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Pantone has announced Classic Blue as their 2020 color of the year

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This 2019, sustainability was highlighted when Pantone announced Living Coral as the color of the year. In 2018, they showcased the bold Ultra Violet to symbolize visionary thinking and creativity. Greenery was the vibrant shade powering through new beginnings in 2017. 

And since we love a good shoutout, 2016’s iconic Rose Quartz and Serenity blend encouraged mindfulness and thoughtfulness plus, well, a lot of cool merch and art inspired by the palette combination. From loud and provocative to pastel daydreams that manifested into hues, Pantone has announced that they will be welcoming the new decade with a deeper, more calming shade: Classic Blue.

PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge.

In Pantone’s official website, Classic Blue is described as:  “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.” 

If looking at Classic Blue leads to a feeling of calm but productive energy, then the shade fulfills its purpose, as Pantone goes on to explain that: “Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.”

Get ready for a calmer, more put-together 2020 and paint those walls Classic Blue (exact shade being Classic Blue 19-4052, you’re welcome.)

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