Instilling calm, confidence and connection – Classic Blue – Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year, might just be the hue the new decade needed.
Each year the colour institute undertakes trend-forecasting research to determine what colour best describes the year to come. And the chosen shade for 2020 is Classic Blue.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, said: “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. “
Given all that’s happened in 2020, at Perfect Panels we’re not sure if Pantone knew something we didn’t! But they did get us thinking about the colour blue more generally.
Often found in nature, blue is often described as calming. It is also frequently seen as a sign of stability and reliability. Which makes it a favourite hue of corporate organisations and reputedly a good colour for offices and study spaces as it stimulates clear thought and can aid concentration. Plus, its serenity makes it a great choice for bedrooms and bathrooms.
Blue is apparently the favourite colour of 40% of men and 27% of women in Britain. So, a definite crowd pleaser. Which is great knowledge to have in your back pocket when you’re helping homeowners with their carpentry or joinery projects.
But perhaps the best thing about blue is its versatility. Every colour has an array of shades, but blue definitely has the most to offer in terms of flexibility – from soft, warm and quite neutral shades to more cool, dramatic or fun ones. And it goes with practically everything. Pair it with white for a crisp and fresh feel or match it with bright colours like orange, pink or green (who ever said that blue and green should never be seen?!) for bold results.
So, whether it’s an office (or home office) refurb, some new wardrobes or a kitchen or bathroom refit – blue is a colour that will stand the test of time suit many different tastes.
At Perfect Panels we have access to thousands of coloured laminates and melamine faced boards (including a range of glorious blue options) from all the major brands like Egger, Polyrey, Abet, Xylocleaf, Formica, Arpa and more.
And we offer the option to further process your boards – whether they are Plywood, MFC, or MDF – through CNC machining, laminating and pressing or edging with ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), solid wood lippings or strips of laminate to mix and/or match.
When it comes to edgebanding, there are two options to choose from. The first uses Hotmelt EVA glue, which gives a very thin bond line between the panel edging. This is best suited for dry area panels, like bedroom furniture or office décor.
But we also offer Airtec bonding. Hot air technology is used to melt a reactive layer on the edgebanding forming a moisture resistant bond between the edging and the panel. Making it ideal for bathrooms and kitchens.
If you’re tradesman, designer, developer of DIY enthusiast, then please browse our website for your next project. And if you’ve got any completed projects in blue then do send them over – we'd love to see them!