Pantone Colour of 2020: Classic Blue
Pantone has announced that shade PANTONE 19-4052, also known as Classic Blue, is the official color of 2020. Classic Blue according to Pantone is “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection, associated with the return of another day” – the perfect way to ring in the new decade.
“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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, PANTONE 19-4052 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.”
The cobalt blue hue has also been associated with communication, introspection, and clarity. Other benefits of the colour include aiding concentration and helping to re-center thoughts. A welcome reprieve from the frenetic energies of the latter half of the 2010s. For this new decade, Pantone has brought the color one step further, introducing a multisensory experience creating a taste, sound, and feel for Classic Blue.
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