The end of the calendar year marks the holiday season, crackling fireplaces and lots of cold-weather cooking, but it also means the annual announcement of Pantone's chosen color of the upcoming year. The color-matching company has declared that in 2020, we'll be seeing a whole lot of classic blue, explaining on Twitter that this particular blue is a "timeless and enduring blue hue, timeless in its simplicity."
So in the interest of keeping up with the trends, we've gathered a slew of classic blue kitchen and home items you should add to your collection. While these don't necessarily hit the specific Pantone hue of 19-4052 Classic Blue, the products we chose below -- from a cobalt blue vintage tea kettle to Nordic blue linen bread bags -- capture the spirit of next year's big color in the most stylish way possible.
Stock your cabinets with these deep blue porcelain bowls from designer Aaron Probyn. Each piece is hand-glazed, peppered with grooved detailing and a shiny finish. They're perfect for a bowl of oatmeal or your favorite soup.
These stackable mixing bowls are decked out in blue ombre. You get five bowls in a range of sizes. The attachable lids mean you're able to save that leftover pancake batter without having to dirty another bowl.
Enliven any old sink with this blue mason jar soap dispenser, which not only will give your sink a charming vintage feel, but will also make washing hands a fashionable enterprise.
The easiest way to keep crusty bread fresh? These linen bread bags (in a vibrant Nordic blue!). The set comes with two sizes -- square and rectangular -- so you can fit any sized bread inside.
Boil up water for tea and coffee in this sleek, vintage tea kettle. The vivid blue is a nice alternative to the ubiquitous silver tea kettles.
There's no need to drench your clothes with tomato and chocolate stains when you could simply slip on a blue apron from Food52's new Five Two line. The sturdy fabric has plenty of coverage from your chest down to your thighs, with built-in pot holders at the bottom corners and a nifty conversion chart tucked into one pocket.
This uniquely shaped blue bowl, from the MoMa Design Store, boasts a smooth curved bowl perched atop a raised stand. Use it for scooping ice cream or let it brighten up a table as a centerpiece.
Color up your kitchen with a Le Creuset Dutch oven, painted in a warm blue called Marseille. The beautiful French pot does it all, from preparing soups, stews and sauces to deep-frying and baking loaves of bread.
Let this water jug be the statement piece of any party. Designed to be filled with sparkling water, this handmade porcelain piece is crafted in Sydney.
Beat sugar and butter for all your baking projects in this gorgeous blue willow KitchenAid stand mixer. The mixer comes with three attachments (a whisk, dough hook and flat beater), plus it's $100 off at Best Buy.
This oval Staub cocotte -- flaunting a deep marine blue color -- is particularly designed to generate robust and flavorful juices, making it the perfect choice for stews, soups, casseroles, roasts and braises.