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Pantone Names Classic Blue ‘Color of the Year 2020’

Classic Blue 'Color of the Year 2020'

Pantone veered far away from 2019’s choice, vibrant Living Coral, when selecting soothing Classic Blue ‘Color of the Year 2020.’ The company describes it this way: “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.”

Our Graphic Designers Weigh In

Here is what some of our graphic designers had to say:

Dawn Hebert: It’s classic and plays well for all types of design like interior design, fashion, fabrics, graphics, web. Blue allows room for adding more playful accent colors and patterns to a design, while keeping things clean and professional.

Jen Jasiorkowski: This basic blue has a calming effect on people, which is what most of us need right now. In design, it blends well with both muted and bright colors and can be used in a multitude of situations. It also portrays strength and loyalty, as well as honesty as with the colors green and purple.

Laura Stopa: This classic blue is certainly well known to designers. Blue tends to be considered calming and professional, and this blue is no exception. While this may be the case, I personally wish they had chosen a blue that was a little more creative and intriguing. A few shades off to the green or red side could take this color of the year from traditional and steadfast to something a little more interesting and exciting—which I think would appeal to the general population better at this day and age.

What are your thoughts about this year’s selection, Classic Blue ‘Color of the Year 2020?’