For its 2020 Color of the Year, Pantone announced Classic Blue as the winner, a traditional shade that can be used comfortably (if sparingly) in multiple areas of a house. We found seven places to start.
A departure from the brightness of last year’s Living Coral, Classic Blue has reassuring, tranquil qualities, which is why the people at Pantone chose the hue for 2020.
"We're living in a time that requires trust and faith, and it's this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone's 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue we can rely on," Leatrice Eisman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says.
In addition to the Color of the Year, Pantone also released a multi-sensory experience that includes a berry tea, blue fabrics, and an original musical composition called “Vivid Nostalgia.”
“The Pantone Color of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in color and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a color that reflects what individuals feel they need that color can hope to answer,” Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, adds. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions, designers and brands should feel inspired to use color to engage and connect.”
With the color of the year now chosen, the question is this: How do you incorporate Classic Blue into your homes and projects next year? Here are seven interior and exterior products in a blue hue that will help bring a relaxed spirit to a home’s style.
With a frosted Murano glass and a raindrop diffuser, the Firefrost Pendant by Tech Lighting adds a contemporary touch above tables and kitchen islands.
James Hardie Siding offers its collections in multiple blue shades to give houses a unique look that is durable due to its UV resistance and finish that discourages grime build-up.
Builders can incorporate the Color of the Year by choosing blue for Tesselle’s Breeze Blocks cement tiles to decorate a wall or patio.
The Valentino 48-inch single bathroom vanity by Highland Dunes is constructed from solid birch hardwood with inch-thick Carrara white marble on the counter and backsplash.
The Magna Recycled Glass Slab by Walker Zanger in Ocean Blue can light up any bar area or bathroom with its playful-yet-soothing design.
This 48-inch Dual Fuel Range by Viking features a gas stovetop and two high-capacity convection ovens below.