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Colour of the year 2020 revealed

The colour of the year for 2020 is the coolest shade yet! Colour experts Pantone have revealed their top tone for next year and it’s Classic Blue, a shade that instills calm, confidence and connection.

The timeless, elegant and enduring blue hue – suggestive of the sky at dusk – was chosen by Pantone to mark our desire for stability as we enter a new era, to bring a sense of peace and tranquillity.

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Images sourced from Pantone

Colour of the Year 2020: Classic Blue for interiors

Pantone says their Classic Blue shade is a favourite for the home, adding creative confidence to spaces that can be bold or traditional. The colour institute has created five unique palettes to help designers incorporate the colour into schemes next year, which each convey a different mood:

Ponder: The Ponder palette teams Classic Blue with warm shades and paler blues for a hot and cold complementary contrast

Pantone colour of the year 2020

Snorkel: The Snorkel palette matches Classic Blue with tropical, vivid shades including lime and coral for a paradise-inspired effect

Desert Twilight: The Desert Twilight palette adds purples, pinks and a hint of earth shades for a sunset-style scheme

Pantone colour of the year 2020

Exotic Tastes: A palette for the senses, Exotic Tastes focuses on seasonings, condiments and foods, adding Classic Blue to mango, honey and rhubarb shades.

Pantone colour of the year 2020

Untraditional: Untraditional creates colour clashes, matching Classic Blue with fun and unexpected shades such as cherry red, faded and lush greens.

Pantone colour of the year 2020

Images sourced from Pantone

Colour of the Year 2020: Classic Blue for exteriors

When it comes to colour, blue is a hue that makes a soothing statement for exteriors. Just take a look at the perforated metal shutter facade we created for the Infinity residential apartments, Canterbury.

Overlooking the Cooks River parklands, the facade of the block is powder-coated in different shades, including a blue that’s very similar to Pantone’s Classic Blue. The effect is a striking yet calming cladding that adds unique visual interest.

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Or how about this children’s nursery in Yokohama, Japan? The blue-toned perforated metal facade of Muronokids Satellite works perfectly with the warmth of the interior wood panelling.

Created by Hibinosekkei and its Youji no Shiro architectural team, the perforated facade pattern is designed to resemble a galaxy – just as Pantone is inferring with its night-sky inspired Classic Blue shade.


Images sourced form Muronokids Satellite

Order blue perforated metal with Arrow Metal

If you’re inspired by Classic Blue for your architectural or interior projects for 2020, we can powder-coat our perforated metal in any shade to create unique building facades and interior features including staircases, balustrade or screening.

Talk to our expert team to explore our custom perforated metal design service. Or order a standard in-stock profile, and we can colour coat it in a blue shade of your choice.

Call our team to find out more on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry.


Posted: December 10, 2019

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