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Turn Your Backyard into a Relaxing Oasis Using Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year

With the summer season comes rising temperatures, bright blue skies and long sunny days luring you into the outdoors. If you're planing on enjoying this time outside, then it's the perfect time to rethink the look and feel of your space. But you don't always need to uproot your entire outdoor area and install a whole new landscape, instead try adding a few pieces in Pantone's 2020 color of the year.

Pantone announced this year's color would be Classic Blue. The color blue evokes a sense of calm, confidence and elegance. Not only that, the color blue is one that is simple and timeless and likely not going out of style any time soon. According to Pantone, Classic Blue symbolizes "protection, stability, peace and confidence" and encourages deep thinking, open mindfulness and communication.

During this time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, turning your space into a relaxing oasis is the next best thing for keeping your peace of mind. Make the most out of your outdoors by incorporating this beautiful, calming hue into your space.

Plant a Variety of Blue Flowers

Because plants don't make any true-blue pigments, the color blue is not as common in the botanical world. For an "as close to blue as you can get" pop of color, try adding Black & Blue Salvia, Annabelle Hydrangea or Blue-Eyed Grass to your garden.

Include Blue Accent Pieces

Switch up the vibe and pull your look together with a few accent pieces. An easy, cost-effective way to upgrade your space is to swap out your pillows or make this area look as put together as your living room with an outdoor rug. Try mixing different patterns and textures to help the blue really pop.

Matching Patio Furniture

Carve out a casual reading area to enjoy your morning cup of coffee with a few smart seating arrangements. The blue patio furniture will create an inviting contrast beside any warmer toned concrete and brick work.

Install Eye-Catching Tile

If your budget allows and you're looking for something more permanent, choose a a classic blue tile with a whimsical pattern and incorporate a more neutral palette for the rest of your pieces.

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