Pantone has released the 2020 Colour of the Year and why you need it in your home


It’s official – the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020 has been announced and if you haven’t been tuning in, we’re here to share the outcome with you.

But first, let’s talk a little bit about how the Colour of the Year even comes about in the first place. Well, in a nutshell, the Pantone Colour Institute carefully sifts through pop culture, product design, interior and architectural trends, relevant social channels and even things like up-and-coming technologies or events. They do this to look for new colour influences on product development as well as purchase decisions in industries like fashion, product packaging and industrial design.

We’ve previously touched on how the colours in your home can affect your mindset, so it should come as no surprise that the power and emotion of colour can be cleverly used in any design strategy.

So, what exactly is our Colour of the Year for 2020?

Pantone 19-4052, Classic Blue, is set to instil calm, confidence and connection in our lives all year long.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, Classic Blue is representative of a solid and dependable hue which we can always rely on (especially when we are living in a time that requires trust and faith). Evocative of an infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to expand our perspective, open our flow of communication and look beyond the obvious.

In Feng Shui, the colour blue is believed to encourage energies of calm and peace, bringing about an overall sense of relaxation and healing.

So where are some of the best places in the home to incorporate the colour?

It’s really very individual, but think about the spaces in your home where you feel you could benefit with a calming presence.

You may opt to incorporate the colour into the kitchen, dining room or front entryway where there is a lot of traffic and things can get chaotic easily. Alternatively, you can add it to spaces you find yourself in when yearning for relaxation, like the bedroom, the alfresco or even the bathroom.

And remember, adding a new colour to your home decor or furnishings does not have to break the bank. It can be as simple as incorporating a piece of artwork, a feature wall using paint or wallpaper or just a new doona cover. The possibilities are endless!

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