Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year
The complimentary colours that work best with Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year
PANTONE has released its 2020 colour of the year: Classic Blue, a reassuring and calming, yet fantastically bold shade of blue. As we start a new decade, the contemporary colour is full of confidence and highlights both dependability and trustworthiness, making it the perfect shade for the home. The diversity of the colour itself means that there are many colour combinations that can be paired in order to create a complimentary look within your home interiors.
If you’re in the mood for a new year decorating overhaul, it’s worth considering going all out by creating a statement wall. If you live in rental accommodation, it can be a little more difficult to create anything quite as permanent as this, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate the colour into your home. For a subtle nod to the trend, think cushions, throws and bedding as well as window treatments; we caught up with Adele Shotton-Pugh, resident Interior Designer at home furnishings retailer Terrys Fabrics to discuss a range of style tips and products which can be utilised to create a space that perfectly complements the 2020 colour of the year, without overly dominating or changing the feel of the room.
Green and Blue
Ocean colours inspired by the sea are predicted be on trend not only right now but for the coming years ahead, making now the perfect opportunity to jump onto the trend. Layering blues and greens is a fantastic way of bringing this soothing, coastal look into your home, be sure to look for cool toned colours to create a calming yet interesting vibe within the room. It’s also worth considering adding a house plant to a room as another great way to include a much-needed pop of green into the space.
Orange and Yellow
Going bold with orange may sound scary at first, but it’s an ideal shade to pair with blue thanks to its colour-wheel opposite status. One of the most striking ways to pair two colours together is by choosing a stark opposite, as these shades are much more likely to make each colour really pop and stand out. Orange brings both energy and warmth to a room; for a softer touch on the trend try accessorising with an orange throw or scatter cushions.
Like orange, yellow is another fantastic shade which can be utilised to add a flash of colour to a blue room. Yellow is the brightest colour in the spectrum of visible colours, with the cheery colour symbolising positivity, creativity and energy. Known for its invigorating qualities, yellow is an eye-catching way to work with the colour of the year. If you’re looking to add a touch of yellow to your space, consider adding splashes in the form of accessories and window treatments. There’s a fantastic selection of brightly coloured window blinds from Terrys Fabrics which would be the perfect contrasting addition to any blue space.
White and Grey
Grey and white are neutral and timeless colours that perfectly compliment a daring colour such as Pantone’s Classic Blue. Both white and grey accentuate the blue shade whilst creating a balanced room that is not overpowering. For the ultimate in up to date trends, consider investing in a blue sofa or chair. By placing a piece of statement furniture into an otherwise muted space, you’re able to strike up an intriguing and stylish space.
Pink and Blush
Pink is certainly having a moment in interiors and is one of the few colours that works so beautifully alongside shades of blue. Pink is not only versatile but comes in many varieties whether it’s a bright hot pink or a more muted blush. Blush too has calming qualities, making it a fantastic colour to add to a classic blue bedroom.
Whether you’re feeling bold with a statement wall or wanting to add a flash of Pantone’s classic blue with accent pieces to your home, finding balance is key. If you are adding in accessories, one is almost never enough! Whichever complementary colour you go for, its best to tie in a few different pieces around the room for a well-rounded interior focus.