Pantone is a colour matching brand which has been around since the 1960s.

Before then it was a challenge to accurately match and identify colours in the printing industry. Pantone brought out a new way to look at colours by creating a unique code to identify and match each colour and all their shades in the form of a fanned colour catalogue.
Despite the influx of technology and new resources since the brand was born, Pantone is still a well-known and respected way to identify colours around the world. Since 2000, Pantone launched a new initiative; the colour of the year based on design industry trends. In the last 10 years the launch of each year's colour has become a much-awaited event and influence on the design, textile and beauty industry and 2020 is no different.

Pantone Colour of The Year: Classic Blue

The 2020 colour of the year is classic blue. A bold and confident colour which can be easily mixed with others including pinks, oranges and yellows but also stands well alone. It adds creative confidence to home interiors and can be easily applied to various textures and surfaces. Blue is one of the most popular colours in design which is why half of all logos include it. Being a cool colour, blue portrays trust and modesty while making a confident bold statement.

Classic Blue in Home Décor

This wonderful classic blue kitchen/dining area combines the natural light, wooden flooring and a white table with the classic blue walls to create a comfortable living space.


The classic blue bathroom panel gives a natural feel to accompany the alternative textures and shades reflected in the mirrors.


Mixing classic blue with velvet textures and gold colours creates a sense of luxury and pride in this living room.


Here we see classic blue being combined with greys, pinks and red in this lounge making it feel traditional and elegant at the same time.