Classic Blue Color of the Year

“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.”
– Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

Pantone has announced that their Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue, providing a sense of calmness and confidence. According to Pantone, this color is suggestive of the sky at dusk, highlighting our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

As you envision the dusk sky, what other colors come to mind? Our Autobahn hardwood flooring completes the scene, creating a balance between confidence and stability. For those who desire lighter colors, options like Sunstone and Rotterdam are also wonderful choices.

Autobahn grey hardwood floors with Classic Blue in a living room.

Many people find that the color blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility. It has also been shown that blue can help with concentration and re-centering your thoughts. Besides being a beautiful color, it is amazing how something so simple can have such an impact on our lives.

If you find that these colors are still too dark for your taste, we also recommend Snowdrop to accompany your blue walls. This can completely change the look of your space while still providing the benefits from Classic Blue.

Pantone goes on to state that as technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.

Snowdrop light hardwood flooring with Classic Blue seating area.

Need More Guidance?

Here we recommend just a few of the colors from our Portfolio that will look great with Classic Blue. However, if you truly want to embrace Classic Blue, “look beyond the obvious” and develop your own unique color. Our hardwood consultants are more than happy to modify any of our existing colors, or create something completely brand new for you.