Pantone's Color of the Year for 2020 is - drumroll please - Classic Blue.
We always enjoy hearing about the Pantone Color of the Year. Partially, because we get a kick out of the company's description of the color and the ensuing discussions about the choice.
According to Pantone, Classic Blue is a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk. "It's a color that anticipates what's going to happen next," says the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. "What's the future going to bring as we move into the evening hours?"
The Institute says that's important right now because of global uncertainty. And this lovely blue shade is supposed to offer reassurance, confidence, and a sense of connection. Well, at least it sounds good.
Coincidentally, or not, the last time we entered a new era, Y2K, Pantone also chose a blue hue - Cerulean. The color was chosen to mark the excitement, but also offer a calming visual amid the anxieties preceding the transition from 1999 to 2000.
As REALTORS in Clark County, WA, we think more about color as it is used in home design and decor. The bottom line, is it a color that withstands the test of time? Should it be used in small doses, or is it a color that works well on a large scale?
While decor is subjective, we would use the color in small doses in a home listed for sale. However, according to some designers, Classic Blue is, well, a classic. Interior designer, Erica Islas with Lamps Plus, says they've been using the color for years and will continue to use it in years to come. Liberally too.
Your thoughts on Pantone's choice for Color of the Year?