Infuse Your Hardscape With The Color of The Year: Classic Blue

Pantone has named color of the year for more than two decades, deciding on a color through a long and thoughtful process that takes into consideration lifestyle and industry trends. The 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue, is a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk- a familiar, calming shade of azure. The Pantone Color Institute said it settled on a shade that offers the reassurance, confidence, and connection that people may be searching for in an uncertain global milieu. Pantone did something a little more extravagant for this year’s reveal, creating an immersive classic blue experience featuring the sounds, smell, textures, and even taste associated with their newly crowned color through their collaborations with different companies across industries, making classic blue one of the most versatile and inclusive colors yet! And now that it’s finally warming up, we can’t wait to use it.


If you’re looking to give your backyard personality this season, tiles are the way to go. With a practically limitless amount of designs to choose from, not only are you likely to find ones that speak to you but also in the hue you’re dreaming of! With outdoor living only gaining more popularity (rightfully so) now is the perfect time to create a space that’s a reflection of your personal style and an extension of your home’s thoughtfully curated interior.


Whether you intend to breathe new life into a weathered deck or add a pop of color to a few otherwise drab flower pots, classic blue is a great way to add some color in your backyard while maintaining a clean and modern feel! Don’t be afraid to experiment with various objects around your backyard, even the most traditional pieces- think grandmas wicker patio set- can be elevated with this color and easily worked into your space.

Outdoor Furniture

Whether you start from scratch or give your tired, old furniture a fresh coat of paint, blue outdoor furniture is a great way to add a pop of 2020’s Color of The Year. You can also incorporate new cushions, or even play around with dying existing covers for a money-conscious backyard makeover!

Finishing Touches

If your hardscape is looking a little bare or it tends to get hot to the touch, throw down a blue outdoor rug. Rugs make outdoor spaces feel cozier and more inviting all season long and as an added bonus, a darker rug will disguise dirt allowing for a clean feel all summer long! These additions don’t have to be big ones, after all, there will be a new color next year. For a touch of classic blue, consider adding through the use of planters, throw pillows, silverware, candles, light fixtures, and blankets.