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.
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.

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.