Blue storyboard 840x424 - Color of the Year 2020

Feeling blue in 2020? Artists, designers and builders look to Pantone for its annual color of the year selection. The Color of the Year for 2020 is versatile Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052) that resembles the sky at dusk. It’s a traditional, solid blue that Pantone describes as:

“Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

No pressure Classic Blue!

Kathryn, designer at Graham’s, appreciates this color because “it’s straight-forward, like if you ask someone ‘what’s your favorite color?’ and they say ‘BLUE!’ This is that blue. It’s nostalgic too, ready for a playdate with banana yellow and fire-engine red. However, when it’s paired with white, blue evokes breezy ocean moments and twilight blue skies. Blue and white is a classic traditional pairing for ceramic work and fabric arts that dates back several centuries, and that’s the pairing I’ve chosen to highlight in this design board.”

Pantone Swatch Color of the Year - Color of the Year 2020

Are you seeing blue? The color of the year trickles into interior design colors, such as flooring and paint palettes. We have flooring options (Forbo Marmoleum and Shaw Carpet) if you want a strong color statement on your floor. In addition, we also offer tile options (Bedrosians and Daltile) that could be used to create a vivid blue backsplash or accent wall. A few accessories that could help bring in a “pop” of this 2020 color to an existing space.

Classic Blue Inspired

Here’s a Graham’s design look inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue.

Using Bedrosian’s Tile and Stone, we collected some of our favorite products that captured the essence of Pantone’s Classic Blue. You can bring this color in with paint, furniture, rugs and accessories or with your wall tile, countertop or floor tile, your space will look amazing and reflect a calm and reassuring space.

Products Used:

  1. Allora Floor and Wall Tile in Solid White
  2. Cloe Decorative Glazed Ceramic in Blue
  3. Zenith Decorative Glazed Porcelain in Tide
  4. Chateau Glazed Ceramic Wall Tile in Ocean
  5. 360 Floor and Wall Mosaic in White Matte
  6. Villa Azul in Blue  

Earth Inspired

Earthy Pantone Classic Blue Design 294x300 - Color of the Year 2020

Here’s another Classic Blue design look that uses earth tones for inspiration. Earthy modern interior design is all about the color palette chosen and the materials, along with decor items that pull the whole style together. Modern is one of the most sought-after design styles and with the green movement, earthy sounds like a great way to go!

Think you’ll add more blue hues to your home in 2020? Think of all the possibilities for your design projects! Considering adding blue accents to your tile or countertops? Graham’s designers could help you incorporate some color to your home updates, or with any renovation project. Contact us today for all of your Fort Collins and Loveland carpet and flooring needs!

Curious about past color trends?

Living Coral was Pantone’s 2019 color of the year, while 2018’s color was Ultra Violet. Pantone’s 2017 selection was Greenery.