COLOR OF THE YEAR, 2020 – CLASSIC BLUE

This announcement is something to look forward to every year!  It is plain fun.  Pantone is a company that provides a universal language of color.  Many manufacturers use it.  Once you might not know is paint. Because it is all about color, we watch for it every year and match up glass and feature glass.

Pantone describes it like this: “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 threshold into a new era.

Little did they know when this was announced that the world was also about to announce the start of a pandemic that did any but ensure stability.  Leatrice Eisemen, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says “we are living in a time that requires trust and faith….Classic Blue is a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on…an anchoring foundation.  A bondless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue 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.

I look at this color and I think of favorite blue jeans.  The ones you just want to slip on because they feel good.

The Pantone website also gives colors to go with the color of the year.  They call them Color Harmonies. There are several but my favorite is Desert Twilight.

Suggestive of the early evening sky, the boundless PANTONE Classic Blue 19-4052 creates an elegant backdrop for a glittery grouping of sophisticated shades painted across the sky, adding illuminating sparkle to a Dessert Twilight.

To see other Color Harmonies click here: https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2020-palette-exploration