Classic Blue is the Color for 2020

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2020 Pantone Color of the Year – Classic Blue

Drum roll please – Pantone has chosen Classic Blue as their color of the year!

Over the past couple years, bold colors on walls has become common place in designer 
magazines and new 
model homes. Bucking the old guidance of using bland, light hues to
make rooms look larger, 
deep greens, rich reds and even soft blacks are used in even the
smallest spaces. This year, 
Pantone has chosen a fresh Classic Blue to inspire homeowners
and designers in 2020 and I love it!

Classic Blue is just want it sounds like – as classic. Think of your favorite sneaker or school
binder and you’ll be right on track. Described as a calming, familiar azure, Classic Blue is an
uncomplicated, straightforward tone intended to provide a “neutral” backdrop for modern
color palates and urban chic styling. It looks good with all of the "trendy" farmhouse decor,
pairs well with all of the grey that is still very popular and overall adds a great contrast to any
home decor.

Modern interior design has been trending towards more unassuming color schemes for
furniture, flooring and accents. Kitchens sport sleek white cabinets and subway tile counters
and backsplashes. Tone on tone design with urban elements of steel and soft wood tones lend
themselves to this fresh blue hue. Pantone suggests that the simple color palate of blue and
white is a comforting return to more traditional styling and expects that Classic Blue is the
perfect wall color to compliment the Mid-Century and 60s décor that have emerged with a
modern twist.

A great weekend project for a room or rooms, Classic Blue would add a fresh look to any

space. Let me know how you'll be adding the "Color of the Year" to your home!


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