The Colour of 2020: Classic Blue!

Posted on 18 February 2020

Colour gurus 'Pantone' have recently revealed their colour of 2020 as 'Classic Blue'.   Their reason for this choice was because the colour instilled 'calm, confidence and connection' and 'highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.'

Although we'd love to say that we champion this deep blue for the same poetic reasons, really we just think it's a lovely colour for your home. It's that sort of reliable colour that you know will look smashing on your walls, your floors or anywhere in between. 

For that reason, we thought we'd echo the experts and show you, via the medium of some of our hottest products for the upcoming year, why you should dance the blues in 2020.

Despite being a darker shade of blue, the colour of the year manages to conjure calmness rather than gloom when used on walls. Coupled with white skirting and framework or the colours of natural wood, this hue of blue makes for the sort of reliable and reassuring paint colour Pantone praises it for. Pictured below is the 'Yacht Blue' paint from Sanderson, available at Barretts from just £30 a tin.

This blue also makes for fabulous flooring; to the right is the Westex Ultima Twist carpet in colour 'Gentian'. The rich blue can actually bring a warmth to a room that would normally be associated with redder carpets. Available in a variety of carpet weights to match the footfall of every area of the home, the Westex Ultima Twist range begins at £47.99 psm. Our Flooring Department also offers a Free Measure & Estimate Service, as well as Free Standard Carpet Fitting and, in our Winter Sale, Free Underlay!

The soothing nature of this colour makes it a natural fit for bedroom decor. Our range of Hypnos divan beds are now available in this stunning colour, upholstered in fabrics and velvet finishes that will have you longing for your bed all day long. In our Winter Sale, the Hypnos Orthocare 8 Mattress & Base set, which was from £925, is now from an amazing £739. Supreme comfort and superb colours.

If you don't fancy the full 'ocean floor' look, you can always accessorise!  Introduce this brilliant blue onto your floor with one of our Oriental Weavers rugs. Available in a range of styles and sizes, with most available in shades similar to the colour of the year, one of our experts will be sure to find you the rug of your dreams. In our Winter Sale, you can find up to 20% of rugs, too!

Sticking with the theme of subtle accessorising, below is just one of the many pieces of gorgeous wall art available in our showroom. This one in particular, the 'Satellite View' canvas by Nancy Wood, blends beautiful blues into a scene of crashing waves and is available at just £63.75, reduced from £75.

'Classic Blue' exudes comfort and class, something I'm sure we'd all love from our sofas. The 'Westerfield' sofa by Westbridge is an opulent cocktail of these flavours; bellowing back cushions usher you in with a huge crash zone of up to 4 seats waiting to cushion your belly-flop. In our Winter Sale, the Westerfield 2-seater sofa is reduced from £1079 to just £925.

If this hasn't made you want to add a splash of blue to your home, visit us in-store to browse our huge range of Classic Blue-matching furniture, beds, flooring, fabrics, linens and homeware. And if blue just isn't your colour, Barretts is your rainbow. We have colours and styles to match or compliment any room in your home.  

To book a free, no obligation measure and estimate for flooring or soft furnishings, or just ask a question, please use the contact form below.


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