Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year – Classic Blue

Posted 01/10/2020 by Arizona Tile

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It’s officially been a year since Pantone revealed their 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral. To continue the tradition, this year Pantone has revealed their selection for 2020: the calm yet bold Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052).

In their announcement, Pantone calls this hue “timeless and enduring,” and we couldn’t agree more. It’s a peaceful, relaxed and undeniably classic choice that you may find you’re already using in your home’s décor. This pure and strong color is perfect for bringing a sense of tranquility and relatability to any space. Let’s explore a few ways to use this rising color trend in your home!

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Classic Blue Walls

Depending on how it’s used, Classic Blue can feel dreamy and serene or bold and confident—either way, it’s a winner. As a wall color, it’s definitely on the bolder side, without being too aggressive, dark or energizing. Bring personality to a bathroom, hallway or bedroom with a fresh coat of Classic Blue paint. It’s a stunning choice that pairs well with white, gray, tan and many popular neutral tones, as well a range of other bold colors such as coral and green.


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Blue in the Kitchen

Blue may not be the first color you think of when imaging a kitchen design, but this on-trend option can be used to inspire a gorgeous kitchen fit for 2020. Use Classic Blue as an accent color in your kitchen tiles or countertops for a look that’s striking and inspired. Check out the blue hues in Gioia Navy for a backsplash that packs a punch, or make an impact with blue-toned granite counters in Azul Bahia.

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Tile Colors that Complement Classic Blue

If you’ve incorporated Classic Blue into your home décor and are looking for tile options that complement this on-trend hue, we’ve got a few ideas for you. This timeless blue is harmonious with a range of other colors, which should make it easy to design a beautiful look in any space. Cool Classic Blue contrasts well with many warm neutral tones, including travertine, brick-look tile, and wood-look tile. Bring a color swatch with you to your nearest Arizona Tile location to see how your favorite tiles and slabs look with Classic Blue.

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Blue is also a natural complement to white and gray tile. Imagine Classic Blue walls against two-toned kitchen cabinets, classic white subway tile, stunning marble countertops or a pale gray wood-look floor. The options are virtually endless when it comes to incorporating Pantone’s Classic Blue into your home this year.

Picture how a Classic Blue can accent your home or business with stone tile and slabs from Arizona Tile with our Just Imagine Visualizer or visit one of our locations and speak with one of our tile experts today.