Pantone’s colour of the year 2020 is Classic Blue: here’s how to nail the trend for yourself

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Pantone has announced its colour of the year for 2020 and it looks like Classic Blue is going to be everywhere.

Pantone’s prediction of what colour will be big news in 2020 couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Just as we’re feeling all wintery, the design brand has announced that a deep, midnight-like blue will be the hue we can’t get enough of. 

Officially known as Classic Blue, Pantone says that the colour is “elegant in its simplicity” and “suggestive of the sky at dusk”. The sky has been serving as inspiration in the fashion and interior design worlds for a while now, with celestial and zodiac references still proving popular. 

So, it makes sense, then, that this shade which replicates the velvety tones of the sky as it turns from day to night already has us wondering how we can replicate the trend for ourselves.

From homeware touches and interior decor trends to accessories and wardrobe must-buys, we’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces on the market that will help you make the Classic Blue trend your own. 

Scroll down for our edit of Classic Blue buys.

  • Lapis beady stacking ring

    This little blue beauty features an enchanting lapis lazzuli stone and is handmade from 18-karat gold-plated silver. It’s a perfect everyday staple, adding just a flash of the midnight hue to your hands as you gesticulate. And if you don’t know jewellery brand Vintouch yet, we think you’ll like that celebrating the craftsmanship of Italy is in its DNA.

    Wolf and Badger, £44

  • TRIPLICITY velvet cushion

    This cushion from House of Hackney gathers together all the fire star signs in one gorgeous design, with an inky dark blue background. Inspired by Persian rugs, it has a contrasting pattern on the reverse side and is finished with multi-coloured tassels. 

    House of Hackney, £165

  • Antonia faux pearl beaded tote bag

    We really didn’t need another excuse to splurge on this Shrimps bag, but now that we know this dark blue hue is a must for 2020, we think we’ll have to have it. From its pearly sheen to its boxy structure, it truly is a thing of beauty. 

    Liberty London, £475

  • Silk eyemask

    Soho Home names the exact shade of this luxurious eyemask ‘Midnight’, so it may be a few hours later than the dusk of Classic Blue, but it’s close enough for us. Made from 100% silk it’s very gentle on the skin and helps to retain natural moisture while you sleep. Just to make it a little bit more special, you can also get this eyemask monogrammed with your initials. 

    Soho Home, £38

  • Furla Mimì Bi-Fold wallet

    This teeny, tiny wallet is impossibly cute and a simple nod to 2020’s biggest shade. With a textured leather finish and a slim silhouette we think it will look great in your bag.

    Furla, £115

  • Seven chair

    This fabulous Hollywood Regency chair comes from recently launched brand Trove, which is about to become your new obsession. Although it comes in a selection of colours, we love this deep indigo and the killer fringing by Samuel & Son.

    Trove, £1,350

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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