Every year, we look forward to Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement. It inspires and influences our home decor, wardrobes, beauty picks, and even our outlook on what the year will bring. Given the courage, camaraderie and hope that’s resulted from the current state of our world, it’s only fitting that the Pantone 2020 Color of the Year is a soothing, dependable, and confident “Classic Blue.”
Just as the infinite blue sky blends seamlessly into the deep blue sea, Pantone 19-4052 “Classic Blue” instills a sense of connection and stability: two emotions that humanity is not only craving but also working harder than ever to foster. It’s a vibrant yet natural, peaceful shade that brings us tranquility.
Moreso, the enduring hue “encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of The Pantone Color Institute.
One thing can be said for sure: we plan to incorporate Classic Blue into our homes, closets, and makeup, and sport the shade whether we’re staying in, tanning poolside, or spending quality time with family and friends.