Refresh Your Kitchen with Classic Blue

Posted December 27, 2019 by Elise Le Sage

Each year, The Pantone Color Institute selects a “Color of the Year,” a single hue meant to reflect current culture, events, and ideas. After much anticipation, Pantone has announced the color of 2020: Classic Blue.

Refresh your kitchen decor with Pantone's Classic Blue, the Color of the Year 2020.
Pantone chose Classic Blue as the Color of the Year 2020. Refresh your kitchen decor with Classic Blue. Image from Pantone’s Announcement of the Color of the Year

This deep, tranquil blue welcomes the upcoming decade with thoughtfulness and stability. “It’s a reassuring blue,” said Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman, “full of calm and confidence. It builds connection.” In the past, Pantone’s yearly color selections have reverberated across fashion, design, and home décor. This year, we’re lucky to have a color that can, as Pressman said, “inject creative confidence into interiors,” and be “easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes.” The versatile, yet eye-catching Classic Blue mingles well with a wide range of kitchen styles. Here are someways you can add this chic color to your kitchen.

Paint your kitchen with Pantone's Classic Blue, the Pantone Color of the Year 2020. Classic Blue is perfect for home decor and kitchen decor.
Embrace Pantone’s Classic Blue in your kitchen decor with a new coat of paint. Image from Interiors by Color

Paint the Town Blue

Invite calm, confident energy into your kitchen with a fresh coat of Classic Blue. Although painting may seem like a serious undertaking, it doesn’t have to be as drastic as you think. Instead of repainting your whole kitchen, why not choose an accent wall or ceiling to make over? Or, try painting your valences, corbels, and window frames. These dashes of color will add a grounding, trendy touch to your home.

Pantone's color of 2020, Classic Blue,  is perfect for home decor. Try Classic Blue furniture like chairs and stools.
Looking for an easy way to add Pantone’s color of 2020 into your kitchen? Classic blue furniture is perfect for a quick kitchen makeover. Image from Bedroom Furniture

Classic Comfort

If you aren’t in a DIY mood, forget the paintbrush and pop over to your favorite furniture store. Classic Blue stools, chair cushions, and bistro chairs make a wonderful addition to home bars and breakfast nooks.

Pantone's Classic Blue lighting is tranquil, modern, and playful.
Classic Blue lighting will make your kitchen a more tranquil space. Image from Lamps Plus

Light It up

Swap your old light fixtures for Classic Blue sconces, pendants, and chandeliers. The placement and styles of light sources can make a real difference in a room. As a tranquil, meditative color, blue is perfect for creating soft, serene lighting. Consider adding a blue lampshade to your main light source or embellishing smaller lights with blue accents.

Try Pantone's Classic Blue tableware like classic blue plates, dishes, and cutlery.
Bring Pantone’s Classic Blue to the table with blue plates, cutlery, and place mats, and more!

Tranquil Tableware

From place mats to cutlery, Classic Blue shines as a mealtime accessory. Blue has had a place on the table since Chinese artisans began crafting blue-and-white ceramics in the 14th century. Later popularized among European aristocrats, this crockery style is cherished for its sophisticated contrast and intricate designs. Whether you’re opting for traditionally styled blue china or a set of fun cobalt cups, blue tableware adds a piece of playful elegance to the dining area. Display your classic blue tableware behind your glass-front cabinets or set your breakfast bar with these dashing blue accessories.

Add Classic Blue curtains, Classic Blue cushions, and Classic Blue towels to your kitchen decor.
Classic Blue curtains, towels, and cushions are perfect for those seeking a peaceful, grounding kitchen environment. Image from The Spruce

Fashionable Fabrics

Looking for a quick and easy way to add Classic Blue to your kitchen? Curtains and hand towels can add a pinch of color in a snap. Give your kitchen a chic and speedy makeover with a few of these soft accessories.

How are you incorporating Classic Blue into your kitchen? Snap a pic of your awesome ideas and tag Facebook or Instagram @CabinetsToGo. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!