The 2020 Color of the Year: A Blue Hue

The 2020 Color of the Year: A Blue Hue

We are officially one month into the new year and the design world has jumped right in with the new trends for 2020. And this year, Pantone has announced that Classic Blue (19-4052) will be the 2020 Color of the Year. With a calming hue like this one, the opportunities for use are endless. This beautiful blue brings a sense of tranquility and offers peace and refuge.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute (Source:

In the same stroke, Sherwin Williams announced their 2020 color of the year: Naval SW 6244. This rich navy color is said to create a grounding environment with empowering qualities. So, it looks like blue is a force to be reckoned with this year! And in this busy age we live in, it’s nice to have such grounding, calming colors surrounding us.

Over the years, our clients have loved using pops of blue in their homes! From outdoor living spaces to offices and bedrooms, you can’t go wrong with adding it into your color palette.

Our sister companies, LH Design Studio and Nicholas James Fine Woodworking have incorporated blue in their designs and products as well. For example, these blue cabinets made by NFJW were a beautiful design element in one of our award-winning Lake Keowee homes.


The team over at LH Design Studio love playing around with blue too! Check out some of their latest selections using this gorgeous hue and learn more on the LH Design Studio Blog!


So, whether you use the color of the year on your walls, cabinets or as pops of color in your interior design, it’s sure to create a wave of serenity over your home. How will you use Classic Blue and Naval in your home? Or have you already? 😉