Pantone color of the year is Classic Blue.
Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. It is simple, elegant and comfortable to embrace.
“Classic Blue is akin to black; it goes with everything. It’s a wonderful color because it transcends periods and styles” — Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper & Co. in Palm Beach, Florida
Historically associated with the return of another day, its use hints that we may be revisiting a more traditional way of decorating. Classic Blue is also suggestive of the sky darkening at dusk.
Timeless and enduring, calming and familiar, Pantone says this is the blue that will usher us into the next decade.
Blue imprints on our psyches a restful color, one of refuge, peace and tranquility. It centers our thoughts, aids our focus and brings laser-like clarity to our minds. Deep blue fosters strength and resilience.
As Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman explains it, “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.”