8 Reasons Pantone’s Color of the Year Has Us Feeling Blue—in the Best Way!

Photography by Helen Norman

Text by Bethany Adams

With the announcement of Classic Blue as the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, we’re looking forward to a year filled with one of our favorite shades! From antique chinoiserie to moody accent walls, it fits perfectly into any home, regardless of taste or preference. Whether you’ve been a longtime admirer of this rich hue or you’re new to the club, now is the perfect time to introduce a little bit of blue to your home, and we’ve collected a few of our favorite spaces to help you get started!

Complementary Shades

Photography via Ballard Designs

One of the beauties of blue is the wide range of shades that can be paired with one another to create depth and pattern. Here, Classic Blue shines on the window shades, forming a bold anchor for a living room layered with everything from denim to navy.

A Fresh Coat

Photography by Robert Radifera

Ready for a commitment? Break out the paint brushes! As seen in this Virginia home, the richness of this shade is the perfect background for furniture featuring warm wood finishes.

On the Wall

Photography via Burk Décor

Love the idea of adorning the walls but not quite ready to paint? A bold could be the way to go, and this oversize floral print will have you stopping to smell the roses.

Heading Outside

Photography via jane-athome.com

Reminiscent of the sky at twilight, Classic Blue is completely at home outside of your home! Ready for a magical open-air gathering, this outdoor space complements the shade with plenty of vibrant greenery and twinkling lights.

Accents and Antiques

Photography via justagirlandherblog.com

Don’t forget to think small! Accent your favorite collection—new or old—with bits of blue to create a display that truly pops!

A Connecting Color

In this nautical-influenced family home, beach-ready blue is a unifying thread throughout the open layout. Paired with the airiness of white surfaces and the warmth of wood and brick, the shade offers a pop of cheerfulness.

Moody Blues

Photography by Sara Davis

This sitting area by blogger Sara Davis creates a casual elegance saturated with dark, romantic vibes. Lighter textiles as well as a white fireplace and ceiling help the statement-making walls shine to their fullest, and rosy shades add a feminine touch.

Around the Table

Photography by Helen Norman

From the window treatments to the rug, the bright blue accents in this home’s kitchen echo the bold choice in dining chairs, making what could have been a boring space an unforgettable place to enjoy breakfast with friends.

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