Feeling blue with Johnstone’s Trade

Johnstone’s Trade has revealed its Colour of the Year 2020: Chinese Porcelain PPG1160-6, chosen from its Voice of Colour palette. Described as a ‘fitting colour to offer an escape from today’s fast-paced society’, this blend of cobalt and ‘moody’ ink blue is designed to evoke ‘a sense of calm while offering hopefulness’.

According to Johnstone’s Trade, Chinese Porcelain PPG1160-6 is the perfect hue for creating colour block rooms and is complemented by organic natural wood furniture with a crisp white trim finish. It also works well when layered with additional blues in tufted and velvet furniture, or when paired with trending natural shades.

The Colour of the Year decision process is a detailed one, starting with the PPG Global Colour Workshop. This annual workshop brings together more than 20 PPG global colour stylists from a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and architectural. The stylists analyse the catwalk, lifestyles, demographics, geographies, and global cross-cultural societal inspirations to determine what colours will resonate and represent the PPG global colour forecast, including the PPG Colour of the Year.

The Colour of the Year will act as the focal point for the broader PPG 2020 Global Colour Trends Forecast, which offers direction and inspiration to architects, designers and homeowners. The colours are brought to life through three trend stories, On the Move, At the Core and In the Know, each encompassed within the overarching theme of ‘Flow’.

In the UK, Voice of Colour is available exclusively through Johnstone’s Trade, which brings the latest colour trends to its customers. Visit www.johnstonestrade.com colour for more information.