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Classic Blue

2020 saw colour gurus Pantone release ‘Classic Blue’ as their Colour of the Year; a timeless and enduring blue hue that is elegant in its simplicity.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 - Classic Blue - Interior Inspiration - Cobalt Blue Sofa

‘Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation. Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, it brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit.’ Discover more about Pantone’s Classic Blue on their website.

Blue is calm and enduring, and this shade is no different. The Pantone Colour of the Year is rich, deep and elegant. Not so vivid that it shouts to be heard, but vibrant enough to offer understated intensity.

Cobalt Blue Velvet Sofa

Sofa: Melody 3 Seater Sofa in Velvet Touch – Blue Lagoon. Chair: Floyd Chair in Soft Knit Cotton – Chalkhill Blue.

How can I use Classic Blue in my home?

Classic Blue is the perfect colour choice if you’ve had enough of neutrals but don’t fancy bringing a world of rainbow brights into your home. It’s sophisticated and easy to accessorise; if you like the shade then a sofa is a great place to start.

Cobalt Blue Velvet Sofa

Sofa: Briony 4 Seater Pillow Back Sofa in Velvet Touch – Blue Lagoon. Footstool: Holly Footstool in Velvet Touch – Blue Lagoon.

Our Velvet Touch – Blue Lagoon is a beautifully rich shade of cobalt blue, reminiscent of tropical seas with it’s intense, sunshine flooded hue. The benefit of choosing blue for a larger piece of furniture is that it takes minimal effort to make a big impact rather than repeating the shade with a collection of smaller accessories. Discover more of our wonderfully elegant Classic Blue sofas.

If, however, a blue sofa is just a step too far, it’s easier (and cheaper) to start small and see if it’s a shade that you want to add more of. Here are some of our favourite Classic Blue homewares and accessories...

Classic Blue and Cobalt Blue Home Accessories - Interior Inspiration

1. Frame Print from Juniqe 2. Kaleido Tray from Hay 3. Glass Vase from Barker & Stonehouse 4. Capri Scented Candle from Trouva 5. Faux Hydrangea Stem from Floristry Warehouse 6. Rick Stein Dinner Plates from Trouva 7. Trellis Rug from

What colours can I pair with Classic Blue?

Classic Blue is a sophisticated, solid shade that will work well in both traditional and modern interiors. If you want to make a statement with a splash of blue, what colours could you add to the palette to create a holistic look for your lounge?

We love the luxe edge you get by pairing Classic Blue with brass or antique gold. Other tones that work particularly well with this mid-blue are buttercup yellow, navy blue or blush pink.

Cobalt Blue and Gold Interior Inspiration

Sofa: Briony 3 Seater in Velvet Touch – Blue Lagoon

Complementary Colours for Cobalt Blue

Colours that complement Classic Blue

Be Blue

We think you’ll agree that Classic Blue is a beautiful shade that’s easy to use at home. What better way to honour the Pantone Colour of the Year than to clad a stylish, British-made sofa with it?

Order up to six free swatches and start embracing this season’s hottest hue.

Classic Blue and Cobalt Blue Interior Inspiration on Pinterest

Need some more ideas of how you can incorporate Classic Blue into your home or simply want to drool over some seriously stylish interiors? Join us on Pinterest and discover over 80 Pinboards full of home trends and interior inspiration...


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