Pantone Announces Its Color of the Year 2020—Here’s How to Add it to Your Home

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By Ella Riley-Adams December 5, 2019

The dining room of Casuarina the Palm Beach Florida house of Genevieve and Nicholas du Pont designed by architect John...
Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, June 1965

The Pantone color of the year 2020 is “honest,” the brand writes in its announcement. It’s “imprinted in our psyches as a restful color,” and “suggestive of the sky at dusk.” More specifically, that translates to PANTONE 19-4052, or Classic Blue. This is a shade that offers calm and refuge at a time when chaos seems surrounding. In other words, it’s ideal to have in a home.

Just as dusk looks different whether you’re in Marrakech or Miami, the homewares here run the gamut of Pantone’s pick. They might skew a bit more royal, or robin’s egg, but as the old saying goes, a rising Classic Blue tide lifts all blueish boats.

Below, 12 ways to add the color of the year to your place (and hopefully feel a bit of the peace that comes with).All products featured on Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

The dining room of Casuarina the Palm Beach Florida house of Genevieve and Nicholas du Pont designed by architect John...
Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, June 1965

The Pantone color of the year 2020 is “honest,” the brand writes in its announcement. It’s “imprinted in our psyches as a restful color,” and “suggestive of the sky at dusk.” More specifically, that translates to PANTONE 19-4052, or Classic Blue. This is a shade that offers calm and refuge at a time when chaos seems surrounding. In other words, it’s ideal to have in a home.

Just as dusk looks different whether you’re in Marrakech or Miami, the homewares here run the gamut of Pantone’s pick. They might skew a bit more royal, or robin’s egg, but as the old saying goes, a rising Classic Blue tide lifts all blueish boats.

Below, 12 ways to add the color of the year to your place (and hopefully feel a bit of the peace that comes with). All products featured on Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Hay Sowden Bottle
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Hay Sowden Bottle

This is the year to officially swear off plastic water bottles. Keep this at your desk, or on your bedside table. It’s just as much home objet as it is useful vessel. $35 HAY

Roar + Rabbit x Diego Olivero Waves Rug
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Roar + Rabbit x Diego Olivero Waves Rug

The purchase of this rug goes towards an art project that intends to improve quality of life in Santa Catarina Palopó, a town on the shores of Lake Atitlán, in Guatemala. $149 WEST ELM

Great Jones Holy Sheet
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Great Jones Holy Sheet

Great Jones’s newest product makes for irresistible Instagram opportunities with its bright hue (and ceramic nonstick coating that means cookies will lift right off). $25 GREAT JONES GOODS

Green & Blue Flower Vase
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Green & Blue Flower Vase

It’s hard to choose between Land of Belle’s blue items, but this handmade vase’s neon accents give it an edge. $325 LAND OF BELLE

Quiet Town Shower Curtain, Marfa Ocean
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Quiet Town Shower Curtain, Marfa Ocean

I never thought I’d lust after a shower curtain, but Quiet Town makes the most beautiful versions. They’re made of canvas and non-toxic vinyl for a feel that’s weighty without being stifling. $198 QUIET TOWN HOME

Le Creuset French Press, Marseille
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Le Creuset French Press, Marseille

Sometimes the best reason to get out of bed is a cup of hot coffee. This dishwasher-safe Le Creuset, with its sea-blue color, will make the idea even more enticing. $70 AMAZON

Dumbo Bookend, Blue
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Dumbo Bookend, Blue

True, no one ever thinks to buy a bookend. But I also know my strategy of propping books up with random objects stopped working long ago. $30 MoMA STORE

Upstate Silk Pillowcase in Splash
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Upstate Silk Pillowcase in Splash

Beyond giving a nonchalant feel to any bedroom, these hand-dyed pillowcases will keep your hair and skin smooth. $72 YOU’RE UPSTATE

Puddin’ Head Octopus Tray
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Puddin’ Head Octopus Tray

Not only do octopuses build their own houses, but they engineer aquatic cities. Welcome that energy of hospitality with this cephalopod serving tray. $4 LIBERTY LONDON

Pantone Bowl Set
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Pantone Bowl Set

So it’s not the *exact* Pantone color of the year 2020, but it will still add a bit of whimsy to your collection of breakfast ware. $80 MoMA STORE

Vintage Travel Wine Cooler, Blue
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Vintage Travel Wine Cooler, Blue

This wine cooler design is in MoMA’s permanent collection, and when it’s not carrying vino, it seems perfectly suited for a petit houseplant. $180 COMING SOON NEW YORK

Workaday Handmade Mug
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Workaday Handmade Mug

There’s something immediately mood-boosting about a mug that Cookie Monster would clearly carry. $44 NEED SUPPLY

This is not psychological advice, always consult your licensed healthcare providers, and never disregard or delay medical advice based on information provided in this blog or articles. Our goal is to educate, guide, consult, and empower clients regarding mindfulness, design with intention, and experience to create spaces that reflect an elevated psychology of wellbeing.