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Pantone Announces Colour of The Year 2020: A Calming Classic Blue

A vision of the sky at dusk, this calming deep blue creates a reflective mood for 2020.


Pantone Colour of the year 2020

PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue has been announced as the colour of the year for 2020. It is a timeless and enduring blue hue that creates a mood of calm and reassurance, as well as the desire for stability in 2020.

The colour comments on the current chaos and uneasy times faced globally. With a range of challenges across the world, the classic blue aims to insight a feeling of relief and encourage tranquility. 

Pantone explained their choice for colour of the year 2020, explaining: 'Instilling calm, confidence and connection, this enduirng blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.' 

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The Classic Blue is anticipated to set the trends for the year to come, influencing every industry from decor to interior design, fashion, film and more, as well as influence many brands' visual identity. 

Execitive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, comments on the chosen colour of 2020: 

'We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation.A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenge us to think more deepl, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication,; said Eisman.

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As the colour gods, Pantone selects the colour of the year through indepth consideration and an analysis of global trends.

Pantone's colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute search across the globe for colour influences - from the entertainment industry, travelling art collections, new artists, fashion and more. Influence may come from new technologies, materials, textures and effects and a wide sope is taken into consideration before a final decision is made. 



Introducing the Pantone Color of the Year 2020, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of Classic Blue offer the promise of protection; highlighting our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build. As we cross the threshold into a new era, Pantone has translated the hue into a multi-sensory experience to reach a greater diversity of people and provide an opportunity for everyone to engage with the color. We will be tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture to make the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 a truly immersive color experience for all. Link in bio to learn more about Classic Blue. #Pantone2020

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Shop colour of the year 

We have found a few Classic Blue items to add to your home, wardrobe and more, creating a soothing atmosphere. 


The Hector couch will make an ideal classic blue addition to any living space. 

Superbalist Classic Blue

Shop it: R3999, Superbalist 

Sealand Gear 

Moon Ocean is a sustainable stylish accessory. 



Shop it: R725, Sealand 



A spot of the classic blue shines through this bamboo toothbrush.

@home bamboo toothbrush


Shop it: R59 ,@home


Mr Price 

Bring some classic blue into your interior space with these scatter cushions. 

mr price classic blue


Shop it: R159,99, Mr Price