If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you have probably figured out that I love
COLOR😊 Last year I informed you that the color of the year was LIVING CORAL which you can read about HERE. So aren’t you just wondering & wondering about 2020’s COLOR OF THE YEAR. I won’t keep you in suspense, but here is a clue…
According to the PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE (which seems to be the go-to for this sort of thing), 2020’s color of the year is............
So what is the Pantone Color Institute? According to its website it is “a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, for the application and integration of color as a strategic asset.” They seem to be the “expert” on choosing colors, although you will find that various paint companies (like Behr or Sherwin Williams) will have their own colors of the year….so basically I guess it’s just who you want to listen to!
Here is what Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, tells TIME about CLASSIC BLUE . “It’s a reassuring blue, full of calm and confidence. It builds connection. The sky at dusk – it’s not a midnight blue, it’s thoughtful, but it’s not so deep and mysterious,” she said. “It speaks to our feelings of anticipation, when you think about the sky at dusk, the day isn’t over. You’re thinking, what’s ahead of us? It’s reassuring, but thought-provoking. It highlights our desire for this dependable, anchoring foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. We’re living in a time that requires trust and faith and confidence. We all see this blue sky and can relate to it, it’s approachable. We’re returning to classics because everything has been chaotic in the world.”
Anyway….I have read that some refer to CLASSIC BLUE as being similar to indigo or
azure. Whatever you want to call it, it is NOT my best color. I do wear navy blue and I do have a little blue in my kitchen color scheme (red, yellow, blue…sounds wild but it’s not😊), but blues are not colors I lean toward.
Of course, blue is a favorite color for many people so I’m sure some of you will be very happy with this year’s choice...and here are some ways you can incorporate this year's color into your life.
Much more reasonably priced @ Belk $17.90
Talbot's $116 (yikes!)
Much more reasonably priced @ Belk $27.90
Nike $224 (are you kidding me???)
Vans $75 (better tho still pricey)
Or you might want to incorporate CLASSIC BLUE into your décor with these…
Crate & Barrel
Even Kitchen-Aid has gotten in on the trend
However, if you are like me and blue does nothing for your complexion (or you don't use it in your decorating scheme), NO WORRIES because evidently there are other colors in fashion for this Spring & Summer that are going to be popular. Want to know what they are??? Well, read on!
I love, love, love RED!
Not for me!
I really like this color combo
Pretty, but again...not my best color
I really like this color!
I prefer darker colors for fall & winter
Nothing beats classic white or black...always in style!
So….are you a blue person??? Which of these colors do you like best?
PS: Once again I am behind in posting and in commenting on other blogs…alas, I just can’t seem to keep up!!!! The month of December and the first part of January were shot due to my illness, but thankfully I am almost back to 100%. Hopefully I will reach one of my 2020 goals…to be more prolific with my blogging!!!! Time will tell.
Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the new year and the new decade!!!