Interior enthusiasts, fashion lovers, and pretty much anyone with an eye for design have been anxiously awaiting Pantone’s color of 2020 and now that it’s finally here we have been able to see the color pop up in a variety of ways. From going all out with wall to wall paint, to just adding a splash here or there, we are here for Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue.

There’s no chicer or more dramatic way to show off this color than by a floor to ceiling paint job. And yes, that means trim and all. While the color is bold, it’s also “a timeless and enduring blue hue, elegant in its simplicity,” the website states. So don’t be afraid to go big with this shade.

“A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

If you like your color in your furniture rather than your walls, opt for introducing Classic Blue to your space through textiles. Blue is often associated with feelings of peace and tranquility, so use it in your living room to establish it as a place of rest and restoration.

Don’t be afraid to add the color in a more permanent way with the use of tile. Classic blue is just that, classic. It’s a shade that will never go out of style. It’s “Non-aggressive and easily relatable,” the website says. 

“Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.”

Whether you opt for investing in furniture or coloring your walls, Classic Blue is a hue that is here to stay beyond 2020.

Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, expands on the inspiration behind the 2020 Color of the Year. “A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look past the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”