Drum roll please – Pantone has chosen Classic Blue as their color of the year for 2020. Over the past couple of years, bold colors on walls has become common place in designer magazines and model homes. This replaced experts’ old advice of using bland, light hues to make rooms look larger. Instead, deep greens, rich reds and even soft blacks have been used in even the smallest spaces.

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This year, Pantone has chosen a fresh Classic Blue to inspire homeowners and designers and it’s just want it sounds like – a classic. Think of your favorite sneaker or staple t-shirt and you’ll be right on track. Described as a calming and familiar, Classic Blue is an uncomplicated, straightforward tone intended to provide a “neutral” backdrop for modern color palettes 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 clean quartz or marble counters with subway tile backsplashes, perfect for this beautiful blue to stand out and be noticed. We love this kitchen’s look of mixing in metals and soft wood tones for a clean, timeless look.

Pantone suggests that the simple and simple color palette of blue and white is a comforting return to more traditional styling, but also that Classic Blue is the perfect wall color to compliment the Mid-Century and 60s décor with a modern twist that is currently on trend. In our opinion, Classic Blue adds a fresh look to any space, whether it be a full wash of color or small accents.