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2020 Pantone Color of the Year

By on December 30th, 2019 in Design

Pantone is a universal color-matching system used by designers in web and print design, but also in other industries such as interior design, fashion design, and industrial design.

For over 40 years, it provides designers and marketers with an opportunity to assign an exact color number to design elements. Designers can work safe in the knowledge that using it will reproduce consistent and accurate color across various applications such as computer monitors, coated paper, uncoated paper, fabric, paint, and more. Basically, Pantone is the king of color in design!

For the past 20 years, Pantone Color experts release a “Color of the Year” as a means to predict designs trends for the coming year. Here they are:

Pantone Colors

2020 Pantone Color of the Year: PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

“PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a reassuring presence, instilling calm, confidence, and connection,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President at the Pantone Color Institute. “While technology races ahead, often overwhelming our human ability to process everything around us, it’s only natural that we gravitate toward colours that bring a sense of peace, clarity, and even protection. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

In my past post, Meanings and Emotions Associated with Color, I explained how blue “represents emotions ranging from traditional to calm to depressed“. Blue is also synonymous with rest. As we enter into a new decade, Classic Blue signifies dependability and reassurance, while bringing a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit. As you can see, Blue is a versatile color!

The LKCS Digital Services team is excited to help your financial institution use Classic Blue as an avenue to provide a sense of tranquility and stability for the decade ahead. Contact LKCS and allow us to incorporate Classic Blue into your next campaign!