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Pantone Declares “Classic Blue” as the Color of 2020

Design applications of Pantone Color of the Year 2020, Classic Blue

For over twenty years, the Pantone Color Institute has declared a fresh, vibrant shade as the Color of the Year. Every year, the Institute’s color experts travel the world, analyzing trends and searching for global color inspiration in all areas of design before choosing a shade to honor. This year, the Pantone Color Institute decided to name 19-4052 Classic Blue as the color of 2020. 

Interior and exterior design applications of Pantone Color of the Year 2020, Classic Blue

Left architecture by Cummings Architects, photography by Eric Roth Photography. Right construction by Colonial Reproductions, architecture by Patrick Ahearn Architect.

Classic blue home furnishings and accents at Surroundings Home

Images courtesy of Surroundings Home & Interior Design

19-4052 Classic Blue is a timeless shade that symbolizes peace, tranquility and dependability in a time of uncertainty as we enter into the new decade. Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, explains why the Pantone Color Institute chose this stunning hue; “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. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocation 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.”

Coastal interior design using classic blue

A touch of classic blue can brighten up any room. Left construction by Colonial Reproductions, architecture by Patrick Ahearn Architect. Right designed by Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design, photograph by Eric Roth.

 

Coastal interior design using classic blue

Designed by Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design, photograph by Eric Roth. 

Pantone’s Color of the Year influences all areas of design, including fashion, product development, brand identity and home décor. We have already spotted the timeless color in the following interior designs…  

Classic blue wet bar designed by Carter & Company Interior Design

Designed by Carter & Company Interior Design, photograph by Sabrina Baloun.

 

Elegant dining room with classic blue

Designed by Boehm Graham Interior Design, photograph by Shelley Harrison.

Classic blue kitchen by Paul Weber Architect

Architecture by Paul Weber Architect, photograph by Richard Mandelkorn.

 

 

Top collage: Left to right: Stella McCartney bag, photograph by imaxtree.com; photograph by KOKET; photograph by The Design Gift Shop; dress by Gucci, photograph by imaxtree.com.

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