Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

Every year Pantone selects a color for the year and this year they have chosen Classic Blue. Their choice often influences interiors by becoming a major color available at our favorite home stores. Although we don’t always jump on board with their choice (2018’s Ultra Violet didn’t show up in our designs), we think there is lots to love about Blue. It’s a classic color with lasting appeal that is soothing, looks beautiful within many different aesthetics, and contrasts in a really pretty way with all the trending warm colors. Take a look at five different ways you can add Classic Blue into your own home.



Torina Project

Classic Blue accents pop in this coastal kitchen from the Turkish runner to the Kitchen Aid Mixing Stand. Add a little of the color into your own space with pillows, rugs, and ceramics.


Statement Furniture

Town Center Project / photo: Alyssa Ence Photography

Beautiful blue velvet dining chairs make a statement in our Town Center Spanish Modern Project. They add rich color to an otherwise neutral space.



Double Eagle Project / photo: Mykals Architectural Photography

Although we for the most part love to keep our walls white, we love adding painted cabinetry to our bath and laundry rooms. Here, classic blue pairs with black and brass for a more modern look.


Accent Wall

Vidriosa Project / photo: Autumn Grace Photography

Add pattern and texture in Classic Blue with wall covering. In our Vidriosa Project, we layered organic colors and textures. The blue Eskayal wall covering adds a little color that is beautiful in the space.


Contrasting Warm Colors

Double Eagle ProjectMykals Architectural Photography

Last years color of the year, Living Coral, became huge, ushering in a shift in color trends toward warm and earthy colors. Classic Blue blends in a really pretty way with coral, sage, rust, mustard yellow and browns. Mix it all together for a richer layered look.


Were excited to see how you all add blues to your own designs. Make sure to share them with us #beckiowensfeature on Instagram!




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