Planning An Event? Use the Pantone Color Of The Year: Classic Blue

If you’re planning an event in 2020, you’d do well to think about using a specific shade of blue in your decor. Pantone has chosen their Color of the Year for 2020, and it is: Classic Blue!

According to Pantone, Classic Blue is timeless and enduring. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, it’s a dependable and stable foundation to build any color palette on for your event.

“Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge.” – Pantone website

Pantone Classic Blue reveal

Previous Pantone Colors Of The Year In Blue

Classic Blue is the first shade of blue to be the Pantone Color of the Year since 2016 when Serenity was chosen. Before that, blue shades were chosen in the following years for the following colors:

  • 2000 – Cerulean Blue
  • 2003 – Aqua Sky
  • 2005 – Blue Turquoise
  • 2008 – Blue Iris
  • 2016 – Serenity
  • 2020 – Classic Blue

Overall, the blue shades have had a fantastic two decades, being chose 6 times out of 21, or 29% of the time.

How To Build Pantone Color of the Year, Classic Blue, Into Your Event

Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted Pantone Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.

Build Classic Blue into your event by laying out beautiful blue table cloths or napkins to comfort people at their tables. People can find refuge from the event at their table, socializing and chatting with their friends and coworkers.

Enhance the comfort of social areas by bringing in blue uplighting to calm them, compared to the frenzy of the dance floor. This lighting can be used against walls near the bar, or in common areas as well.

If you want just a splash of blue, consider a sash or runner for your tables and chairs, tying it in more daintily. These can serve as accents to whatever main color you may choose.