‘Anti-Anxiety’ Blue is Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2020

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Pantone Colour Insitute has announced ‘Classic Blue’ as 2020’s Colour of the Year.

According to the colour authority, the royal shade was chosen to instill a soothing sensation in this anxiety-inducing climate and “highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era”.

The hue was chosen for the calming aura it embodies, as it is “imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge.

“Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, Classic Blue re-centres our thoughts,” a press release from the colour authority reads.

“A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.”

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, says: “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on”.


How to bring Classic Blue into your home

Unlike Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019, a vibrant orangey-peach shade named Living Coral, Classic Blue is very easily implemented in the home — in fact, it’s likely you already have a collection of home wares and decor in this shade.

Here are three gorgeous home decor products to inject Classic Blue into your home.

Home Republic Stonewashed Cotton Quilt Cover, $149.99

This lush quilt cover from Adairs is the perfect way to add Classic Blue into your bedroom. Colour therapists refer to blue as a calming shade, perfect for the sleeping zone for the snooze-inducing sensation the colour evokes. Style with mustard pops for a brighter, more summery look, and dress the cover down with a fluffy grey throw in winter.


Marmoset Found Memphis Vase, $79, from RJ Living

This classic blue fluted glass vase crafted from Marmoset Found will serve as the finishing touch upon any hard surface in your home — from a mantelpiece to the desk in your home office. The sculptural piece looks just as good as it does will foliage inside, and is a timeless addition to any modern or heritage abode.

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RJ Living

KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer, $699.95, from Kitchenware.com.au

Though a member of KitchenAid’s mini range, this Twilight Blue stand mixer packs a serious punch and will help up your cooking game in 2020. Ideal for any monochrome kitchen crying out for some colour and personality.