For more than 20 years, Pantone Color of the Year has influenced product development and influencing trends. In 2020 the high court of color has declared the Classic Blue as such. This shade is what most people would call cobalt or royal blue, the inoffensive, omnipresent hue that colors everything from the sea to the sky.
Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said of the selection, “We are living in a time that requires faith and trust [...] Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation”. In feng shui, blues traditionally represent calmness, peace, and communication and it seems Pantone was in tune with these same classical meanings when choosing the color this year.