Classic Blue – The Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Each fashion and design trends follower know the term The Pantone Color of the Year. What exactly is Pantone Institute? How the color of the year is chosen? And finally, which furniture will look good when dressed in Classic Blue hue.

PANTONE Inc. is an American corporation established in 1962, which is a leading world specialist in terms of color. Brands and manufacturers as well as more than 10 million designers and producers worldwide, rely on Pantone knowledge to help them define and manage color, starting from a vision to realization process. Pantone also help to build visual identity through the proper usage of colors.

Part of Pantone Inc. is Pantone Color Institute, a business, but most of all research unit that emphasizes the top seasonal runway colors, estimates global color trends, counselling companies on color for product and brand visual identity and is behind the so-called the Pantone Color of the Year. The Pantone Color Institute also collaborates with many global and reputable brands in order to help them in their design strategy.

Since 2000 The Pantone Color Institute has chosen the color of the year. Ever wonder how the color of the year is selected? Selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. Each year Pantone’s color experts are being invited from all over the world to Pantone Institute, for 2-day top secret event. Behind closed doors experts will pick color of the year. It is worth mention, that chosen color must derived from “spirit of the era”. Experts are influenced by fashion, industry, art, travel, lifestyle, design, new technologies, materials etc. So, we can say that the color of the year does not create trends but rather – in a way – results from them.

Classic Blue have been announced as The Color of the Year 2020. According to Pantone’s experts Classic Blue “instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue shade highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” This color resembles a bit the sky at dusk, jeans or blueberries. Is graceful in its simplicity, plus brings a sense of peace to the human spirit, offering asylum.

In SMART FURNITURE and décor, we have prepared for you examples of comfy sofas and armchairs that will cozy up your living space with these moody blues.

If you want to warm up by the fireplace a dreamy mix will be soft blanket, cup of coffee or tea maybe but most of all a comfortable armchair.

Cupido armchair by Black Red White in “Amore 15 Blue” fabric will fit in. Its royalty and chic style will give an unexpected twist to your space. This 2nd group of fabric (1st group is basic and going up depending upon the manufacturer) is nice in touch and has very delicate pattern on its surface which you cannot see from a distance.

Our next proposition is another armchair but swivel one. Stylish Sorizo armchair from Gala Collezione in “Cashmere Ink Blue 025” fabric. Sorizo will provide warmth and will stand the test of time due to its classical look and modern solution like adjustable headrest.

Cashmere fabric is a 3rd group so:

  • it is very easy to clean and maintain
  • water cleaning only
  • has very goof pilling resistance
  • and very high abrasion resistance

You can add a sharp kick to your Sorizo armchair by ordering it in Italian genuine leather “Kalifornia Federica G-677”. This deep, reminiscent of the starry skies blue color will soothe your mind. Federica is closed, grain leather with a smooth, gentle feel. It is very soft and elastic and because of these properties it is less susceptible to wrinkling as well as folding during everyday usage.

Modular system Merida by Gala Collezione will look fresh against rustic interior. It is soft and springy so perfect for leisure. Bed and storage – these are additional pros which make this sectional even more attractive. From now on high-traffic areas will be more…crowded.

Below is our suggestion of fantastic materials which you can use when ordering Merida sectional, or any other sofa bed from Gala’s wide collection. These fabrics are aqua clean technology, durable, resistant to pilling and color fastness to light:

  • “Spirit 11” – gr. C+
  • “Indulge 02” – gr. C
  • “Warlock 21” – gr. C
  • “Mustang Velvet 971” – gr. C
  • “Baron 30” – gr. D

The Pantone Color Institute made its first choice of The Color of the Year in 2000 when announcing Cerulean Blue. Here we are presenting for you PAST COLORS OF THE YEAR:

2019 – Living Coral

2018 – Ultra Violet

2017 – Greenery

We hope we encouraged you to step into this blue and elegant world of calm and tranquility. Classic Blue is something worth considering when furnishing your living space. We totally have a blue crush! Do you?