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2020 has only just begun, but it's already full of changes and challenges, whether economic, social or environmental. This climate of uncertainty and turmoil can only underscore the human need for stability, and push each of us to seek a sense of security and peace of mind, especially in our everyday spaces.
No wonder then that the experts of the Pantone Color Institute have elected Pantone 19-40502, better known as Classic Blue, as the colour of the year. After the bright pink Living Coral, king of 2019, it will be precisely this new shade of blue – intense, elegant and reassuring – that will accompany us throughout 2020.
"A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking, increase our perspectives and open the flow of communication". These are the words of Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explaining the choice of this sophisticated shade. So let's get ready to see it everywhere, from the catwalks of the next fashion weeks to the web, without forgetting our cities and our own homes!
Elegant in its simplicity, blue is an ideal colour to renovate your home, especially the bedroom and the bathroom, thanks to its ability to instil a sense of tranquillity, order and trust. It's perfect both on the floor to design refined and modern spaces and on the wall to decorate entire rooms or to be combined as a glam accent with more neutral, calm colours.
You can use classic blue to transform your home into a cosy retreat. Indeed, this shade of blue manages to create a sense of intimacy and relaxation in the bathroom and gently rocks you to sleep in the bedroom.
Relaxing, trendy, but above all versatile: the 2020 Pantone makes it possible to create truly refined ton sur ton combinations, for example between walls and decorative details like pillowcases, lampshades or carpets.
The elegance of classic blue creates a truly unique harmony and style!
Do you love blue so much that you want it in every room? No problem! Classic blue lends itself to every room in the house, including your living area or private study. Recent studies in psychology and work-space design have found that blue seems to help concentration and productivity. Try it yourself!
The living room, the true fulcrum of the home, can be transformed by combining blue floor and wall coverings with various furnishing elements like classic style pastel sofas and armchairs, metal details with an industrial character or light Nordic-style woods. But be careful, dark blue prefers sunlight and large rooms: use it only if you have a large surface area or large windows, so as not to run the risk of excessively darkening your spaces.
The most daring can also choose the Pantone of the year for their kitchen, perhaps combined with brightly coloured brush strokes like a bright orange to create a whimsical yet classy combination. Maybe you can use those same colour accents on your tablecloths and crockery as well, even with irreverent patterns from the 70s.
If the 2020 Pantone has already managed to win you over, the Stonecloud porcelain stoneware collection by Marca Corona could be the ideal solution for your furnishing or renovation project: an elegant, versatile tile in sync with current trends! Available in several exclusive shades, this series of stone-effect floor and wall tiles features precisely the colour of the year to add a touch of style and character to private residences and public spaces, like luxury hotels and new commercial spaces.