In the early days of December, Pantone announces their choice for Color of the Year for the upcoming year. Last year’s choice was Living Coral, and the year before that Ultra Violet. This year’s choice? Classic Blue.
A timeless and enduring blue hue, Pantone’s Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking color highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
In Pantone’s words, Classic Blue is “imprinted in our psyches as a restful color” capable of bringing “a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge.”
While I find myself gravitating towards lighter shades of blue – paired with white, my favorite combination – I have to say that Classic Blue is a lovely shade, one I already see around my own home, but am happy to incorporate more of. Here’s how you can bring this fresh shade into your own life this year: