Classic Blue: 2020 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone's selection of Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year portends well for modern design, which has long embraced blue for its soothing elegance.

Statement Blue Sofas

"Instilling calm, confidence, and connection...Classic Blue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation ..."

When Pantone announced its selection of Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year, modern design enthusiasts raised no eyebrows. Blue, in all its guises, has long been a staple of contemporary design, lending an interior scheme both moody gravitas and soothing elegance. Designer brands have presented an abundance of blue sofa options for the stylish modern interior—from the perfectly-proportioned Gus* Carmel Sofa, above, to the impeccably tailored Oslo Sofa from MENU, and the plush velvet Bacharach Sofa from Jonathan Adler—comprising a range of beautiful blue designs suitable to both casual and formal interior compositions.  

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Beautiful Blue Accents

"...Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity."

A touch of blue has the ability to catch the eye immediately—evidenced by MENU Bottle Grinders, above, available in more than one comely shade of blue, and a welcome monochromatic presence in kitchen or dining room. The best-selling Muuto Restore Round Basket makes a statement in any shade, but looks especially dramatic in deep Midnight Blue. New arrival, Blomus Ovalo Low Vase, has a sumptuously rounded silhouette that beguiles, with our without flowers to complement its moody blue glass form, while the Ferm Living Dark Blue Vista Blanket offers up a soft and cozy antidote to the winter blues.

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