The Complimentary Colours That Work Best With Pantone’s 2020 Colour Of The Year

Blue painted wall with white flowery bedding

PANTONE has released its 2020 colour of the year: Classic Blue, a reassuring and calming, yet fantastically bold shade of blue.

As we head into a new decade, this contemporary colour is full of confidence and highlights dependability and trustworthiness, making it the perfect colour for your home. The diversity of the colour means there are many colour combinations that you can pair with it to compliment the rest of your home interiors.

If you’re in the mood for a new year decorating overhaul it’s worth considering going all out by creating a statement wall, however if you live in rental accommodation it can make it difficult to create anything as permanent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate it into your home!

For a subtle nod to the trend, think cushions, throws and bedding, as they will add a touch of colour without overly dominating or changing the feel of the room.

Green and Blue

Ocean colours inspired by the sea are predicted be on trend for the next few years. Layering blues and greens is a great way to bring this soothing, coastal look into your home.

Green painted walls with blue velvet chair

If statement bedding isn’t your thing, consider investing in some cool-shaded roller blinds from Terrys Fabrics to create a calming yet interesting vibe within the room. Adding a house plant to a room is another great way to include a much-needed pop of green.

Orange and Yellow

Go bold with orange, it’s the opposite colour to blue which makes it really pop and stand out against the Classic Blue. Orange brings energy and warmth to a room, try accessorising your room with an orange throw or cushion.

Blue painted walls. Blue and yellow flowery bedding

Like orange, yellow is another way to add a flash of colour to a room. Yellow is the brightest colour in the spectrum of visible colours and this cheery colour symbolises positivity, creativity and energy. Known for its invigorating qualities, yellow is an eye-catching way to work with the colour of the year.

White and Grey

Grey and white are neutral and timeless colours that perfectly compliment a daring colour such as Pantone’s Classic Blue. Both white and grey accentuate the blues whilst still creating a balanced room that is not overpowering.

Pink and Blush

Pink is certainly having a moment in interiors and is one of the few colours that works so beautifully alongside shades of blue. Pink is not only versatile but comes in many varieties whether it’s a bright hot pink or a more muted blush., Blush too has calming qualities, making it a fantastic colour to add to a classic blue bedroom. Here are some stylish rooms combining pink and blue.

Blue velvet sofa

Whether you’re feeling bold with a statement wall or wanting to add a flash of Pantone’s classic blue with accent pieces to your home, finding balance is key. If you are adding in accessories, one is almost never enough! Whichever complementary colour you go for, its best to tie in a few different pieces around the room for a well-rounded interior focus.