You might have already heard it from the horse’s mouth but for the less initiated: it’s official, Pantone’s Colour of the Year come 2020 is a shade dubbed Classic Blue. That’s 19-4052 if you speak graphic designer. And this shade might be no stranger to you – yes, it’s a part of Pantone’s New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 colour palette that was announced earlier in September.
Described as “a boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities”. The colour, according to a press release from Pantone, “symbolises protection, stability, peace, and confidence, as well as encouraging deep thinking, open mindfulness, and communication.” And that sounds just about right for the start of a brand new decade.
Fun fact: the first-ever Colour of the Year at the start of this decade – back in 2000 – was Cerulean, another neutral blue shade. So frankly, we’ve really come full circle for the commencement of the 2020s. Above, all our beauty picks to be dripping head to toe in this sophisticated blue shade.