How to incorporate Pantone's colour of the year into your home

The It colour of the year 2020 according to Pantone, the experts of all things colour, is none other than Classic Blue. Reminiscent of the sky at dusk, the deep blue is elegant, bold and super versatile. Symbolising protection, peace and stability, it represents a safe haven in times of uncertainty. You’ll probably start seeing more and more of this timeless hue pop up throughout the year so we’ve rounded up a few ideas to help add a hint of the tone to your interiors. 

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A statement wall

Adding a new, fresh colour to your abode is an easy way of refreshing your space and we love a good statement wall for that. If you’ve been playing it safe all this time with a black-and-white or neutral colour scheme, a pop of blue is just the thing you need to instantly perk up your interiors.

A blue accent wall will create just the right amount of contrast without feeling overwhelming - you don’t have to paint your entire living room blue if that thought terrifies you. Plus, since the shade is so versatile, it’ll work in any room – be it your bedroom, kitchen or entryway.

Bigger pieces

Want an impactful way to use the colour? Go bold and incorporate Classic Blue using furniture. An opulent, plush sofa or a fun accent chair is guaranteed to add interest to an otherwise neutral interior. And our fabric of choice? Velvet. It will add an extra dimension to that rich, deep shade of blue for a super decadent feel.

If you feel like doing a bit of DIY instead, you can always get that paintbrush out and give your tired-looking wooden furniture a new lease of life with a lick of paint. Whether you’re reinventing your coffee table or dining chairs, you can rest assured that any space will benefit from a dose of this strong blue shade.


If you’re not ready for that much commitment, small scale solutions can also pack a punch. Look to accessories such as cushions, vases and art prints as a way of introducing Classic Blue into your home. Try throwing a few statement cushions on a neutral sofa, placing a pretty vase on the nightstand or hanging a new print on the wall.

Spruce up your kitchen with new dinnerware in matching blues, switch up your cookware or, if you’re feeling creative, hang a few artisan plates on the wall. Feeling blue just took on a whole new meaning...


A touch of blue