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Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020 speaks to a global desire for stability and calm.

Photo: DelightFULL Diana Table Lamp

The verdict is in, and Pantone’s colour of the year has been selected! This year’s choice (as has been for every year that marks the turn of the decade) is a shade of blue, one that recalls simpler times and stability. This is a blue that you can rely on to make things good and comfortable and beautiful. This is a blue that reminds you to be calm, to be confident, to be dependable, and to build connections and stable foundations.

Above all, this is a blue that endures, a relevant theme that has followed us through over the years in sustainable and smart design that sacrifices no aesthetics.

Because Classic Blue as a shade is retro, it recalls the comforting denim hues of the nineties, and yet holds so much potential for design in present day. Lighter than Prussian blue and deeper than the pastel shades of robin’s egg and Clearwater blue, this is a shade that marches to the beat of its own drum. Secure in its popularity and the merits of its beauty, it is easy to incorporate in any style and home.

Here are a few fun ways to play with the shade!