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Staging your home with Classic Blue, Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone 2020 color of the year: Classic Blue

Key Insights

  • The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue.
  • Home sellers can stage their home with Classic Blue decor to create a calm yet confident atmosphere.
  • Looking for home renovation inspiration before you sell? We’ve curated a Pinterest board full of Classic Blue ideas.

For the past 20 years, Pantone has selected a Color of the Year to represent the culture and values associated with that time period. This year, the standout color is Classic Blue. Classic Blue is viewed as a relaxing hue with a solid foundation.

From film to home decor, you are bound to see Classic Blue incorporated into the world around you. If you want to join the trend, you’re in luck. In this article, we’re sharing insights you can use to add Classic Blue to your home as you prepare to sell your property.

Why is Classic Blue the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year?

The year 2020 marks the beginning of the decade. During this time, individuals are welcoming new ideas and possibilities. According to Pantone, Classic Blue is representative of the “vast and infinite evening sky.” The comparison of the shade to the sky evokes sentiments of deepened thought and elegance.

As the world continues to speed up day by day, technology moves faster than we can handle and everyone has smart devices at their fingertips. Classic Blue aims to calmly balance this tech-fever with its simple and foundational color.

All in all, Classic Blue makes people feel good while still keeping their goals well-defined.

Use Classic Blue as a home exterior color

In previous years, Pantone selected bright and vibrant colors as their Color of the Year. (2018: Ultra Violet, 2019: Living Coral). These hues are best suited for interior arrangements or decor pieces that can easily be swapped in and out of rooms as the seasons (and styles) change. This year, however, Classic Blue makes for the perfect indoor or outdoor option.

While preparing to list your home on the market, curb appeal is extremely important. Although prepping the exterior of your home and landscaping may seem like a daunting task, it can be made easier when you have a color guide to point you in the right direction. Here are some ways you can add Classic Blue to the exterior of your property:

  • Paint the entire exterior of your home in Classic Blue, with bright or white trim
  • For a more neutral look, paint your trim, front door or shutters in Classic Blue
  • Plant flowers or pots that resemble the Classic Blue hue
  • Add Classic Blue pillows, cushions or umbrellas to your outdoor furniture once spring arrives

Leverage Classic Blue’s versatility

As the name suggests, Classic Blue is a simple, elegant and timeless color, making it the ideal shade for any home decor style. Whether you prefer to style your home as farmhouse chic, mid-century modern or modern, there are many ways to incorporate Classic Blue throughout your home. Try adding pops of Classic Blue in each room, including:

  • Rugs
  • Wall art
  • Dinnerware, including bowls, cups or linens
  • Flowers and vases

Furthermore, Classic Blue works wonderfully as an accent color throughout the entire year. So, if you invest in quality Classic Blue pillow covers, they will last all year round. In the wintertime, combine Classic Blue with other silver elements to create a snowy and cozy ambiance. In the summertime, alternate decor items in Classic Blue and bright green; these colors accompany the feelings of livelihood and prosperity that come with warmer months. No matter what time of year you’re hoping to sell, Classic Blue is a fan-favorite color that will work to win over potential buyers.

Brighten up all-white kitchens or bathrooms

Recently, it’s become popular to have all-white rooms, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. White walls, subway tiles and shiplap create a sense of openness in each room. We have found Classic Blue highlights are the perfect solution to keep the open and bright floor plan feeling while trying something new.

You can also add blue accents to the rooms you’ll be staging, such as dish or hand towels, shower curtains, throw pillows, photo frames and more. Interested homebuyers are certain to notice these details — and be impressed by them — as they tour your home.

Classic Blue and you!

Are you excited about Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year? If so, check out our Pinterest Board. We’ve curated a list of ideas to help you decorate and stage your home for sale using Classic Blue.

And, when it’s time to sell your home, reach out to Edina Realty or one of our agents. We’re equipped with years of experience with home sales in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, leaving us happy to help you sell your property and land the home of your dreams.

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