2020 Pantone Color of the Year – Classic Blue

The world’s leading authority on color trends, Pantone, has announced their prestigious Color of the Year for 2020 and it’s a beauty. Classic Blue is a strong, dark rich blue similar to royal blue, inspired by the sky at dusk, symbolizing calm, confidence and connection.

The prestigious Pantone selection process involves a panel of experts combing the world looking for new, emerging color influences in art, entertainment, fashion, technology and design. For more than 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries – so expect to start seeing this gorgeous shade of blue everywhere!

Why we love Classic Blue

As a beautiful accent color for your home when it comes to blinds and curtains, Classic Blue ticks a lot of boxes. Elegant in its simplicity, this distinctive shade is peaceful and tranquil. Blue is typically a color which allows you to de-stress and can help instil focus. Plus, it looks super chic and stylish!

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone Classic Blue which is a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” explained Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “As it’s imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation.”

Blinds and curtains can be great for color accenting

Blinds are actually a great choice when deciding on an accent piece. Many people opt for white or neutral blinds and then add in pops of color with accessories such as soft furnishings. However, there’s no reason not to make the blinds themselves a feature when they are available in so many beautiful colors nowadays.

Wynstan’s Birdsong in Daybreak fabric features pops of Classic Blue alongside other shades of blue and gold motifs against a white backdrop. The Classic Blue in this print would make a great signature color which could then be contrasted with gold accessories such as candle holders, cushions, vases etc. It would work equally well in a modern, industrial scheme with concrete or metal, or else in a more classic, beachy Hamptons type abode.

Other blue shades also make great choices

If you’re looking for a less vibrant hue, then Wynstan has a large range of fabrics in other shades of blue. For instance, Wildflower in Juniper features a teal blue contrasting with pops of mustard and dusky pink which would be a great compliment or feature point for a soft, romantic scheme.

The patterned Cherry Blossom in Kimono has a softer shade of blue offset by grey and white accents – perfect for a French Provincial look. Meanwhile if you’re looking for a solid block of color to play with, Carnival in Breton Blue would be a great base that doesn’t overpower. This would look fantastic against accents of Millennial Pink.

So, don’t be shy when it comes to blue – explore the entire range of Wynstan’s blue hues and don’t forget to contact a consultant if you need a little help in deciding what would look best in your home – we’re here to help.


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