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Colours of the Year 2020: What new tones does the new year have in store for us?

We’ve been waiting on tenterhooks and now the of the Year 2020 just been announced. Dulux were the first to unveil their decision, but now the Pantone Colour Institute has also revealed their choice. Both teams of experts have chosen tones that were very much inspired by the changing colours of the sky.

Year after year, Dulux and Pantone’s choices have had a key influence on the entire design industry. Consequently, this of course also spilled over into the interior industry. So, let’s have a look together and see what 2020’s top colours have to offer.

Dulux Tranquil Dawn Colour of the Year 2020 armchair in living room

Timelessly Elegant: Pantone chooses “Classic Blue” as Colour of the Year 2020

Last year, Pantone chose a jolly coral tone as their Colour of the Year, calling it “Living Coral”. This time around, they went with something timeless: “Classic Blue” – a persuasive tone with modest elegance that exudes sovereignty and reliability. As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all,” goes the Colour Institute’s rationale, “it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection.” Since we find blue tones instinctively calming, the colour promotes a feeling of safety. Simultaneously, Classic Blue also provides vitality and optimism, a great way to start the new decade.

Furnishing in Classic Blue: How to easily implement this trendy colour into your apartment

The cool middle blue is an enticing colour for every room. Furniture and other accessories in Classic Blue are often quite the eye-catcher – without being intrusive or gaudy. Imagine a beautiful blue armchair, along with a carpet and perhaps a few sofa cushions in the same colour. With little effort, your living space gets a new, fresh touch. Colour-coordinated details complete the look. Classic Blue can be combined with many other colours, and suits almost every style of furnishing. Basically, you can’t go wrong with it.

Colour of the Year 2020 Classic Blue sofa
Modern seating units in classic blue Colour of the Year 2020
Classic Blue doors Colour of the Year 2020

Versatile and Reserved: Tranquil Dawn is the Colour of the Year 2020 at Dulux

According to Pantone, Classic Blue stands for the “endless vastness of the evening sky”. Dulux, however, decided to take their inspiration for their Colour of the Year 2020 from the hue of the morning sky. And the result? “Tranquil Dawn” – a softer, quieter colour tone:

light green-grey with a light blue nuance. What’s even more exciting is that Tranquil Dawn always seems to look new and different. Depending on the lighting and which colour you choose to combine it with, the cool green unfolds its either fresh-lively appearance or its much cooler, calming side.

Colour of the Year 2020 Tranquil Dawn living room
Colour of the Year 2020 Tranquil Dawn plenty of cushions
Colour of the Year 2020 Tranquil Dawn kitchen

All in the mix: How to integrate Tranquil Dawn into your home

Dulux’s colour of the year is a versatile treat: it presents beautifully across large surfaces and in narrow lines. Next to more intense colours, Tranquil Dawn works as a peaceful antithesis and ensures a balanced overall picture. When played out with soft-warm Sandton>, the colour serves to create an invigorating atmosphere in any room.

Light woods, bamboo or rattan, a few comfy pillows and indoor plants complete this friendly yet easy-going look. Enhance the look with a few harmonious switch designs: the Gira Esprit Linoleum-Plywood for example works wonderfully in this sort of atmosphere.

The Gira Design Configurator can help you find the right design. Source: Gira / YouTube
Whether evening sunset or blazing dawn: the two Colours of the Year from Pantone and Dulux aim to create a heavenly atmosphere in your

home for 2020. We very much look forward to encountering them more in the next year!

Classic Blue or Tranquil Dawn: Which Colour of the Year for 2020 will you try out at home? Let us know in the comments!

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