The Pantone Colour of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

Pantone Colour of the Year: Classic Blue in Decor, Fashion & more!

Every December, Pantone announces the colour of the following year. This impacts the world in many ways. From fashion trends to home décor, you’ll find this colour virtually (pin intended!) everywhere.

For 2020, that colour is Classic Blue.

“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.”
-Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of The Pantone Color Institute™

This classic blue is elegant yet simple. Bold yet calming.

The Impact on Shopping

Pantone has been selecting colors of the year for two decades and this isn’t something to be taken lightly. Their selection is seen in the things you buy and wear and affects trends; it’s that impactful.


Classic blue gives off a self-assured vibe, a poised confidence if you will. It’s elegant yet simple. It’s a perfect foundational colour you can use to either make a statement or to mix-and-match with many other colours.

MatchesFashion has a classic blue zip-up shell for women. 

Hudson’s Bay carries a classic blue Fjallraven backpack

  Aldo stocks a classic blue block heel that’s perfect for a party or work

Home Décor

When using classic blue throughout your home, you’ll find it gives a je ne sais quoi to your décor. It is a perfect hue if you’re looking for a more subtle sophistication but can also become the centerpiece of a room depending on what it’s styled with.

Bouclair has a classic blue velvet dining chair perfect for low-key drama

Bed Bath & Beyond has a classic blue accent rug that gives a pop of colour to any room

CB2 has a classic blue acrylic bookend that’s just right if you prefer to keep your pop on the minimal side

No matter how you choose to infuse classic blue in your every day, you’ll find it’s a natural and beautiful colour that’s a great addition to many other pieces already in your home and wardrobe.


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