inspiration: pantone of the year

by Helen
I don't know if you noticed but we have successfully predicted the pantone of the year for 2 years running! Classic blue is safe, dependable and aids concentration which is why in this busy year of change Pantone have chosen it.  Read on for a full overview of the Pantone of the year 2020.
Inspiration
inspiration: pantone of the year

Colour is a pretty big deal at houseof and we are constantly surrounded in swatches and pantone books trying to get the perfect colour. 

The colour of the year for PANTONE is 19-4052 Classic Blue. Blue has been ticking along in the background for a while, and started with the introduction of Farrow and Balls Hague Blue into everyone's home a couple of years ago. Since then, it has got a couple of shades brighter and full of pigment. 

Pantone of the year Classic Blue | blue table lamp

This blue is a perfect accent colour. Pantone don't expect us to all grab our paintbrushes and overalls and overhaul the house (again) but just simply integrate this into an existing scheme. It actually sits very well with 2019's much loved Living Coral as well as other key colours like pink. 

Round diffused wall light | classic blue | houseof.com

Round diffused wall light, blue. houseof

The psychology behind the blue is that it represents calm and dependability. In these times of uncertainty Pantone understand that we are all looking for stability. Classic blue is also cited as "aiding concentration" and "reflective" so a perfect shade for bigs plans in 2020. 

Diffuser floor lamp, blue. houseof

Planning on incorporating Classic Blue into your house, read how on our blog.

Shop pantone of the year Classic Blue here

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My name is Helen, I'm the co-founder of houseof. I want to encourage more people to have conversations and talk about what means the most to them. I will interview bloggers and designers, trying to get to know everyone and also telling you more about us.
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