Pantone Color of the Year....2020

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

This year, the people at Pantone who are all things color for defining colors by number internationally and for many decades..have chosen the Color of the Year for 2020 to be Classic Blue. Color experts are Classic Bluepredicting you will see it welcomed in every venue from weddings to living room pillows, bedroom walls, kitchen utensils. 

    A return to nature....the new color is cast as a stable and calming "return to nature" and the sea as we all prepare to usher in a new decade.  It can provide a contrast to the neutral shades of gray we see throughout interior design.

     Writing about this "classic choice" the Pantone Institute says:"...the color is one “instilling calm, confidence and connection.” It’s an “enduring blue hue” and it provides stability “as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

 Blue Cocktail      A classic blue cocktail was served when Pantone made their announcement...mmmm. You may even see this at your favorite restaurant in the new year.

     Is there anything better than a blue popscicle on a warm summer day ? You will be right in style for this year ! Have to say it is one of our very blue popsciclefavorite flavors !  A great way to celebrate summer too !

   Pantone's color choice are a bit more traditional than we find with some of the major paint manufacturers.  Earlier we told you about Sherwin Williams Choice which is Naval and also blue of course (see it here) and is meant to reflect a calmness and peace....a new decade of calm...mmmmm...

     This has been a colorful post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty, honored to be serving southeastern Wisconsin for all things real estate.



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Comments (21)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sally and David - Blue Popsicle.  Actually, that could be a good name for a color choice.   

Dec 13, 2019 04:18 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

I think we could all use some calm. Hiope the blue works its magic!

Dec 13, 2019 04:24 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We could all use a little more calm in the next decade Peter den Boer ...let's hope this classic choice DOES do some magic.

Dec 13, 2019 04:37 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson of all the colors to select!!!!!!  I'm not one to favor blue.... when the team brings in a home with a blue exterior, all I can think of is a six month listing period.....

Dec 13, 2019 05:23 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I am not so exterior blue Barbara Todaro as I am calming interior accent color.

Dec 13, 2019 05:26 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, blue is my favorite color, so I could certainly get used to seeing more blue in the world.

Dec 13, 2019 05:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Sally and David... I like the color, despite the fact that I no longer use blue in decor (the last time I did it depressed me and gave me the blues). I don't see using this color expect as an accent.

Dec 13, 2019 05:48 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson - that color is a perfect color for accenting.

Dec 13, 2019 06:11 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

NO, no, no and no.

How many times do I have to say it?

Burgundy and gold, the combination, not individual colors, the combination.

A house I inspected not long ago had the kitchen decked out in burgundy and gold.  As is my basement Cuchihuasi room, which you have seen.

Cuchihuasi is Inca for Pig House (having to do with the Hogs...)

Dec 13, 2019 06:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sally and David,

Nice color in small doses,  I gave away the blue top I had with that exact color.  Happy Friday.  A

Dec 13, 2019 07:25 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I can't see that color in my own home -- a couple of pillows might be the extent. 

Dec 13, 2019 07:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

When I was a kid, my bedroom walls were blue.

I wonder if this will be a preferred color during the new year.

Dec 13, 2019 07:38 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sally,

I think that a splash of Pantone on an accent wall along with some accessories will add some pizzaz to any home. 

Dec 13, 2019 10:23 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David I like this color, but on on walls. 

Dec 13, 2019 01:46 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

While I like the color, I just can't see it on the walls of our home.  

Dec 14, 2019 02:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sally, it is fun to see the Pantene Color of the year, but this one won't be in my home.

Dec 14, 2019 06:47 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Sally/David, My thought is that probably as an accent color, with pillows and such tossed around, this will look lovely...

Dec 14, 2019 09:29 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi there, fun to read your report on the Pantone color of the year.  I too think it would be fine used as an accent. Although, it won't be making a big appearance in our home. ;)  

Dec 15, 2019 02:19 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I love the color blue. I have one bedroom painted blue. 

Dec 15, 2019 04:00 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I think it's interesting that every paint manufacturer comes up with their own color of the year. It seems to me that this year there are several different shades of blue featured.

I like blue - but like it best in the sky! (Would love some today to replace the white.)

Jan 11, 2020 03:14 PM