Which Classic Blue are you?

9 Paints To Complement Pantone's Colour Of The Year

Love it or hate it Pantone’s Classic blue is here all year.

How are you using it?

by Claire Parkin

We’ve all heard about Pantone’s colour of the year “19-4052” or as we all affectionately call it  Classic Blue. But why was this colour chosen for 2020? Well, the thinking is that as we cross over into a new century, people are looking for…

a stable and dependable foundation on which to build their lives’.

As a timeless and calm colour, Pantone claim that Classic Blue can ‘aid concentration and bring laser like clarity So it’s evident that’s why it’s already a popular choice for many interior stylists and designers. I mean who wouldn’t want to use a colour that symbolises the positivity of a new day?  But how about those who are looking for a variation on the classic blue hue? Where might you start when looking for a blue to partner with Pantone’s Classic Blue?

Well, we have a round-up of 9 of our favourite blues which complement Pantone’s Colour of the Year perfectly. Whether you are looking to use a blue in contrast to Classic Blue in a room scheme, or a variation on the hue, we have everything covered. Take a look below and tell us your favourite from our top 9:

Which Pantone Classic Blue are you?

1. Magpie, Fenwick & Tilbrook £47 for 2.5 litres in Pure Mat

2. Napoleonic Blue, Annie Sloan £19.95 for 1 litre of Chalk Paint

3. Moonlit, Designers Guild £48 for 2.5 litres of Perfect Matt Emulsion

4. Regal Blue, Crown £16 for 750ml of Non Drip Gloss

5. Blueprint, Mylands £51 for 2.5 litres of Marble Matt Emulsion

6. Tiru, Graham and Brown £44 for 2.5 litres of Ultra Matt Emulsion

7. Night Fishing, Sanderson £43 for 2.5 litres of Active Emulsion

8. Amazon Beat 3, Dulux, £22 for 2.5 litres  

9. Deep Space Blue, Little Greene £45 for 2.5 litres of Absolute Matt Emulsion


So which is your fave? Let us know in the comments below which is your favourite and we’ll let you know ours!

Claire Parkin is an Interior designer based in Kent Claire Parkin Interiors in the South East of England. She trained at the British College of Interior Design and has written an award-nominated interior design blog for the past 8 years. You can read it here




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