At last, my favorite color is on the spotlight thanks to Pantone who announced Classic Blue 19-4052 as the color of the year 2020… I’m in a state of bliss. Seriously! I’ve waiting for this day for some time now. Deep down I knew that it wouldn’t be much longer. I saw the signs and the timing is just right as 2020 marks a new decade. Therefore, it made sense for Pantone to turn to a classic blue hue – a color that evokes feelings of trust and faith.
“It is this kind of contancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-405 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely one. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation’ said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Truly, I can hardly contain my happiness. But why I am so excited about it?
Aside the fact that blue is my favorite color, it inspires me the most. It makes my mind travel far, far beyond the horizon. I always associate blue with the spirit of the seas. It makes me feel free and that anything is possible. And I think that’s a bit of the rationale behind Pantone’s color choice.
It is a color that appeals to my home decorating sensibility for it thrives in a rich and layered aesthetic. It is also one of the best go-to colors if you are into eclectic and worldly interiors. Sometimes it is subtle as any neutral i.e. grey. Other times though it shouts out (always in poised manner) with its unique stand alone quality and sophistication level that sets it apart from other colors.
Furthermore, on a more practical note, it will become so much easier for me to track down some blue inspired decor pieces that come in the widest spectrum of blue shades. Oh, and as a side note, it will be one of the colors to watch for in fashion for spring – summer 2020. But that’s another story…
In order to show you what I mean in home decorating, I found these gorgeous pieces below. A couple of pieces have a coastal living vibe to them, for it happens to be one of my favorite home decor styles. However, going for a blue doesn’t imply necessarily following a nautical theme. Moreover, if you blend in rusty and blush pink tones or mustard hues, you will most certainly create a contemporary warm setting with a vintage vibe.
So, what did I tell you? Isn’t blue the next best thing to neutrals?