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Colour of the Year 2020


Pantone's Colour of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue, a calming shade that resembles the sky at dusk.

As we embark into a new decace, Classic Blue remains "a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on" says Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of Pantone. Classic Blue's resemblance to the sky at dusk provokes calmness and tranquility. Eiseman says " We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy  and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue.

Our Windsor Blue shade has proven a popular choice with customers. Not only does it provoke peacefulness, it's also a highly versatile shade.

Windsor Blue looks great when combined with light greys and white, which means you can incorparate a bold colour into your kitchen, without making it dark and gloomy.

Natural wood tones also look great in combination with Windsor Blue and create a warm, homely vibe. 

Here are some of our favourite Windsor Blue real kitchens...

This gorgeous kitchen designed and installed by Knaresborough Kitchens is a great example of how Windsor Blue features work perfectly in a bright, crisp kitchen. This customer has opted for Sherborne Windsor Blue with Light Grey. The light grey makes the kitchen light, airy and modern, but the Windsor Blue kitchen island and subtle wood features give it a classic twist.


Pictured: Sherborne Windsor Blue with Light Grey. Designed and installed by Knaresborough Kitchens.

This kitchen features another popular shade of blue, Oxford Blue. This shade is darker than Windosr Blue and can make interiors look bold and dramatic or tranquil and cosy, depending on your personal taste and style. This customer has opted for a smooth, modern and dramatic look. Another great example of how dark blue shades and light greys are a match made in heaven. 


Pictured: H Line Hampton Oxford Blue with Larna Scots Grey. Designed and installed by Owen Williams Kitchens. 

Our Portland Oak looks stunning next to the Windsor Blue cabinets in this kitchen that was designed and installed by Wadebridge Kitchens. We love how the metallic colours of the pendant lights give this classic-look kitchen a subtle modern touch.


Pictured: Sherborne Windsor Blue with Light Grey and Portland Oak. Designed and installed by Wadebridge Kitchens.

The open shelving and glass window cabinets allow for different colours to be introduced and combined with the Windsor Blue cabinets. The lovely personal touches that have been added to this kitchen are done perfectly and mix well with the Windsor Blue – they also make this kitchen feel homely and unique.

Pictured: Ashbourne Windsor Blue with White. Designed and installed by Counter Interiors

The metallic handles of this kitchen look great on top of these elegant, smooth Windsor Blue Cabinets. The natural light offered by this grand skylight combined with our Scots Grey worktops complement the Windsor Blue effortlessly.

Pictured: Hampton Windsor Blue with Scots Grey. Designed and installed by Owen Williams Kitchens.

If you feel inspired by Pantone’s Colour of the Year and these wonderful real kitchens, feel free to order one of our FREE brochures for more inspiration. Find your nearest Masterclass Kitchens retailer if you’re ready to begin the journey…

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