For over 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute(↗) has selected a Color of the Year. Each year the selected color inspires creatives in fashion, home furnishings, graphic design, industrial design and more.
This next decade starts with a timeless, tranquil, and dependable blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. In this post, you’ll find several examples of how to use Pantone’s Classic Blue in your home in 2020.
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
Each year color experts at the Pantone institute “comb the world looking for new color influences.” The chosen color is used by companies to develop products and brand identity, why? Because color is powerful. So powerful that “the Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to effectively leverage the power, psychology, and emotion of color in their design strategy.”
So what does Pantone’s Classic Blue inspire?
According to The Pantone Color Institute, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is “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 though-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.”
Classic Blue can be described as:
- Inspires clarity
- Fosters resilience
The Pantone Institute offers Classic Blue cotton color swatches for interior design(↗).
15+ Ways To Use Pantone's Classic Blue in Your Home
Classic Blue Curb Appeal
The front door of your home is the first thing that your guests interact with, a Classic Blue door and neat entrance can make your visitors feel welcome.
HELICONIA INTERIORS & DESIGN(↗)
For the next inspiration photo below you’ll have to use a little imagination. Choosing colors for your home’s exterior can be difficult but that shouldn’t hold you back, if Classic Blue is too bold to cover your whole house try it as accents. Imagine the home below with light gray siding, white trim, white windows, and accents of Classic Blue shakes in place of the navy ones. A home like this looks bright and inviting and will be the envy of your neighbors.
A more affordable way to add Classic Blue to your home’s curb appeal is by adding blue flowers or blue flower planters to your porch or front landscaping.
PROVIDENT HOME DESIGN(↗)
GRAND IN ROAD(↗)
Cozy Modern Classic Blue Kitchen
Contemporary homes are often covered in whites and grays, bring some color back with colored cabinets. The cabinets in the photo below look like part of an oversized island but they’re actually located in the interior of a garage wall in a fun Garage-Cabana conversion(↗) by Heliconia(↗), a design group based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
HELICONIA INTERIORS & DESIGN(↗)
Every cabinet doesn’t have to be blue. The kitchen above features a blue island with a small wood top peninsula and another shade of blue is used on the horizontal tile backsplash.
HOUSE & LIVING(↗)
Dining in Style
Create the kind of dining space that will make you want to host dinner parties every weekend. Guests appreciate beautiful and comfortable spaces. Blue is a beautiful color that pops in contemporary white rooms and can also be paired with wood tones.
Tranquil Blue Bedrooms
Your bedroom should feel like a sanctuary where you can relax, rest, and reset. The bedrooms below use blue in different ways that can inspire your room design. Use blue as an accent or as a focal point.
Keep it Simple
LAVENDER HILL INTERIORS(↗)
Work in Peaceful Blue Office Spaces
In addition to creating a sense of serenity, blue can also help you feel focused making it the perfect color for an office. Bring blue into your office space by adding some blue decor, wall art, or chairs.
Beautiful Classic Blue Backyard
Create your own little paradise in your back yard. Add a seating area with a couple of blue lawn chairs to relax in or go all out with a blue color-themed patio like Rachel Paxton of Maison de Pax(↗).
WHIMSICAL HOME AND GARDEN(↗)
Blue Patio Decor
MAISON DE PAX(↗)
Blue Patio Tiles
We hope your feeling inspired and ready to try new colors in 2020. For color design tools visit the Pantone Institute’s website(↗).