An Icon Revisited: Pantones 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue


Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue has been named the shade to kick off the new decade.

"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 announced. We cant wait to see the dreamy hue cropping up in fashion shows, graphic design, home decor, and, most importantly, on walls this coming year. Check out a few of our favorite items to easily incorporate the shade into your home.

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Rich Brilliant Willing Hoist Pendant

The Hoist Pendant Light was designed in 2017, and is made in the USA. Modern design and practical functionality combine in the Hoist Pendant Light. Featuring a bell-shaped, steel shade and a bowl-shaped, glass diffuser, this modern pendant light is suspended from a single plug-in cord. The cord possesses extra length allowing for the pendant light to be hung virtually anywhere that is desired. To keep the cord out of the way, an optional swag kit is available. However, if the look of a canopy is desired, the cord can be converted to use with the canopy that is included with the fixture. When illuminated, this pendant light casts diffused, ambient light that is ideal for use in any bedroom, bathroom, dining room, kitchen, living rooms, or outdoor living space. Photo courtesy of Hive Modern

Moooi Bottoni Double Seater

The Bottoni Double Seater is an exceptional piece crafted for the average home entertainers and modernist. This playful sofa is made of upholstered HR foam giving fantastic comfortability. Stability is no trouble for this sofa, the plywood base, and stainless steel legs make this sofa durable and sturdy for all modern living spaces. Photo Courtesy of Hive Modern

Caraway Cookware Set

This complete set of our non-stick ceramic-coated cookware has everything youll need for cooking healthy in your kitchen, staying organized, and looking good while doing so. Set Includes: 10.5" Fry Pan 3 QT Sauce Pan w/ Lid 6.5 QT Dutch Oven w/ Lid 4.5 QT Saut Pan w/ Lid 4 Magnetic Pan Racks Canvas Lid Holder w/ Hooks Features: Stovetop Agnostic (Induction, Gas, & Electric Safe) Oven Safe Up to 650F Handwash Recommended Wood & Silicone Utensils Recommended Photo Courtesy of Caraway

Laylo Core Blue Pet Bed

Our stylish designer dog beds blend in with any decor while giving dogs the orthopedic comfort they need for a good night's rest. Durable, machine-washable fabric: We've designed this custom fabric using a breathable, durable woven material. All covers are machine-washable. With our unique 3-sided zipper design, each dog bed cover can be easily removed and washed as much as you like. Super comfy orthopedic insert: Dogs sleep A LOT. Our unique 3-inch layer of orthopedic foam eliminates pressure points and increases breathability. Soft, supportive consistency conforms to weight and pressure to relieve achy joints, arthritis and hip dysplasia. Accident-proof: Each insert is water resistant so if your dog has an accident, the insert is 100% preserved. Photo Courtesy of Laylo Pets

Louis Poulsen PH 5 Mini Pendant

The PH 5 Mini Pendant by Louis Poulsen was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 to create glare-free light. With multiple finishes to choose from, hanging the pendant anywhere is easy. The pendant uses three shades. Because of this, the light is illuminated downward and out, creating a sense that it is lighting itself. When you hear the name Louis Poulsen, you think distinctive modern Danish lighting. From the classic icons of the 1920s to more recent pieces, all Louis Poulsen lighting is created based on a deep-felt respect for architecture, understanding the emotional effect of lighting and the belief that shadow is just as aesthetically important as light. All three aspects manifest themselves in the sculptural layering and comfortable, glare-free light of Louis Poulsen pendants, wall, table, and floor lamps. Photo Courtesy of Lumens

Rosti Mepal Modern Large Bento Box

Its time to upgrade your lunch-to-go: These Dutch-designed beautiful bentos are big enough to hold a full meals worth of leftovers, or a pic-worthy not sad desk lunch that doesnt leave your belly growling for more. Each of the components is microwave-safe, so you can pop your potatoes in for a hot minute while you enjoy your fruit salad. And when youre done? Yep, its dishwasher-safe, too. Photo courtesy of Food52

Le Creuset Stoneware 27-Ounce French Press

Stainless steel plunger and mesh press by Le Creuset. Non-porous enamel finish; resists odors, staining, chipping, and cracking. Made of durable, high-fired stoneware with glossy enamel glazing. Dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup. A perfectly color-matched palette of bold, consistent tones for easy mixing and matching with other Le Creuset products.

Design of the 20th Century

The bible of 20th-century design: From Art Nouveau to minimalism and everything in between Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it's all here - the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names - Harry Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few. This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. An A-Z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense. Publisher: TASCHEN Photo Courtesy of TASCHEN

Dyson Pure Cool Air Purifier and Fan

The only purifying fan to clean a whole room properly. We design our purifying fans to go beyond test chamber conditions and focus on real home conditions - this is more than just having an efficient filter. Dyson engineers and research concluded that to clean an entire room properly, you need to sense pollution events automatically; capture ultrafine pollutants; and project cleaner air around the room using Air Multiplier technology. Only the Dyson purifying fan is designed and tested to do all of this. Photo Courtesy of Amazon

Troy RLM Lighting LS Series Bullet Head Miter Arm Wall Sconce

With its angular shape and streamlined physique, the LS Series LED Bullet Head Miter Arm Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce By Troy RLM Lighting is sure to make an impression. This is especially true when combined with the bright finish options it features. The body is mounted at a sharp angle, and at the end is a swivel head with integrated LED lamping. The head can swivel up to 180 degrees vertically and 360 degrees horizontally, allowing it to showcase items with perfect precision. Its installed using a circular wallplate, a soft contrast to the otherwise straight-line of its shape. Use it indoors or out. For over 20 years, Troy RLM Lighting has been a leading, USA based, lighting manufacturer. Standing for "Reflective Luminaire Manufacturer", a common theme through out all of Troy RLM Lighting's fixtures is the light is reflected downward. By drawing inspiration for a variety of places such as historical lamp designs to 21st century, unique styles, Troy RLM features a range of industrial modern lights perfect for commercial or residential settings. Photo Courtesy of YLighting

Hasami Gloss Blue Large Planter and Saucer Set

A vibrant new color for one of our favorite pieces. Let your greenery really pop in brilliant blue. For almost 400 years Japanese artisans in the Hasami district have been making porcelain such as this. This eye-catching planter is just the right size for a gift. Plant a little bonsai tree and give one away, or treat yourself to good design. Includes drainage hole and saucer. Also available in Black and Gloss Gray, and in a small size. Photo Courtesy of Unison

MINNA Grid Oven Mitt

MINNA has expanded our subtle and elegant grid pattern collection to include all of your kitchen staples - napkins, towels, oven mitts, potholders, and aprons! Grab everything in the same color, or mix and match colors and stripes to liven up your kitchen. Our oven mitts are the perfect way to protect your hands while cooking. Equally attractive in use or hanging in your kitchen by the attached loop. Handwoven by a family run co-op in Chiapas, Mexico. Photo Courtesy of Food52

Eames Molded Fiberglass 4-Leg Armchair (DFAX)

Charles and Ray Eames believed "design is a method of action," and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. "The chair that Charles and Ray were designing," explains grandson Eames Demetrios, "is the chair thats made tomorrow." The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMAs 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, then refashioned it in light yet strong fiberglass just two years later. In the 1980s, after determining fiberglass production was detrimental to the environment, Herman Miller ceased production to explore more sustainable options, eventually choosing recyclable polypropylene. The company never quite forgot about fiberglass, however, and it recently began researching greener production methods. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair (1950) is the end result, constructed using a cleaner process but true to the original with its beloved variegated surface. This reintroduced version comes in a range of reformulated semi-gloss color pigments that faithfully reproduce the vintage ones. Its deep seat pocket and waterfall edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of your thighs. The seat back is left unfinished to maintain a slightly rough natural texture for easier gripping with your hands. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.

UE Boom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

An impressive 15-hour battery life means that the UE Boom 3 can keep the music pumping well after the sun goes down.

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