The Pantone Color Institute announced that the 2020 Color of the Year is PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. Through extensive research into trends across industries and around the world, the color was chosen because it evokes stability, tranquility and resilience. As we enter into a new decade in a time where technology continues to speed up the pace of everyday life, Classic Blue—an honest, relaxed, comfortable color—acts as a calming antidote.
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 Color Institute
You’ll start to notice this color more and more throughout the new year. Here are a few ways to add Classic Blue into your home.
With its elegant and dramatically curved base in a Classic Blue hue, this show-stopping table is as versatile in an entryway styled with flowers and books as it is as a dining table.
Hang this painting on its own for a bold statement, or mix and match with other prints to create a gallery wall.
The chintz pattern of this wallpaper is timeless, but in blue and white its very of-the-moment. It also happens to be one of Schumacher’s most sought-after designs and works in almost any room of the house.
Made with thick yarns, overdyed in a sold blue tone, then washed and distressed, the random shading in this rug is like that of an antique carpet.
This tufted blue velvet sofa will add a touch of classic Hollywood glamour to your home while subtly incorporating Classic Blue.
Stack these geometrically patterned boxes on a mantle, a side table next to your sofa, or in your bedroom for a pop of Classic Blue in an unexpected way.
—by Jacqueline Kuron