Ceiling fans can contribute a lot to a room. They create comfort on hot summer days and provide a familiar sense of home that few other fixtures can recreate. A tried and true bastion of residential interiors, the ceiling fan is a fixture that designers have long sought ways to reinvent year after year. In 2020, interiors take aim at the base of the fixture, opting for bolder hues that carry a sense of calm as the fan spins overhead. Here’s everything you need to know about this latest trend.

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

For those unfamiliar with this tradition, Pantone Color Institute dubs one shade the “color of the year,” dictating trends in fashion, interiors, and beyond. For 2020, they’ve given the title to none other than PANTONE 19-4052: Classic Blue.

A timeless hue reminiscent of the sky at dusk, classic blue inspires calm and connection, providing, as the institute stated, “a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Relaxed and approachable, this shade is surprisingly neutral for a pop of color. It can find a home in any room, whether as an accent wall, a cabinet color, or even a ceiling fixture.

How to Use Blue Ceiling Fans in Your Home

Living Room Furniture Idea with Classic Blue Ceiling Fan








Ceiling fans are historically overlooked as a design element, pegged too often as a strictly functional component of a living space. As interiors venture into more colorful iterations of cabinetry, furniture, and fixtures, though, fans are finding their way into more exciting hues.

Hunter is the first ceiling fan company to respond to this trend. They have introduced two models in an Indigo Blue finish that are right on target. You may see other brands introduce fans in various shades of blue later this year or early next year, but for now, these are your premier choices:

52 inch Hunter Mill Valley Ceiling Fan in Blue 52" Hunter Mill Valley

44 Inch Hunter Hartland Ceiling Fan in Blue 44" Hunter Hartland

Classic blue pairs with ceiling fans particularly well because the shade isn’t too much of a departure from the more traditional metal finishes. Thrown into a more neutral room filled with clean whites, grays, and natural finishes, a blue ceiling fan, such as the 52” Hunter Mill Valley, can provide a pure pop of color that doesn’t overpower the calm demeanor of the space.

Sun Room decorated in grey and white furniture with blue ceiling fan Shown above: Hunter Mill Valley in Indigo Blue

For homes that want to lean into the classic blue trend a little more heavily, add this fixture as a complement to other accessories in this shade. While providing a little attitude to an otherwise standard ceiling fan, a tri-pendant fixture affixed to the fan, like on the 44’’ Hunter Heartland, can further elevate the design value of this functional piece.


In the market for a new ceiling fan? Take a classic blue fixture for a spin with the help of Hansen Wholesale. Our vast selection of lighting and ceiling fans has precisely what you’re looking for during your home redesign. Once everything is set in stone, snap a pic with the hashtag #HansenHome to show us your take on this ceiling fan trend. For more information and to shop with one of our experts, give us a call today at (800) 201-1193.