A touch of the blues

Classic Blue looks great when used for cabinetry. Dulux Australia. Stylist: Julia Green. (Picture: Armelle Habib)

Blue is instantly calming, projects confidence and connection and is the Pantone colour of 2020.

For more than 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

A timeless and enduring blue hue, Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity.

Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colours that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction.

You can add a touch of Classic Blue to your home with cushions, pots, wall art or kitchen and bathroom accessories.

For those wanting a more serious commitment to Classic Blue, consider painting a prominent wall or look for furniture, carpet or cabinetry in the classic hue.

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