Color Reveal: Pantone’s 2020 Classic Blue

In this master bedroom, shades of blue combine with soft beige and grey to create a colorful, yet calming neutral space that wows. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

Why We’re 100% On Board with Embracing This Timeless Hue

Pantone’s newly-released color for 2020 is officially “Classic Blue.” True to its name, it’s a shade that is recognizable and timeless, giving off a feeling of comfort and steadfastness. And if you’ve followed our work, you know that we’re no strangers to incorporating blue into our designs. After all, it manages to be both versatile and steady all at once, and that’s something that makes for spaces that last.

Thinking about how to use Classic Blue in your own home? Read on – we’re dishing on all the reasons to love this color. Pretty soon, it’ll be a go-to in your arsenal for 2020 and beyond.

 

Reason #1: It manages to be both feminine and masculine at once

Some colors feel inherently masculine or feminine, but when it comes to Classic Blue (and blue in general), it somehow fulfills both roles. Depending on the materials and patterns used, you can easily transition between each realm and combine the two for a layered and visually interesting look. For those of you who have ever struggled to combine two different styles in a home, this is a welcome relief. Though you may need to work out furniture silhouettes over overall aesthetics, one thing’s for sure – with your design rooted in blue, it’ll feel like the perfect fit all around.

In this master bedroom, we opted for a deep blue color scheme layered in both traditionally masculine and feminine patterns, with stripes and florals paired together for a curated bedroom look. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

In this master bedroom, we opted for a deep blue color scheme layered in both traditionally masculine and feminine patterns, with stripes and florals paired together for a curated bedroom look. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

The simple masculine wood materials of the nightstand, headboard, and lamp pair seamlessly with the more feminine blue bedding in this spacious master bedroom. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

The simple masculine wood materials of the nightstand, headboard, and lamp pair seamlessly with the more feminine blue bedding in this spacious master bedroom. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

Reason #2: It’s a pop of color that isn’t too trendy

Though we love a pop of color, sometimes if you opt for something that’s too trendy or in-the-moment, after a year or two it can feel outdated and tired. If you love adding an infusion of color to your space, though, using Classic Blue is the ideal way to get the look you love (but without the short lifespan).

A basement bar gets an infusion of personality with a pop of blue similar to Classic Blue; paired with an exposed brick wall, it feels both modern and traditional at once. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

A basement bar gets an infusion of personality with a pop of blue similar to Classic Blue; paired with an exposed brick wall, it feels both modern and traditional at once. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

Layers of blues in various patterns make this accent chair pop next to a luxurious stone fireplace. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

Layers of blues in various patterns make this accent chair pop next to a luxurious stone fireplace. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

Reason #3: With the right palette, it can feel like a bold neutral

There are certain colors that, while bold, can still feel like neutrals since they pair so well with such a wide variety of other shades. Blue is definitely one of them. Whether you’re adding a touch of interest to a largely neutral space or combining it with shades of red, green, or yellow, the color blue is always in style. Plus, if you vary the saturation a bit, there’s no limit to the possibilities that abound.

An all-over neutral bathroom gets a dash of color with a vanity in blue that feels timeless and elegant. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

An all-over neutral bathroom gets a dash of color with a vanity in blue that feels timeless and elegant. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

In this master bedroom, shades of blue combine with soft beige and grey to create a colorful, yet calming neutral space that wows. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

In this master bedroom, shades of blue combine with soft beige and grey to create a colorful, yet calming neutral space that wows. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

Reason #4: It’s calming & gives us all the nature vibes

Blue, by nature, is a calming color – it helps us relax, which means it’s a must have in either a bedroom or master bathroom. Evoking fond memories of water and the sky, it helps us feel connected to nature (no matter the season). In a world that’s filled with stress and never ending to-do lists, a dose of Classic Blue can be just the antidote we all need to stop and live in the moment.

A chic bathroom pairs a soft floral wallpaper with a bold blue vanity for a stunning and fresh aesthetic that is both stylish and functional. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

A chic bathroom pairs a soft floral wallpaper with a bold blue vanity for a stunning and fresh aesthetic that is both stylish and functional. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

In this master bedroom that overlooks the trees, shades of blue help to connect the space with the outdoors and emphasize the style of true lake living. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

In this master bedroom that overlooks the trees, shades of blue help to connect the space with the outdoors and emphasize the style of true lake living. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

Classic Blue is about as versatile as it gets, and we love it on everything from a freshly-painted front door to an upholstered sofa or throw pillow. We couldn’t be more excited for its release, and we’ve got a feeling you’ll fall in love with it over and over again. When it comes to design, there’s nothing better.

By Megan Johansson, Contributor to Sneak Peek Design

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