Timeless and Tranquil: “Classic Blue” is Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year
Suggesting a desire for stability and a sense of refuge, “Classic Blue” was unveiled as the Pantone® Color the Year 2020. Pantone experts believe that as technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, people are gravitating to “honest” colors that communicate rest and protection. Classic Blue is a universal color, evocative of the same infinite evening sky appreciated around the globe. It’s a reassuringly familiar color we can all rely on as we head into a new decade. Like most shades of blue, Classic Blue brings a sense of calm to the human spirit, supporting clarity and focus.
“Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®, “[It] 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.”
Classic Blue is a dependable decision, a base color similar to black that can add enduring style to any room in your whole home remodel or new home. It can express traditional elegance or modern boldness, depending on how it is applied. Try Classic Blue on a living space wall or a kitchen island, or in an entryway, master bedroom, or office.
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About the Pantone Color of the Year
For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design. The Pantone Color Institute is a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development. The Institute is recognized around the world as a leading source of color information.