12 Surprising Ways to Decorate With the Pantone 2020 Color of the Year — Classic Blue

Want to feel more calm, confident and connected in 2020? Use these pretty and practical pieces inspired by Pantone's Color of the Year.

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January 13, 2020

Personally, I like to think of Pantone's Color of the Year as a source of design inspiration for the year ahead, almost like an unofficial New Year's resolution. It's not so much about decking my space out with the "trendy new hue," as it is about deciding how I want to my home to feel and intentionally using small pops of that color to set the tone.

So, when I read about Classic Blue, the 2020 Color of the Year that's supposed to instill calm, confidence and connection, I was immediately on board. I love the warmth of the hue and how it evokes thoughts of dusk when the world falls into a hush. Classic Blue does seem restful and reassuring to me, and I think that's exactly what my space needs right now.

If you're feeling the same way, then get ready to scroll because I've found 12 products that you can use to seamlessly incorporate Classic Blue into your home decor.


A touch of Classic Blue is just the thing you need for your coffee table. Use these gorgeous agate coasters to add some serious sparkle to the room and protect the wood table from menacing water marks.

Joss & Main

With its calming presence and timeless appeal, Classic Blue will work wonders in your kitchen. But instead of opting for cobalt plates or cups, which usually get hidden behind cabinet doors, we suggest adding a splash by way of a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Even when it's not being used, the piece will make a statement just sitting on your counter.


Double down on Classic Blue's good vibes with this print featuring a stack of evil eyes. Not only will the talisman-turned-wall art help ward off any negativity, injury or misfortune lurking in your life, but it'll also perk up an empty corner or office wall.

World Market

Clearly, Classic Blue belongs in the kitchen. Add another dash of 2020's COTY to your cookware collection with this 5-Quart Dutch Oven. It's perfect for simmering stews and braising roasts while catching the eye.

Crate & Barrel

What better way to experience Classic Blue's tranquil nature than with a set of deep blue candle holders? With their sleek silhouettes and short pedestal bases, the accents appear to be floating in air and so help create an even more calming atmosphere. We suggest clustering these on a dining table for a stunning centerpiece.


Give your tech a trendy new look with this Classic Blue charging station. Since it's so compact, the device will corral and charge your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch while taking up minimal space.


Be on the lookout for chinoiserie this spring; thanks to Classic Blue, the delicate ceramic pattern has started popping up in department stores again. You can get ahead of the trend by scooping up one (or two!) of these blue-and-white table lamps for your entryway or great room. We love how the gold accents update this traditional design for modern living.

West Elm

Thanks to its rich Classic Blue hues, this area rug actually stands a chance against pet hair and occasional spills. Just see for yourself and layer it in your living room, where its multi-patterned design will easily steal the spotlight.


Thanks to this stunning shower curtain by Johannesburg-based artist Ruan Hoffmann, you can try out Classic Blue in your bathroom without committing to a new stack of linens. The jewel tone raindrops will add interest to even the smallest of spaces.

Urban Outfitters

Can you say, "Cute"?! We're totally crushing on this Classic Blue chair and how its cool midcentury design makes us feel a little nostalgic. When the bright color and streamlined silhouette combine, the result is a piece that will make a serious statement in just about any setting.


Wallpaper is officially "in" again, and we couldn't help but notice that Anthropologie has a ton of beautiful Classic Blue styles from which to choose. We especially love this abstract take on the classic Ikat pattern, which you could used to brighten up a built-in or create a global-inspired backdrop for your hallway or powder room.


One of the things we love best about Classic Blue is that it's elegant in its simplicity and who wouldn't want that for their master bedroom? Create a sophisticated yet restful space of your own with this 10-piece comforter set. We love how the quilted embroidery stitching offers subtle texture while the white and gray "stripes" make the blue bedding seem even more inviting.

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