We’re feeling blue — and we don’t mean sad. From lacquered midnight walls to sumptuous cobalt textiles, this timeless hue has exploded back onto the design scene in rich iterations. The royal shade’s ability to be both cool and serene or punchy and loud has made it a reliable go-to for designers.
Even Pantone is under this soothing color’s trance, as it just announced Classic Blue as its official 2020 Color of the Year. The inky tone evokes a sense of tranquility that is much needed as we head into the new decade. “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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a statement.