Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Blog Category: Announcements
February 25, 2020 by Wright Outdoor Solutions
graphic of plants and containers in shades of the 2020 Pantone color of the year, classic blue

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year has been announced, and Classic Blue is bringing a calming and familiar hue in the new decade.

If you don’t know much about the Color of the Year, it’s a color that the Pantone Color Institute feels best captures the cultural mood and attitude at the time. They announced their first Color of the Year 20 years ago, and since then, there have been various shades of blue (2010’s Turquoise, 2008’s Blue Iris and 2000’s Cerulean), but Classic Blue has its own unique uses and applications.

“There are many different blues in the Pantone system, but this particular shade really gave us that feeling of confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of Pantone’s Color Institute. “Blue, from an emotional, psychological standpoint, has always represented a certain amount of calm and dependability. It’s a color that you can rely on.”

For our design team at Wright Outdoor Solutions, there are countless opportunities we feel compelled to incorporate Classic Blue into. While there aren’t a lot of plants that truly and naturally resemble Classic Blue, there is some plant life that nods to the Classic Blue hue, including Siberian squill and Endless Summer hydrangeas. The easiest way to add the hue into your landscape and outdoor space is through décor and accents. We’re dreaming of spring so we can add blue tones through the use of furniture, decorative pillows and cushions, rugs, containers and more. When the holiday season comes around, we have striking blue poinsettias that make a unique statement to any home or office space.

According to Pantone, Classic Blue in home décor:

  • Hints at a return to traditional decorating
  • Offers the promise of protection
  • Is a pervasive favorite
  • Creates a stable foundation on which to build
  • Injects creative confidence into interiors
  • Transforms a space through unique color combinations and tonal statements
  • Is easily applied across many different materials, textures and finishes
  • Can take you in many different directions
  • Expresses tradition and elegance
  • Expresses unexpected boldness

If you’re looking to add some blue hues to your space this year, contact our design team at 515.987.0800 or request a quote on our website.

Did you know? Pantone also chooses a Color of the Day! Click here to find out today’s color!