The Top Interior Design Colors of the 2010s


2020 Color of the Year: CLASSIC BLUE

A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking color highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts.

In order, here are the Pantone Colors of the Year for the 2010s.

2010: Turquoise


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Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.

2011: Honeysuckle


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A bright, sherberty pink shade, uplifting and optimistic, evoking nostalgic feelings of summertime.

2012: Tangerine Tango

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Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango is a vivacious, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.

2013: Emerald


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A luminous, magnificent hue, Emerald is the colour of beauty, new life and prosperity.

2014: Radient Orchid

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An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.

2015: Marsala

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A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.

2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity

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Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.

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2017: Greenery

A refreshing and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

2018: Ultra Violet

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A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.

2019: Living Coral

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge.

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2020: Classic Blue

Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction.

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