New Year? Time for a New Colour

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With the festivities of the previous month officially over, and our ordinary routines back into play, January can seem like a bit of a dull month to many. If you’re looking for something to perk you back up and keep you motivated in January, a bit of a home enhancement could be just the thing you need!

Colour experts Pantone have revealed that their 2020 colour of the year is Classic Blue. On the announcement of this, they describe Classic Blue as “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”


Pantone’s colour of the year influences a large variety of visual industries including fashion, art, design and interior design. Expect to see Classic Blue popping up here there and everywhere as designers rush to get with this new trend – and you can do the same in your own home without an entire re-design of your home!

Using the colour as an accent wall in a room is a simple yet bold way of adding this shade to your home. Classic blue for an entire room may be a bit dark and intense, but choosing just one wall to add a splash of colour can really make for an eye-catching room design. Teamed up with some matching accessories dotted around the room and you’re on to a winner!

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Selecting a large piece of furniture in Classic Blue such as a settee, chairs, tables or counters can create a striking focal point for the room, with all other pieces of furniture working around the statement piece to create a stunning room design. If buying a whole new furniture set is out of your price range, some of your older pieces of furniture such as tables, chairs, side-boards or counters(or even old kitchen units) could potentially be painted over or covered with a transfer for a trendy upcycled feel.


Changing up some of your smaller accessories and ornaments such as lamps, clocks, rugs or vases can be just enough to add a speckle of the colour around your home. Don’t be afraid to throw some other colours into the mix too, as many interior designers would advise. Pantone have also explored some colour palettes you could team up with Classic Blue, including shades of peach, grey, greens and purples and a whole other variety of colours.


No matter what your design ideas, there’s lots of inspiration to be found with this bold blue – and don’t forget, for those all-important statement pieces, we have lots of stunning finishing touches that you won’t find in high street stores.

If you’d like to take the next step and redesign some of your rooms, or your entire home, (or even just have one or two unique accessories that nobody else can find), Sunset Interiors offer a range of interior design services for domestic and commercial settings at a great price, get in touch with our team today to discuss your interior design needs.