And it's: Classic Blue...

According to the American Colour Company: PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue, is a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of Classic Blue offer the promise of protection; highlighting our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build.

Pantone Classic Blue Colour of the Year 2020.

Here are five of our favourite interiors which feature this exciting and enduring hue.


Interior designer Suzy Hoodless’ imaginative use of colour has transformed her terraced home from bleak to chic. Cabinets painted a bold, matt blue bring an otherwise pared-back kitchen to life. Suzy says she can’t imagine life without the saturated colour.


In a new rug collection in collaboration with FLOOR_STORY,  2LG Studio has mirrored the palettes and forms found throughout their home.

Named Pill, Archway, Portal and Portal Inverse the rugs are a great way to introduce the duo’s distinctive style and colour palette into your home.

2LG X FLOOR_STORY, Portal Inverse, blue, rug.

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‘Don’t be afraid to experiment,’ says David Mottershead, managing director of Little Greene. ‘Using contrasting or even clashing colours is very powerful, but harmonising shades in the same tone can be equally effective – it’s really a question of personal taste. Remember to sample colours first, though – that’s one of the most important rules of decorating,’ David adds.

PROJECT DETAILS In this bathroom, the window frame and ceiling have been accentuated with dashes of sunny orange and ultramarine, giving the period space a contemporary feel. Walls are painted in Flint, ceiling in Deep Space Blue and window frame in Marigold, all from £22.50 for 1L absolute matt emulsion, Little Greene.

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This space has a warm, cocooning feel thanks to the rich colour palette and bold textiles. The white painted floor boards create a sense of balance, while the upholstered headboard resting on the bed frame creates drama.

The headboard is upholstered in Bert & May’s Alalpardo in Indigo. This is Bert & May’s Blake Border jacquard throw. The walls are painted in Chia eco emulsion and the woodwork in Deadly Night oil eggshell, both by Bert & May. Bed linen is from The White Company.


From its London Wallpapers V collection, Little Greene’s St James’s Park damask was modelled on a pattern found in Marlborough House – a whopping mansion built by Sir Christopher Wren for the Duchess of Marlborough (a close confidante of Queen Anne). Now those are some walls we wish could talk. Add a subtle, light-to-dark ombré effect in a shade of classic blue and suddenly it’s fit for 2020.

St James’s Park wallpaper in Cobalt Fade, £196 a roll,

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