Pantone Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

December 31, 2019

At Harcrest Homes, we stay up to date on the latest and greatest trends in the design industry. When we build a brand-new custom home, our customers get a home that will remain stylish for years. One way our team incorporates new trends is by including the latest color trends into our custom-built homes. And this year, one of the most talked about trend is the release of the Pantone Color of the Year.

Every year, Pantone’s team of design experts and innovators choose a Color of the Year to represent the upcoming year. This color based off extensive research depicts the upcoming year in design. For 2020, Pantone chose Classic Blue (19-4052) as their Color of the Year.

Picked by the Pantone Color Institute, this business unit within the company offers a wide variety of color services. From choosing seasonal colors, forecasting global color trends and advising companies on colors best suited for their individual branding, the Pantone Color Institute uses color psychology and emotion to pick their palettes.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of The Pantone Color Institute. “It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.”

The Classic Blue color is unique because it blends cohesively in every aspect of the home. Whether it’s used on the exterior, interior, accent walls or various décor, Classic Blue can be placed anywhere with a variety of other colors surrounding it.

Pantone Color of the Year Classic Blue

At Harcrest Homes, we love Classic Blue. It is reminiscent of water, reminding our clients of water, whether that is at the beach or a lake. Perhaps the blue complements a home nestled on the shoreline of the beautiful Lake Lanier. This calming color stands out amongst neutral whites, blacks and browns to add a pop of color without being overwhelming.

“Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic blue provides an anchoring foundation,” said Eiseman. “A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”

For the first time, Pantone delve into the various sensory possibilities associated with the Classic Blue color. Partnering with Audio UX and Firmenich, Pantone also paired the color with sounds, smells and tastes to help create a full experience and depicting Classic Blue on a higher level.

Like the Pantone Color of the Year, Classic Blue, our team at Harcrest Homes displays solidarity and dependability. Our goal is to deliver beautifully constructed homes to last a lifetime. We love using colors that are not only popular within the design world, but also represent our company well. To find out how to start your life in a brand-new Harcrest home, visit today.