Some like it Classic Blue
Huh. So Pantone’s colour choice for 2020, is “Classic Blue”. It couldn’t get much simpler than that could it. I mean, of all the shades, tints, values we give the colour: sapphire, azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, sky blue, baby blue, robin’s egg blue, cyan, cornflower blue, midnight blue, slate, steel blue, Prussian blue- to name a few, they went with the, dare we say it, classic name of “Classic Blue”. A primary colour. A colour that helps make other colours. A colour that’s been given the esteem award 5 times since its 2000 inception of Pantone Colour of The Year, no actor can match that in the Academy Awards!
The simplest of names, but arguably the most fascinating of colour, in terms of its history, making it one of the rarest and precious shade of all. And lets not skip over lightly what this colour represents, or symbolises, or evokes from the mind and body, or other meanings associated with blue such as expressions and sayings.
And can we assume that blue, surrounding us from the sea to the skies, is pretty much everyones favourite colour, or at least loved far and wide.
And lets not go down that rabbit hole of how it plays in interiors, architecture, works of art, decorative objects, -not yet anyway.
Classic Blue. Huh, not so understated as we think.