A Decade Of Colour: Inspired Colours To Decorate Your Home With In 2020

If you have spent weeks swatching your walls and eyeing up new furnishings, but still can’t decide on your interiors colour palette, or have no idea where to begin, we’re here to help. 

As we approach the new year, we have revisited some of our favourite colours of the decade, taken a look at Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020 and reflected on how intrinsically these annual colour ‘signals’ are woven into the fabric of our homes.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016 – Rose Quartz

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Pantone’s 2016 Colour of the Year preceded the world’s enchantment with this pale pink mineral. Symbolising love and harmony, not only did the crystal and accessories of its colour start to feature heavily in our homes, it inspired a wider rose quartz interiors movement.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 – Living Coral

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For 2019, Living Coral served as an emboldened graduation of 2016’s Rose Quartz. In the intervening time, soft blush hues found their way throughout our interiors, with plush velvet armchairs, rose gold accessories and pink Christmas ornaments.

How to Feature Rose Quartz & Living Coral in your Bedroom

Opt for the clean and contemporary Elise Bedroom in Champagne Avola. Accessorise pumice surfaces with chrome and use Farrow & Ball’s ‘Setting Plaster.’

Pantone Colour of the Year 2013 – Emerald

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Jetting across the colour wheel is Pantone’s captivating 2013 Colour of the Year ‘Emerald’ – luxurious and bejewelled. For the bold, Emerald contrasts beautifully with blush pink and restores balance.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2010 – Turquoise

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If emerald’s deep lustre is too rich for you, consider soothing Turquoise – Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2010. It is as fresh today as it was 10 years ago and works beautifully with light neutrals or metallics.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue

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Classic blue and its variants have already made their way into our interiors. It is easy to see why this soothing, stylish shade is quickly becoming the colour of the decade.

How to Feature Classic Blue in your Kitchen

Go bold with the Schuller Next 125 NX902 Kitchen in Indigo Blue, featuring dark blue kitchen units complemented with earthy wood panelling. Or try deep blue walls with metro tiles, marble surfaces, wooden floors and brass finishings.

If you want to renovate and transform your space in the new year, then get in touch with Forever Spaces for your free home visit.

Or bring your own measurements to our Haddington showroom for a coffee and a complimentary Design Meeting.

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