Classic Blue is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Their choice comes as no surprise if you’ve been paying attention to the subtle rise of blue hues in interiors and a shift to bold yet comforting designs.
We think that this year’s choice of Classic Blue could not have been a more perfect option, given the sense of peace and tranquility we all seem to crave these days. This shade offers a calm refuge at a time when we’re surrounded by chaos. In other words, it’s a perfect design color to turn your home into your haven!
While it is a meaningful addition to any room’s palette, it makes sense to focus on blue hues in the bathroom. Adding this peaceful and meditative hue allows us to focus on our wellness and self-care. As Pantone puts it: "Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.”
So why not use the benefits of this beautiful color to ease away the all-too abundant tension and stress in our everyday lives? We’ve outlined different ways to use these peaceful shades of blue to beautify our bathrooms while creating a much-needed retreat!
While we love the timeless shade that Pantone chose, there are lots of great blue shades to give you options for your interior! Read on to find out some of our favorite ways to create a beautiful blue bathroom design and more blue shades that will give the Pantone Color of the Year a run for its money!
Tired of wood stain or neutral cabinets? A fresh coat of blue paint on your vanity will definitely make your bathroom pop!
A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue is a bold color choice for vanities especially when paired with crisp white surroundings.
We love the bright and sassy cobalt shade paired with one of our classic marble and Mother of Pearl tiles as a statement wall! The chevron pattern and luminous shell detailing add to the modern effect of the bold color choice, while keeping the look cohesive for the whole bathroom. Add in minimalist silver fixtures and vessel sinks to the colorful vanity, and you have an eye-catching and on-trend bathroom design!
Herringbone Pearl White Thassos Shell Tile Feature Wall with a Classic Blue Vanity and Modern Silver Bathroom Decor
Looking for the perfect paint match for Pantone walls? Symphony Blue by Benjamin Moore is about as close as it gets to the Pantone Color of the Year! This would make a stunning paint choice to freshen up your cabinets!
Benjamin Moore’s Marine Blue adds a timeless shade of navy and a little less cobalt than Pantone’s pick. Reminiscent of stormy ocean waves, it adds a much moodier twist to your décor, while still bringing that sense of peace and calm that is so intrinsic to blue decor.
If you’re opting for something a little lighter, this French blue color is as serene as it gets! This blue vanity adds just the right amount of color, with mirror frames painted to match - the overall effect is cool and calming, while still allowing natural light to play off the Pearl Chic tiled wall.
Pearl Chic White Marble & Mother Of Pearl Waterjet Tile for a Stylish Bathroom with French Blue Cabinetry
Cool Feature Walls
You don’t need to cover your entire bathroom with blue to capture that sense of serenity! Consider dressing up your bathroom by creating a feature wall with eye-catching blue tiles that will stand out as a focal point!
A blue feature wall will visually enlarge your space – a great choice for smaller spaces - adding a boldly chic design feature without overwhelming a smaller room. You can easily make a narrow powder room appear larger with a feature wall at one end, or create an accent wall behind the vanity to inject just the right amount of interest into a room!
Our Ocean Glass Louvre Blue Mosaic Tile tiles can instantly elevate the ambiance in your bathroom for a more contemporary look. To keep the room light and soften the look, pair them with cool grey and white tones throughout the rest of your bathroom! White, metallic, and natural wood elements will also help keep your space from being too dark or one-note.
There can’t be a better time to create a peaceful shower space for yourself! For a zen bathroom retreat that also satisfies lovers of color, our Glacier Ocean Blue 3X6 Polished Glass tiles can mimic the feel of the Caribbean ocean in your shower or tub area!
Glacier Ocean Blue 3X6 Polished Glass Tile for a Serene Blue Shower
There’s plenty of options for lovers of modern style as well, thanks to this iridescent blue glass mosaic tile! The mix of finishes on our Blue Foil Glossy And Frosted Hexagon Mosaic Tile adds a stunning textural detail to your bathroom, paired with bold and vibrant blue hues!
We’ve also taken traditional subway tile to a whole new level in our Stardust Collection by pairing this classic design stunning vibrant color. Wouldn’t it be nice to take some time off and pamper yourself in this serene space surrounded by dreamy blue?
Stardust Blue 2X8 Glass Mosaic Tile Adds Modern Color to a Classic Subway Tile Bathroom Backsplash.
Don’t be afraid to have play with patterns! Think of how much personality you can add to your rooms by playing with lines, geometric shapes or murals. This allows you to bring in the color of the year in a unique, decorative way. If your bathroom floors seem outdated, our Moroccan Star & Cross Blue Etched Marble Mosaic Tile is a great option to have fun with color in both modern and traditional settings - pairing blue and white together is a timeless combination that can’t go wrong!
Add a Patterned Blue and White Bathroom Floor with Moroccan Star & Cross Blue Etched Marble Mosaic Tile
While a blue and white combination might seem like a safe choice, many blue tones play nicely with other colors. You can incorporate green tones in the rest of your bathroom to add a connection to nature. Don’t forget that corals and blush pinks will help bring out blue's more feminine side too! Blue and creamy marble tones come together in our Bloom Micro Mosaic Tile to create a beautiful accent to any decor!
If you’re inspired by Classic Blue but a major chance is not in your budget, you can opt for smaller pieces that have just as much of an impact. Adding accent pieces to your bathroom is an excellent way to get the stylish benefit of the latest trend without making a huge commitment. Tie the whole room together with soft accents of blue such as shower curtains, rugs, towels, candle, and even touches of blue in artwork - the shades work beautifully together and can create a harmonious feel even with different hues!
A great way to keep a colorful palette from feeling too overwhelming is to layer hues together! If you like deep and moody tones along with bright blues, why not try them in the same space?! From Yosemite Blue to Caribbean Azure, there are numerous ways to add the soothing effect of blue.
Diamond Grey Glass Pebble Tile combines shades of blue and gray to create this mosaic pattern that allows any of the shades of glass to be picked up in the decor.
Thassos Diagonal Square And Azul Cielo Dots Marble Mosaic Tile creates a clean white backdrop with just a touch of blue that will tie in nicely to any decor you choose!
Whether you love soothing shades of blue paired together or want to mix things up with a pop of color like chili pepper red accents, stormy grays, or dazzling gold, there is no wrong way to use this stunning color as a base for your dream bathroom design!
Are you feeling inspired by the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year for your interior? How are you adding this stunning color to your space? Let us know in the comments below!