3 ways to shop Pantone’s 2020 color of the year right here in Birmingham

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La-Z-Boy’s ahead of the trend—Their iconic blue looks just like the color of the year! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Got the winter blues, Birmingham? Make the most of it with Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue. Here’s what to know about the color of the year, plus how to shop the trend locally in Birmingham.

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year is… *drum roll, please* …Classic Blue!

We’re almost two months into 2020, and with a new decade comes a new Color of the Year from Pantone. Since 2000, Pantone has released a “color of the year” each year. Last year, the Color of the Year was Living Coral—read all about it here.

According to a 2014 Q&A in Glamour Magazine with Leatrice Eiseman, then-executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, the color is chosen based on the prevalence of that color in many industries—including fashion, film and art—just to name a few.

The goal? To capture the zeitgeist of the times in a Pantone color card. And for 2020, they chose Classic Blue.

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year—Classic Blue. Design via Dribbble by Nicholas Lokasasmita

“It’s a reassuring blue, full of calm and confidence. It builds connection… It highlights our desire for this dependable, anchoring foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. We’re living in a time that requires trust and faith and confidence.”

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute | TIME Magazine

Inspired by Classic Blue? Here’s How to Shop it in Birmingham at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.

1. Be bold and blue with custom fabric.

So many fabrics. So little time. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

One of the best things about La-Z-Boy is the ability to customize just about any piece of furniture you fancy. And the La-Z-Boy Design Center is fabric heaven.

If you want to incorporate Classic Blue into your space, make sure to browse the fabric racks for the perfect pattern and bold blue that is uniquely you.

2. Bring in the blue with accents like pillows, lamps or a vase.

If you have the “less is more” mentality, go minimal by adding Classic Blue accents into your space. This approach will allow you to stay trendy, save money and easily change your space if your tastes change.

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries have the perfect finishing touches for any space. Think vases, pillows, throws, lamps and art.

3. Play with different hues of blue if you’re feeling bold.

The blues aren’t so bad after all… especially if they look like this teal blue throw and lamp. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Not into the exact hue of Classic Blue? You can still hop on the blue bandwagon and reap all the same benefits of the trend.

Bring in more turquoise blue hues to brighten up a room, or go more sky blue for an airy feel.

Feeling inspired? Shop these trends and more at La-Z-Boy in Birmingham.

Curt Morris, Owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham, came dressed for the trend in his classic blue jacket. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Swing by one of the three La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham and shop the trends yourself. Their locations include:

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