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Classic Blue – Color of the Year

Now it’s official: The trend color for 2020 is Classic Blue. At the end of each year, the renowned US color institute Pantone announces which color will set the tone in the following year in the truest sense of the word. This time the choice fell on a classic blue tone.

The official color classification for Classic Blue is 19-4052. It is timeless and durable. The solid dark blue is tasteful with its simple elegance. According to Pantone, it is reminiscent of the endless expanse of the evening sky. On the one hand, it has a gentle and thought-provoking effect. On the other, it is an expression of our longing for a reliable and secure foundation.


“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 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.”


Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute


Blue tones are generally perceived as calming. Pantone tells us that Classic Blue also conveys a feeling of calm, harmony, and security. The clarity of the color also promotes a clear and focused way of thinking while at the same time, the reflective blue tone conveys optimism and joie de vivre.

The Pantone Color Institute regularly forecasts global color trends and advises brands around the world on integrating the psychology of color into their design strategy. Pantone’s color experts include color trends found in the entertainment industry and popular destinations as well as other areas of design such as; film, art collections, and fashion.

We find the choice of the Pantone Institute extremely inspiring!

Discover with us the Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue


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