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?’