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Pantone’s Colour of the Year: Classic Blue

Pantone’s Colour of the Year: Classic Blue

Date: January 9th, 2020 CTD Tiles | Tags: blue, classic blue, pantone, pantone colour of the year, blue tiles, blue wall tiles, Poitiers, Cuban, Havana

Each year, we eagerly await the arrival of Pantone’s Colour of the Year, and 2020’s certainly didn’t disappoint! Classic Blue is elegant and simple – a universally loved colour that can be used for a variety of interior design applications in both warm and cool tones.

“Instilling calm, confidence and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era”. – Pantone



Collage picture of blue Poitiers, Havana, Arles and Reflections tiles

Pictured above: Poitiers, Havana, Arles and Reflections

One of the strongest hues of the colour spectrum, blue is considered to be calming, reassuring and serene – making it a suitable colour for use all throughout the home and providing an ideal choice for living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and even hallways.

Set to make a prominent statement across interiors in 2020, we expect to see Classic Blue being used in a variety of ways throughout the home. From full redecoration plans, to smaller accessory updates, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this on-trend, yet timeless, colour into your home.

At GEMINI Tiles, we have a wide selection of wall and floor tiles if you’re looking to update your interiors with a trend-worthy finish. Whether you’re looking to bring the rich tone of a Classic Blue tile into your home, or perhaps a contrasting white glossy tile or a complementary lighter blue tile, we’ve got you covered!

From the deep tones of Poitiers Azure Blue to the striking patterns of Havana’s White Garden and Herald tiles, you have the option to experiment with colour and pattern – bringing a new lease of life to your home for the start of the new decade.


“Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication”.
– Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute


Collage picture of blue Poitiers and Havana tiles

Our Poitiers collection in the Azure Blue shade will provide your home with the classically blue styled scheme you’ve been longing for. Paired with soft grey wooden cabinetry, brushed brass taps and contemporary finishes, you’ll be sure to achieve a beautiful scheme that coincides with the latest colour trends. 

Collage picture of blue Cuban and Havana tiles

If you’re looking to embrace bold pattern with a hint of blue, the Cuban and Havana tiles make for the perfect eye-catching option. The blue and white tiles from our Havana’s Herald design look great alongside natural woods and whitewashed furniture. Or why not try the contrasting block patterning of Cuban against a dramatic blue backdrop, white wood flooring and heritage style accessories for a stunning interior that exudes traditional charm with a twist of on-trend colour.

For the ultimate style statement in your home, team Classic Blue with crisp whites, brass finishes and plenty of natural greenery to transform your tired décor into a stunning new interior design for 2020 and beyond! 



We hope our blog post has inspired you to think about how you can bring Pantone’s Colour of the Year into your home, to achieve a stylish and contemporary look with your interiors. Let us know how you get on!






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