Pantone is Feeling Blue in 2020

Looks like blue hues for 2020! Pantone announced that its 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue, a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk. The reason Pantone chose this hue is because it is “comforting and relatable.”  “It’s a color that anticipates what’s going to happen next,” said Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, which selects the Color of the Year

The cobalt blue hue is also said to be associated with communication, introspection, and clarity. Other benefits of the hue include aiding concentration and helping to re-center thoughts, particularly in light of technology’s accelerating developments. According to Pantone, Classic Blue is already being used in fashion, interior design, textiles, and graphic design.

So how can we incorporate this color into our homes? Dramatic blue walls can look elegant in colonial spaces and can bring a calm, clean, classic feel to living rooms. But what if we don’t want to be that drastic? Classic Blue is the perfect accent color and you might be surprised at how well it pairs with your current home decor. Pillows, vases, small tiles, and kitchenware can be budget-friendly additions to your household. 

Here are some local Classic Blue buys we are loving:

Ginger jars from Patina Polished Living are always a classic touch.



Vinyl doormats from Boxwood (hello easy cleaning!).



Mix and match these accent pillows from Red Barn Mercantile.



  • The latest from Britt
Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

400 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get your daily dose of all things fashion, beauty, fitness, and design. Locally sourced and locally styled!