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I look forward to the unveiling of Pantone’s Color of the Year like I imagine sneakerheads look forward to Yeezy release dates. I create alerts on my phone, I read speculative blog posts, I scour for breadcrumbs on Pantone’s Instagram profile. And this year, I correctly guessed (please clap) that it would be a calming shade of blue — everyone’s favorite color and an assured start to the new decade. 

Classic Blue, a saturated, not-quite-navy hue, has earned the title of Color of the Year for 2020. Described as “elegant in its simplicity” and “suggestive of the sky at dusk,” the color works as both an accent or a foundation when applied to interior design.

A master bedroom awash in Classic Blue feels cozy and enveloping, while a denim upholstered sofa adds a classic touch to a living space. Keep scrolling to discover five ways you can decorate your home with Pantone’s pick for 2020.

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1. As an all-over color

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2. On kitchen cabinets

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3. As a statement piece

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4. To dress up an interior door

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5. As a playful accent

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