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Decorating With Pantone's Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

Decorating With Pantone's Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

The Pantone Color Institute has finally given us the 2020 color of the year, and it’s a classic - Classic Blue that is. The reason for it’s choosing? "It's a color that anticipates what's going to happen next," said Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute.

Classic blue has been used in homes since the beginning of time, or when the first Target opened on the Oregon Trail, anyway. It’s a calming color that reminds us of the ocean, a sky on a clear and sunny day, and so much more. It’s an easy color to incorporate into almost any space without offending anyone either! Can you imagine what would happen if the color of the year was Orange Construction Zone?! It would be quite hard to incorporate into the color palettes of our homes. In honor of the announcement, I figured it was only fitting to create inspiration around the color and how to use it to decorate your space.


1. Space Transformation With Paint Or Wallpaper

If you weren’t already aware, a fresh coat of paint can completely change a room. Stark white walls everywhere can get boring, and even painting a small accent wall in a room can transform the room. Check out these ways you can use a classic blue paint to give your room a new look.

Paint large stationary pieces in the room like this island and matching cabinets


Via Studio McGee


Paint the entire room Like this beautiful Boho dining space

Via Studio Mcgee

Paint just a small nook in the room like this area featuring a White credenza

This is a great way to experiment with just a little bit of classic blue color in the room without committing to an entire wall or all four walls for that matter.


Via Adore Magazine


Paint an entire accent wall in your bedroom to create the perfect atmosphere for drifting off to sleep at night

Via decorist


Choose a full room, wall or nook and do wallpaper like this beautiful geo print found on Etsy

Via Etsy

2. Furniture

If you aren’t quite ready to head to Home Depot for paint, maybe a trip to your nearest furniture store is the next best step!

A blue dresser, entryway table, or credenza can be found just about anywhere these days.

You can opt for a solid blue dresser, one with just a small amount of paint, or go with something that incorporates a fun pattern like this Ikat Pattern Dresser from Anthropologie.


Via Anthropologie


If you haven’t found the right dresser for your room, or perhaps don’t have the budget to go and get a brand new piece of furniture, you can always DIY!

Paint an existing dresser or piece of furniture yourself.

Check out this credenza that was done with stencils via Royal Design Studio! If you aren’t feeling quite as adventurous, a solid blue works too!

via Royal Design Studio


Add an even larger piece of furniture to the room, like this couch from Article

Via Article

3. Accessorizing

Perhaps one of the easiest and cheapest ways to incorporate this years color is to simply accessorize with small home accents.

You can find blue home accessories like this Indigo basket

Via Lulu & Georgia

Add a piece of art to your wall, or go the distance and put up a gallery wall with multiple pieces of blue art


Via Target

Display your pottery as the centerpiece of the room

Via Instagram & Via Target


4. Textiles

Ah, finally, to the comfy incorporation of Classic Blue. Also, an easy and affordable way to bring the color of the year into your home.

Blue accent pillows go great with white, grey, or cream colored bedding

Via My Scandinavian Home

They also look great on just about any color of couch or accent chair

Via Instagram

Try adding blue for the color of your duvet or sheets Like this BrookeLinen Set

Via Brooklinen


Looking for inspiration on incorporating this years Pantone Color of the Year? Check out these great pieces:

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