Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2020, and we couldn’t be happier with the choice: classic blue.
“Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”Pantone
This timeless blue suggests the world on its best day, the sky at dusk, provoking a sense of peace, tranquility, and restfulness. Simply elegant and elegantly simple, classic blue lends itself to a wide range of spaces and materials — including ceramic tile.
Classic blue tile is already popping up on Instagram, and we’re sharing our favorites to shepherd you into the new decade.
Classic Blue Tile Grid
Where better to begin than a classic tile grid in classic blue? This tile design proves that simplicity can create a bold backdrop for crisp white and pops of other colors.
Classic Blue Square Running Bond Tile
In offsetting the standard grid pattern, this square running bond tile pattern also varies the shades of blue ever-so-slightly, creating a subtle but unique design.
Classic Blue Scallop Tile
Classic blue pairs perfectly with other blue shades and a scalloped tile pattern for a playfully unique ceramic tile kitchen backsplash.
Classic Blue Hexagon Tile
Classic Blue Floral Tile Pattern
The combination of muted classic blue and a floral tile pattern creates a charming tile design we just can’t take our eyes off of.
[Related: 2019 Tile Trends: Florals and Leaves]
Classic Blue Diamond Tile Pattern
The blue and white diamond tile pattern on these square tiles creates a graphic boldness to this shower, contrasted beautifully by the understated white marble-look ceramic tile flooring. The gold accents provide the perfect finishing touch.
Classic Blue Cube Tile Pattern
Classic blue cabinets make the blue tiles pop from this staggered tile backsplash. Look again and see the 3D cube effect! These diamond tiles transition from the white subway tile and then transition again from the cube pattern to the white wall for a one-of-a-kind kitchen decor.
Geometric Classic Blue Tile Pattern
Clean lines balance this bathroom style, which features cream, gray, and classic blue tiles in geometric shapes installed in a random pattern.
Classic Blue Subway Tile Backsplash
Classic blue and subway tile may have been made for each other, or at least this kitchen has us thinking so. If you haven’t noticed already, white and classic blue are the perfect color combination, creating a sharp contrast and clean look.
Classic Blue Rectangular Tile
A relaxing color for a relaxing space — soak in the tub and muse.
We’ve Got the (Classic) Blues
We’re already enamored with Pantone’s 2020 color of the year, and can’t wait to see more classic blue tile designs throughout the upcoming months. We sense that the sky’s the limit with this tile color. What do you think?