“A solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.”
Every year, trusted colour institute Pantone picks a hue that represents current and future happenings in the world, and deems it their Colour of the Year. To welcome the start of a new decade, Pantone has crowned PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue the Colour of 2020. Described as a “timeless and enduring hue,” the colour embodies the desire to enter a new era with a dependable and stable foundation. Blue is also a shade symbolizing refuge, associated with rest, peace, tranquility and resilience.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, says, “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.”
The selection process for the Colour of the Year is no simple task. It takes thoughtful consideration and analysis of trends. Colour influences come from the entertainment industry, art collections and emerging artists, fashion, design, travel and other lifestyle components. But the selected colour also has a sway of its own. Pantone’s Colour of the Year has been impacting product development and purchasing decisions in fashion, furnishing, design and more for over 20 years. If Classic Blue appeals to you, consider bringing it into your life this upcoming year, and shop the gallery below for 14 products in the striking shade.