Pantone Announces Classic Blue as the Color of the Year 2020

At NewWall, Winter for us isn’t just a time to look forward to the fluffy snow and the fast-approaching holidays. Because we know that December is the month that Pantone announces the ‘Color of the Year’. A shade that will inspire design and art in all its forms throughout 2020.

The color experts at Pantone select their chosen color based on “what is needed in our world today.” 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year was Living Coral, to restore positivity. In stark contrast, Pantone has selected a very different swatch from their collection, Classic Blue.

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It’s official, Classic Blue is the Color of the Year 2020. “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,” says Pantone. Classic Blue holds a resemblance to an evening sky and is a color with the power to inspire a clear, peaceful mind.

Pantone’s Color of the Year has been chosen in light of the uncertainty that the new decade holds. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains,

“Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious and expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”

With this exciting announcement comes a whole new trend for 2020 and fresh possibilities for interior design. 

Introduce Classic Blue into your interior with wall art

We have hand-picked a collection of our favorite designs that use Classic Blue prints to inspire you. 

For a more abstract take on the classic color, consider introducing the serene paint-stroke like designs of Wavelength Sweet Dreams by Abnormals Anonymous or River Blue by Emma Hayes.

Wavelength Sweet Dreams – Abnormals Anonymous



River Blue – Emma Hayes


Introduce a magical underwater world drenched in Classic Blue into your interior with the whimscial design by 17 Patterns, Jellyfish.


Jellyfish – 17 Patterns

The chinoiserie trend is just one of the enchanting ways that you can incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue, in your home. Subtle accents of the blue can be seen in many of the designer wall murals we provide, including Meihua Blue Spirulina by Coordonne and New York Toile by Timorous Beasties.

Perhaps you really want to showcase your love for the color of the year? We know just the designs that are calling your name. Oro, Midnight Blue by Wallpaper projects and Lucky Star by Marley + Malek Kids both feature large scale designs that are perfect for a statement wall in the bedroom or living room.

Finally, considering Classic Blue’s instictive associations with the natural world, why not elevate your interior design by introducing a wallpaper design that intertwines the calming color of Classic Blue and the inspiring beauty of nature? Palmeral Midnight Azure by House of Hackney, Bern JO by Tres Tintas Barcelona and Flora Lavender by Calico Wallpaper do just that.


Palmeral Midnight/Azure – House of Hackney


Bern Jo – Tres Tintas Barcelona


Flora Lavender – Calico Wallpaper


No matter how you wish to feature Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue,  in your interior, we are more than happy to assist you in selecting the perfect piece of wall art. Contact our dedicated team today.