Seven Ways to Decorate with Classic Blue, Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

Local furniture and décor in a soothing hue that goes with everything.

The moment that design aficionados wait for every December is here: We’re talking about Pantone’s color of the year announcement, of course, which the company revealed earlier this month. The color you’ll be seeing everywhere next year? Classic Blue. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world that seems to feel more chaotic by the day, Pantone is hopeful for peace and stability in 2020 and the decade beyond. “A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era,” Pantone says. Sounds good to us.

Ahead, find seven ways to add a bit of Classic Blue to your abode.

Grounded in Beauty

Photo courtesy of Landry & Arcari

Handmade wool-cotton kazak rug, $4,500, Landry & Arcari. 

Fabulous Frills

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Photo courtesy of One Kings Lane

Kim Salmela “Fringe” linen pillow, $165, One Kings Lane.

Illuminating Azure

Photo courtesy of Lekker Home

Blue Dot “Filter” powder-coated steel table lamp, $299, Lekker Home.

Luxe Lounging

Photo courtesy of Modern Relik

“Serento” performance-velvet banquette, $3,480, Modern Relik.

Wall-to-Wall Wow Factor

Photo courtesy of Phillip Jeffries

“Gaucho Cloth Twilight Blue” wallcovering, price upon request, Phillip Jeffries.

Uncommon Accessory

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Photo courtesy of Weston Table

Safe-T “Lobster” fire extinguisher, $125, Weston Table.

Stunning Seating


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Photo courtesy of CB2

Mermelada Estudio “Reynolds” velvet chair, $399, CB2.