2020 is a new year. And while nobody knows what the remaining 350 days of this year will bring, one thing is for certain. There’s a new Pantone Color of the Year – Classic Blue! Join us below as we learn the ins-and-outs of the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, and discuss what Classic Blue (19-4052) means for your home decor this coming year!

What is Pantone Color of the Year, and Why Does it Matter?

If you’re a new reader, perhaps you’ve got a few questions. Who or what is Pantone, what is their color of the year, and why should it matter to me? Since 1963, Pantone has been the standard across multiple industries for color matching and categorization. Companies all over the world use Pantone’s system; from furniture upholsterers, to high fashion design houses, to your local hardware store.

If you recall, last year we wrote about the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019, Living Coral. In that article, we described the Pantone Color System as “the world’s largest box of Crayola crayons”, where each and every color has a unique name and reference code. This huge catalog of colors helps designers and artists in different industries develop new products and keep colors consistent between inks, dyes, paints, and digital media.

For over 20 years, Pantone has analyzed global trends and published their own color of the year. This chosen hue often “colors” design and style trends for years to come. For 2020, that color is Classic Blue (19-4052).

A Word (or Two) About Classic Blue…

Pantone’s description of Classic Blue compares the hue to the sky at dusk, and goes on to state:

“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.”

Here at Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet, we love Classic Blue’s versatility! Other colors in the past, such as coral, were more suited as accent colors; splashes of loud color designed to make your room pop. By contrast, the simplicity of Classic Blue makes it a perfect foundation color. Whether you’re decorating a bedroom, living room, dining room or kitchen, a medium shade of blue is a wonderful place to start. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be an amazing accent color too!

For your living space, we have several sofas, sectionals, loveseats and chairs incorporating similar shades of blue. We also have hundreds of custom upholstery fabric options from high quality brands like England, Craftmaster and Kincaid. Custom upholstery is ideal if you want to style your own room from scratch!

blue custom fabrics

Remember, we also carry home decor items and accessories too! Your foray into Classic Blue doesn’t have to begin and end with upholstered furniture. From area rugs, to wall art, to bedspreads and table lamps, WFMO offers almost limitless ways to decorate with 2020’s Pantone Color of the Year!

Shop Classic Blue Furniture, Decor & More at Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet!

Visit one of our Atlanta area showrooms and check out our huge selection of furniture, accessories and custom fabrics! We hope to see you soon at any of our three North Georgia store locations in Woodstock/Acworth, Dallas/Hiram, and Rome. Our no-pressure furniture experts would love to help you craft the interior that you’ve been dreaming of!