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The Color Of The Year 2020 Is Classic Blue

The Pantone Institute says that this hue gives the assurance of protection

"We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with deep resonance, Classic Blue provides and anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication," says Lauren Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

To mark the beginning of another decade, the color Classic Blue is one that delivers an aura of reliability.  It gives off a safe, assured vibe.  This “universal favorite” is associated with safety, allowing a feeling of protection.  Versatile, the mere mention of it is loaded with imagery that portrays a range of subjects from the Virgin Mary, to a particular period in Picasso’s art practice, the stained glass in Matisse’s Chapel du Rosaire and the dramatically colorful walls in Luis Barragan’s Casa Gilardi.

 At the very least, it easily lends itself to the idea of comfort.  Think of the color used for Father’s Day greeting cards or your blue jeans.  Reminiscent of the sky at dusk, it is the color of dependability, assuring tranquility, calm and reflection. 

It’s the most steadfast shade of blue that has so much potential when used in interiors and decor. 

Metro.Style has gathered inspiration on how this color rocks interiors.  You may pick up an idea or two from these:

Wrap a room in blue walls for a serene effect or as an accent, as it was used in the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, the location for the momorable mah jong scene in Crazy Rich Asians:

Make blue and white china front and center of your tablescapes:
To create depth in a room, you may opt to use the color with pattern, in wallpaper form.
To make a statement, you may consider having one piece of furniture upholstered in a fabric of this hue.
For the bedroom, use linens of this shade for a timeless look.

A blue vanity accentuated with crystal knobs makes a chic statement for a bathroom.