The New Pantone Color of the Year is One of Our Favorites

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Pantone just announced its official color for 2020: Classic Blue.

Described by Pantone as “a timeless and enduring blue hue,” the Color of the Year is strikingly different from last year’s light and bright Living Coral. However, the pick is supposed to reflect a “dependable and stable foundation on which to build” as we usher in a new decade.

Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute — the business unit within Pantone that actually selects each Color of the Year — expanded upon the decision with a statement: “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.”

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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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She continued, “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; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”

Pantone also described the shade as a “universal favorite,” which makes it even more of a perfect color for 2020 weddings. Even if you’ve already started the planning process, Classic Blue can easily be incorporated into small or big parts of your special day. The phrase is, “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue,” after all!

SEE MORE: How to Pick Your Wedding Colors

In the spirit of Pantone’s announcement, we’ve gathered tons of inspiration for brides-to-be, whether you’re considering going all in and making Classic Blue one of your official wedding colors, or just want to use the shade in the tiniest of details.

Show Me Your Mumu Upton Off Shoulder Maxi Dress

via Show Me Your Mumu
via Levi Stolove Photography

Serefina Jo Drop Earrings 

via BHLDN
via Ally Byrom / Lusso Styling
via Jen Lynne Photography

Jimmy Choo Women’s Romy 85 Pointed-Toe Pumps

via Bloomingdale’s
via byPiLLowDesign on Etsy
via Marina Gallery Fine Art
via Bottles Uncorked on Etsy
via Jenny Haas
via Eds Neckties on Etsy

Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion Crepe Halter Gown

via Bergdorf Goodman
via Darlas Blooms on Etsy
via Leeann Marie Photography
via Woodland Custom Design on Etsy

Show Me Your Mumu Collette Collar Dress

via Show Me Your Mumu
via danial_barbier on Instagram
via Alayna Parker Photography

See Pantone’s past Colors of the Year below:

2016 Pantone Color of the Year

2017 Pantone Color of the Year

2018 Pantone Color of the Year

2019 Pantone Color of the Year


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