Out of the Blue
The colour experts at Pantone have taken a more traditional path this year and have selected a timeless and robust shade as their statement colour for 2020. Move over Living Coral and make way for Classic Blue Pantone 19-4052. A somewhat simple colour that may come as a surprise to some, but a colour that holds strength and impact in its simplicity, as well drawing upon a rich heritage. Named classic for a reason, it is a colour that we return to time and time again, a colour that surrounds us every day from the vast pastel sky to the deep indigo of the ocean, a colour that has remained prominent in artwork and interiors throughout history and is still today as fresh and inspiring as it was to the Ancient Egyptians.
The Pantone colour of the year is carefully selected and will go on to shape the year ahead in terms of fashion, home furnishings and industrial design, and with Classic Blue as this year’s champion, it’s easy to see how such an established hue will bolster coming trends.
Blue at Work
Colour can have a profound impact on us and can affect the way we think and feel. It can trigger memories and influence emotions and therefore the use of colour in our homes can be very powerful. Blue is believed to have a calming and clarifying effect on the mind and for this reason it is often seen in places of relaxation such as a bathroom or a bedroom. You can enjoy a sense of serenity in your bathroom with splashes of blue such as with the . Alternatively create the perfect backdrop for a peaceful sleep in your bedroom with the .
As well as inducing peace and tranquility, blue can promote clear thinking and stimulate concentration and communication making it a suitable hue for a home office or dining space. Declutter your mind as well as your work space with the . Or give your dinner guests something to talk about with a sumptuous set of blue velvet designed by Liang and Eimil.
The Deep Blue
Cool and Contemporary
Many people feel that blue is a cool colour, this can be used to your advantage if you like a clean and modern look. Blue can add a refreshing pop of colour to a minimalist space and it teams especially well with cool grey tones, which continue to be very popular. The cool, contemporary look works in harmony with sleek, reflective metallic accents such as in the by Liang and Eimil.
If you’re hoping to benefit from blue within your interior, then browse our full collection of sofas, dining chairs, lighting and home accessories in a range of invigorating blue tones.