An announcement eagerly awaited by interior lovers and fashion houses alike, the Pantone Colour of the Year provides an insight into a whole year’s worth of trends, giving us a suggestion of the tones we should be adopting in our homes and wardrobes. Carefully selected, Pantone use global trend forecasts, colour psychology and colour consulting to decide on their colour of the year and define the power and emotions behind it. This year they decided on PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, an elegant, timeless primary colour to ease us into the new decade. With insight from our homeware buyers, here’s how you can welcome the Pantone Colour of the Year into your home.
#1 What is the Pantone Colour of the Year?
As we enter a new decade, Pantone has decided on a colour that’s both grounding and empowering. As a bold primary hue, their choice of Classic Blue is a reliable, enduring colour that is timelessly known and loved, giving us a sense of stability and assurance when we look at it. However, being such a striking tone, Classic Blue also provides us with feelings of confidence and power. Making it the perfect colour for your entire home, Classic Blue conjures feelings of
According to Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, the colour is evocative of ‘the vast and infinite evening sky’, encouraging us to challenge ourselves while also helping us feel calm and grounded.
#2 How should I style the Pantone Colour of the Year in my home?
As the Pantone Colour of the Year ignites our confidence, it’s time to ditch boring black pots and pans for a Classic Blue alternative. Le Creuset’s range in Marseille Blue is a perfect way to adopt the colour, pairing the timeless colour with their iconic signature stoneware and cast iron kitchen essentials. Maybe the confidence and empowerment of the colour will rub off on your cooking skills as you serve up dishes with a side of style.
With minimal changes or effort, you can create a beautiful trending table, adding pops of Classic Blue into your kitchen. From Denby plates to LSA glasses, tableware is a great way to refresh your kitchen interior without touching a drop of paint. When it comes to laying the table, if you have lighter wood or white features, we’d pair Classic Blue with white and grey tones for a homely, calming atmosphere. But for darker tones, up the drama with pops of metal, adding in touches of silver and gold through your cutlery choice and candle holders.