Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year is…?

For all the interior lovers out there, the Pantone Colour Institute has announced its 2020 colour of the year. And it is: Classic Blue!

According to Pantone, the leading forecaster of worldwide colour trends, the classic blue colour will be everywhere in 2020. This is what the global authority for colour and communication and inspiration has to say ahead of the beginning of a new decade:

“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.”

On the company’s website, it also posted a short video to describe the feel of the colour, showing a night sky, faint mountain ranges, and a soothing soundtrack.

The Classic Blue colour underscores “dependability, trustworthiness, credibility, and constancy, all characteristics that are important in today’s fast-paced, high-stress world.

In addition, deep blue goes with the shade of the sky at dusk, which is a perfect example that shows why this colour resonate with a lot of people.

For over two decades, Pantone’s colour of the year has strongly influenced many aspects of life, including home design.

So how did Pantone come up with Classic Blue as the colour of the year?

Pantone says, experts from various fields, including in the entertainment industry and films in production, travelling art collections and new artists, fashion, interior design and lifestyles, “comb the world looking for new colour influences.”

By using Classic Blue, Pantone wish to promote a feeling of peace and tranquility, and foster interaction.

Technology is developing at a pace that humans have difficulty processing at the same speed, so it’s not difficult to understand why people are drawn towards colours that are authentic and give the promise of security. The trusted PANTONE 19-4052, non-aggressive and easily relatable, inspires a relaxed interaction. Linked to the return of another day, this beloved shade is easily adopted.

If you are planning a new home, a makeover or interior design project in 2020, don’t just ignore the colour of the year. You’ll see a barrage of mood boards and Pinterest sites in no time.