Pantone Color of the Year 2020: 8 Ways to Spruce Up Your Space

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Pantone officially announced its 2020 Color of the Year, and it’s a beautiful, deep matte blue. 

Dubbed “Classic Blue,” it’s a timeless, flexible hue that jives with just about any pattern or color scheme out there.

Want to work this trendy tone into your own home decor? Here how to do it without breaking the bank.

How to Decorate with Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

1. Swap out your throw pillows.

Buy a few Classic Blue throw pillows for the couch, bed, or even that front porch bench. You can also opt for ones with just a hint of blue in them to keep it subtle.

2. Update your dishware.

Classic Blue looks great on ceramic, so consider updating your dishes, coffee mugs, serving platters, and more. Williams Sonoma has a great set, and Amazon has a few affordable options, too.

3. Change out your towels.

You know those decorative towels that are always hanging in your bathroom or from your stove and kitchen cabinets? Switch those out for Classic Blue ones for a cheap and easy update.

4. Get a new front doormat.

This one’s the simplest update of all. Just swap out your old welcome mat with one featuring a Classic Blue hue or pattern. All it takes is one trip to the store (or a few clicks on Amazon), and you’re done.

5. Upgrade your rugs.

By the same token, you can also switch out your rugs (or even just one). It could be the main rug in your living or dining area, or you could even update your bathroom mats with a Classic Blue hue.

6. Plants some flowers.

There are actually quite a few flowers that go with Pantone’s color of the year. Brunnera, morning glory, blue hyacinth, lungwort, sweet pea, and columbine are all good options.

7. Add a piece of art.

Integrate some Classic Blue into your wall decor with a new piece of art. You could also just update the frame on an existing piece to a blue-colored one for an even quicker fix.

8. Try an accent wall.

You probably don’t want to go painting all your walls a dark blue, but you could add an accent wall for a nice pop of trendy color. Both paint and wallpaper are great choices.

More Than the Blues

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By Aly Yale / January 16th, 2020 / Categories: / Tags: , ,

Aly Yale

Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer focusing on real estate, mortgage, and the housing market. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Bankrate, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, The Balance, and more. Prior to freelancing, she served as an editor and reporter for The Dallas Morning News. She graduated from Texas Christian University's Bob Schieffer College of Communication with a major in radio-TV-film and news-editorial journalism. Connect with her at or on Twitter at @AlyJwriter.