It's blue skies up ahead in the new year as Pantone announces Classic Blue as the 2020 colour of the year. Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute says "this particular blue captures our desire for calm, dependability, stability and constancy, as we are nervous about entering the next decade." It's relevant to the mindset of buying better and buying less and is a colour that is inclusive, soothing and so timeless that it will never really be out of fashion.
And for all of those reasons, I am totally on board and celebrating Classic Blue for both dressing and decorating. So many of the major fashion and design houses are already featuring the easy to wear and universally embraced colour, and chances are your local charity and thrift shops have seen hoards of it for years, making it easy to embrace no matter your budget or desires.
The best thing about Classic Blue is that you probably already own so much of it in your wardrobe and can bring it out to re-style and re-wear in so many unique ways, easily, time and again!
"Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true."
- Judy Garland
"Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions."
- Yves Klein
"Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink."
- Raoul Dufy
"Blue is therefore most suitable as the color of interior life."
- William H. Gass