Last week, Pantone announced that their Colour of The Year 2020 is Classic Blue. Amazingly, this shade appeared 4 years ago, in the 2015 Pantone spring forecast! It’s unusual to see a colour make a reappearance — and particularly to then be promoted to colour of the year.
Last time, I created a post full of home items in Classic Blue.
There were lots of nautical themed accessories out at the time — particularly in Zara Home where they’d got a great selection of marine print cushions in cobalt blue and white. It’s a colour-scheme that brings to mind East Coast America; think The Hamptons, clapboard houses and beach-side living.
Classic Blue is such a chic and adaptable shade; in interiors, add a few pieces to an all white colour scheme and you’ve got a lovely fresh feel.
Or forego the ongoing trend for charcoal grey walls — and paint your walls in a deep navy shade. Add some warm wood furniture, leather and gilt —and you’ve a room reminiscent of a gentleman’s club or boutique hotel.
Classic Blue is colour staple in terms of fashion too. Team it with camel or white for a classic feel or add a bight accent colour — pink, coral, chartreuse or turquoise — to really make it sing.
Here are some current fashion pics.
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Pantone Classic Blue | Colour of the Year 2020
1. Music with Rainbow Webbing Strap — The Cambridge Satchel Company
2. Chanel Longwear Nail Colour in Bleu Trompeur — John Lewis
3. Shirt with Frill and Embroidery — Zara
4. Large Lapis Round Stilla Ring — Astley Clarke
5. Snake Print Scarf — M&S
6. Ritza Gem & Blue Beaded Drop Earrings — Oliver Bonas
7. KG by Kurt Geiger brogues in blue suede — ASOS
8. Chest-pocket denim shirt — Mango
Loving the Kurt Geiger blue suede shoes particularly — especially as they’re just 20 quid in the sale!
Classic Blue is such a versatile shade; have a look at my mini Pinterest board, which will give a little more inspiration.
What are your thoughts?
Like it? Loathe it. Or are you indifferent? Let me know.
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.