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Timeless, Elegance & Simplicity with the Classic Blue // Pantone colour of the year 2020

The year 2020 will be all about Classic Blue, according to Pantone, a “timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity.” The American company makes its annual choice based on orecasting research, looking at global influences, culture and trends. “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “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.”

It is a bold shade that is said to bring a sense of peace and tranquility. “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the treshold into a new era.”

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

1. Alvar Aalto Collection Bowl

2. Art print by Anna Mörner

3. Lapuan Kankurit Eskimo Cushion

4. Louis Poulsen AJ Table

5. Normann Copenhagen Day Wall Clock

6. Norm Architect Bottle Grinder

7. Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Plain Serving Dish

8. Lapuan Kankurit Mono Towel

9. Hay Kaleido Tray

10. Lapuan Kankurit Uni Pocket Shawl

11. Muuto Dots Wood

12. Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair

13. Muuto E27 Pendant Lamp

For 21 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design.

The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute™ comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.

After a couple of seasons of selecting bold, extravagant hues, the Pantone color of the year 2020 is finally a go-to color to include in the interior design projects. With the resurgence of the vintage aesthetic and the rediscovered interest in the traditional decorating styles, a Classic Blue won’t struggle on it’s road to success. The shade appeals to everyone from lovers of chinoiserie to modernists.

Universal as it is, a Classic Blue fits beautifully into timeless settings, while at the same time offering an edge.



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