colour of the year 2020

According to the Pantone Company “PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a poised and self-assured blue hue, elegant in its simplicity.  Genderless in outlook and seasonless in endurance, this foundational anchor shade enables colour mixes throughout the spectrum, yet at the same time, makes a strong statement on its own. Emblematic of heritage but at the same time highly contemporary, versatile PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes, and textures from shimmering metallics, lustrous sheens, and high-tech materials to hand crafted mixes and more fragile fabrics.”


Offering the promise of protection, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue will be popular in the home. It creates a stable foundation on which to build, but also injects creative confidence into interiors, beautifully transforming a space through unique combinations and tonal statements.

It works well for many different materials, textures, and finishes, whether it be curtains, wallpaper, upholstery or furniture.

For example, in the picture below, a Classic Blue-inspired rug helped separate the kitchen area from the living room in an open-concept space, while adding an exciting pop of colour to the mostly monochromatic palette of this interior.

Mary Interior Decorators has a wide range of fabrics and upholstery in similar shades of blue that will undoubtedly create interest and beauty in any room.

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