Colour Trends for Christmas & the New Year

Wondering what the must-have colour for your home is this Christmas? Planning to redecorate in the new year? Considering a new colour scheme but not sure where to start?

Well, great news, because we’ve scoured the internet to bring you this Christmas’s colour craze and the hottest interior colour trend predictions for 2020. So, grab yourself a glass of mulled wine, put your feet up and discover the key colour trends that will carry you through this festive season and into the year ahead.


Beautiful Blue

Blue is the key colour for Christmas 2019. From tree decorations and table displays to wreaths and ribbons, sprinkling blue highlights throughout your home will see you totally on-trend and the talk of the Christmas parties. Add a gorgeous quirky charm to your home this Christmas by choosing midnight blue, cerulean or aquamarine as main or accent shades.

But blue isn’t just for Christmas. This sophisticated shade is a crucial interior colour trend for the new year, too. Recently announced as Pantone’s colour of the year, Classic Blue is big news for 2020.

Pantone’s Colour of the Year has been influencing major, global industries, such as fashion, home interiors and graphic design for over two decades. Following trend analysis, colour psychology and new colour influences, Pantone Colour Institute experts choose the colour that everyone is going to want.

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Why Classic Blue?

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, Classic Blue was chosen, as ‘we are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of consistency and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable hue we can always rely on.’

The colour of sky and water, blue is a shade associated with depth and dependability. A favourite colour for many, the colour blue helps to promote relaxation and tranquillity and is linked with a calm authority that helps to inspire trust. Lighter tones of blue are associated with wisdom, understanding and gentleness, while darker shades symbolise power, knowledge and honesty.

A calming, confident and creative colour, blue is the perfect hue to use to create a physically relaxing and mentally stimulating room. Proven to help improve concentration, focus and clarity of thought, this calming colour is also known to help slow your heart rate. So it’s ideal to use in a study or workspace, or in any part of your home that you’d like to make more serene and peaceful.


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Key Colours for 2020

Other natural tones have made key colours for other big names in home interior design. Tranquil Dawn, ‘a colour inspired by the morning sky’, has been selected as the Dulux Colour of the Year 2020. This soft, grey shade of green will add a touch of calm elegance to any room. And the aqua spectrum, purple, neo-mint and botanical green have all been chosen as Crown’s top colour choices for enhancing your home in the new year.


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Interior design in 2020 is all about using opposing shades of the spectrum together, so don’t be afraid to use contrasting colours. Download a colour wheel to find the perfect opposing colour and make your new colour scheme pop.


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Whether you need the perfect pair of curtains for your newly decorated dining room or you’d like new blinds or shutters fitted throughout your entire home, at Barnes Blinds we’ve got all your window coverings covered. And as we manufacture, measure and install all our products, you’ll know they’ll fit and operate perfectly.

Call us on 01782 771117 or click here to arrange your free home appointment, and we’ll help your home be bang on-trend.