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Colour of the Year 2020

Ideas & Inspiration / 02 Jan 2020

Colour of the Year 2020

Pantone Colour Institute has announced that its 2020 Colour of the Year is Classic Blue which means you're likely to see a lot of blue in interior design this year - but our shade of Windsor Blue has always been a popular choice with customers...

As we begin a new decade of uncertainty, Classic Blue offers a “solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on” says Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of Pantone. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, Classic Blue provokes calmness and tranquility. Eiseman says “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue.”

Its ability to instill calmness and tranquillity is not the only reason for Windsor Blue’s popularity – it’s also a highly versatile shade.

This bright shade works as a wonderful colour pop of colour in a contemporary kitchen scheme and works perfectly in combination with white and light grey colours, allowing you to add dark shades to your kitchen whilst maintaining a light, airy feel. Natural wood tones also complement Windsor Blue beautifully, giving interiors a warm, classic vibe.

We’ve put together some of our favourite Windsor Blue real kitchens….

These Windsor Blue cabinets work beautifully in this stunning, classic kitchen. Natural wood tones, Scots Grey and Windsor Blue truly is a match made in heaven.


Classic shaker kitcehn with blue kitchen cabinets

Pictured: Ashbourne Scots Grey and Windsor Blue. Designed by Ryan Thomas in Swansea.

This Windsor Blue kitchen island complements the rest of this gorgeous kitchen perfectcly and adds uniqueness to this classic look. Another great example of combining greys, woods and blue shades.


Grey shaker kitchen with blue kitchen island

Pictured: Sherborne Light Grey with Windsor Blue. Designed by Ollie Willcox in Esher.

These Windsor Blue cabinets fit well in this elegant shaker kitchen. The metallic handles are complimentary and the perfect finishing touch.


Pictured: Sherborne Windsor Blue and Winbourne Light Grey. Designed by Ryan Thomas in Swansea.

We love how this customer has combined Windsor Blue doors with light marble worktops and metallic handles - a great example of how kitchens can include dark shades whilst maintaining a bright, airy feel.


Classic blue kitchen with shaker style doors

Pictured: Sherborne White with Windsor Blue. Designed by Rob Jenkins in Swansea.

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