The Pantone 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. With Vishion, we instantly found wallpaper, tile, and furniture in the recently announced shade.
Pantone Color Institute has announced that its 2020 Color of the Year is PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a deep blue shade that comforting and relatable. It’s hard to deny that a bold blue has been trending in interior design this year, especially in kitchens and decor. A timeless and enduring blue hue, Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity and a dependable jumping-off point for any interior design.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed in Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Pantone described the tone as a reflective blue tone, fostering resilience and aiding concentration to bring laser-like clarity. In the home, Pantone believes 19-4052 Classic Blue could help us re-center our thoughts and calm our minds.
We took the shade and instantly found products that match. Take a look at the wallpaper, furniture, and tile in Pantone’s Classic Blue.
Wallpaper found in Classic Blue
Dumbo Small Wallpaper from Wallshoppe
Sahara Navy Cheetah wallpaper from Tempaper
Brewster Wallcovering Solstice from Lowe’s
Tile found in Classic Blue
Zeolite Azure 8×8 Porcelain Tile from Tilebar
Instant Mosaic Upscale Designs by Ema from Lowes
Gold Hex Encaustic tile from TileShop
Furniture in Classic Blue
Industry West Jenson Dining Chair
France & Daverkosen Loose Cushion Lounge Chairs from Sotheby’s
Loft Gold Stainless Steel Leg Performance Velvet Sofa from Target
Jaipur Living Barcelona Ultramarine Papyrus Area Rug from Rug Studio
Pantone Color of the Year in Design
Design by Jen Talbot Design
We recently featured Jen Talbot of Jen Talbot Design on our podcast and blog. She had an amazing example of a living room in the calming shade in her portfolio. You can learn how she tackles color in the Keep it Colorful podcast. Obviously, she understands trends!
Explore Pantone’s Classic Blue on the Vishion app and find products to incorporate the shade in your own design.
We explore Sherwin-Williams 2020 color of the year, Naval, through examples of recent designs in commercial and residential spaces, as well as complementary colors.
Sherwin-Williams 2020 Color of the Year: Naval
Sherwin-Williams announced the 2020 Color of the Year: Naval SW 6244, a rich navy hue that strikes a balance between calm and confident. When describing Naval, Sherwin-Williams’ remarked it as being a color that showcases the glamour of Art Deco and the serenity of a yoga studio.
“The use of color in interior design is changing. It’s not just about what a space looks like anymore, but how it makes you feel,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “People want to feel grounded and inspired to pursue their mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Naval is reminiscent of the night sky, which people have looked to for centuries for guidance, as a muse, and as a reminder to live more mindfully.”
Naval In Interior Design
Bedroom Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams
Living Room Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams
Kitchen Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams
Taking cues from the Roaring 1920s, Naval pairs well with luxurious finishes, such as marble and mixed metallics, and can help highlight items of exquisite craftsmanship. Designers and homeowners alike are embracing statement-making décor, and Naval is the new, approachable neutral that goes with everything.
“We’re predicting that the next decade in color is going to be bold. This year we saw the return of the ’70s, and next year we think the vibrant energy and luxurious design of speakeasies will make a comeback,” said Wadden. “Naval merges the desire for rich, inspiring color with our yearning for relaxation and retreat. In the next ten years, we’ll continue to move away from omnipresent neutrals, and design will feel more personal again.”
A versatile neutral, Naval doesn’t conform to one design style. From boho to traditional, coastal to contemporary, Naval can either fade into the background or play a starring role. A room painted in Naval creates a grounded space that ushers restfulness and tranquility into the home.
“Pair Naval with natural materials, such as warm leather tones, vibrant greenery, and woven fiber rugs, to create a calming oasis in your home,” recommends Wadden. “Furniture and décor can be mixed and layered to build a look as minimalist or maximalist as you like.”
Interior Featured on Instagram by Porter Teleo, featuring their Ink Blot wallpaper
Living Room Featured on Instagram by Zoe Feldman Inc., an interior design firm in Washington, D.C.
Bathroom Interior Featured on Instagram by interior designer Emily Henderson
Design Featured on Instagram by interior designer Lada Webster
Interior Design featured on Instagram by the homeowner, Garance Doré
Featured on Instagram by Ali Budd Interiors
Timeless commercial properties
For designers and other professionals, creating a space where people feel good about living and working is a top priority, and Naval makes their job that much easier. On its own, Naval creates a sense of depth, which brings mindfulness and energized calm to gathering spaces, offices, hotel rooms, and restaurants.
“Naval can easily play into any mood you’re trying to create, whether it’s lively energy for a restaurant or calm serenity in a hotel room,” said Wadden. “It’s a truly versatile color that will be on-trend and appealing for years to come.”
Here are some spaces we’ve seen in a similar shade to help you image Naval in your design.
New Orleans luxury guest house Maison de la Luz
Featured on Instagram by Benjamin Reynaert, Senior Style & Market Editor from Architectural Digest
“In the past ten years, we’ve seen color evolve from beiges to cool grays and now back to warmer neutrals,” said Wadden. “And while greens and blues are always popular, how we’re using them in design is changing. In the coming decade, key combinations will include black, white, and navy for a timeless look, or navy and jewel tones for a nod to Art Deco.”
Use Vishion To Inspire Your Naval Design
Does the Sherwin-Williams color of the year inspire you? Incorporate Naval into your next interior design project. Simply choose this color in our color search engine and let Vishion put your favorite home decor colors to work.