Since 2000, The Pantone Color Institute has announced a new Color of the Year as a trendsetting concept for designers, creators, marketers, brands or simply anyone who enjoys working with color. To mark the new decade, Pantone recently announced Pantone 19-4052, or Classic Blue, as the 2020 Color of the Year.
Pantone describes Classic Blue as a timeless hue that “highlights our desires for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into the new era.” Lighter than navy, yet still a rich shade of blue, this soothing shade is reminiscent of the sky at dusk and brings about feelings of peace and tranquility. Blue is known for being one of the most versatile decorating hues and Pantone’s Classic Blue lives up to it.
Blue has become the new neutral, taking the place of more traditional whites, beiges, browns and blacks. The Classic Blue color is a recognizable and versatile shade that lends itself well to a variety of materials, textures and finishes. The shade pairs beautifully with other neutrals, as well as punchy hues like orange, yellow and softer pastels such as blush and butter. This extreme versatility means that incorporating Classic Blue throughout the various spaces in your home is both easy and effortless.
If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your walls, consider Classic Blue. The shade is rich and vibrant enough to make a bold statement but isn’t overwhelming. Since blue is a popular shade for homes already, homeowners have the comfort of knowing their walls won’t be going out of style anytime soon. Paint an accent wall or fill your entire room with Classic Blue to create a space wrapped in cozy comfort. You can also incorporate the blue color with a patterned piece of easy-peel off wallpaper for a funkier feel.
Classic Blue is a great color for livening up bathrooms. The color’s ability to evoke feelings of calm and serenity are perfect for unwinding in the tub after a long day or waking up with a hot morning shower. Add some blue bath towels, a blue bathmat or a blue patterned shower curtain for a charming pop. Homeowners can even incorporate the shade by painting the bathroom cabinetry or adding boldly patterned tile floors with the Classic Blue color.
Shades of blue have always been popular in kitchens due to its ability to pair well with wood and metallic finishes seen in most kitchen spaces. For those willing to go all out, Classic Blue is a stunning shade for kitchen cabinetry or tile backsplash that offers a fresh and updated look. If you are looking to add some more subtle touches, deck your kitchen out with blue countertop appliances or set the table with elegant blue dinnerware.
The organic nature of Classic Blue makes it the perfect color for outdoors. Add some blue cushions to your patio or paint over your current patio furniture with the rich Classic Blue shade. For those with a green thumb, place outdoor plants in Classic Blue planters for a refreshing, complementary look that will add a splash of color to any outdoor living space.
Of course, the easiest way to incorporate Classic Blue into your home is through eye-catching décor. Think textile touches like area rugs, throw pillows, curtains and throws that are less permanent and can easily be switched out. Other décor options include lamps, decorative bowls, vases or wall art. Place these pieces in the living room, bedroom, entryway or wherever you want the color to stand out.
What do you think about the new color of the year? Love it? Hate it? Let us know. How you would decorate your new townhome at Spring House at Honey Farms with Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year?