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Like navy, another shade you'll be hearing plenty about for spring, Classic Blue is a reliable standby that won't take you too far out of your comfort zone. "I call this blue an anchor because it's one of those go-to colors you can always depend on," says Pantone's executive director Leatrice Eiseman.
The trusty shade met up with lots of black on the spring runways, but when it comes to patching these two heavy hitters together in your living room, "leave it to the professionals," says designer Jonathan Adler. Combining the two shades in a room can look a little too normcore if they're not handled just right or if not broken up with soft neutrals.
This exact shade appeared in 12 percent of spring shows. Our home design pros cop to recent crushes on lacquered end tables and living room walls in this close cousin to cobalt.