Classic Blue, or visit our showroom in Kramerville, Sandton for home accessories that will help transform your home into a classic beauty.

For more information on our full-service décor and design services, or to schedule a private consultation, call us on 011 262 5225,
or send an email to info@ddl.za.com.

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