The complexity of the modern world is pushing many people towards simpler choices in their lives. Computers, the internet, and the daily hustle and bustle of work and home life all need something to counterbalance their confusing influence. Perhaps this is why Classic Blue has been chosen as the color of the year for 2020.
Pantone has been picking colors that influence fashion for over twenty years, and they know what they are talking about. They examine influences from around the world to predict which color will reign dominant in the coming year. To arrive at Classic Blue, their color experts at the Pantone Color Institute looked at films and other forms of entertainment that are due to release in 2020. They examined art and design work that is in the process of becoming popular. They considered popular travel destinations and many other influences that are coming into vogue.
Their choice of Classic Blue was based on the dominant color in all the fields that influence fashion. The aim is to give fashion designers a head start on the color they will need to focus on in the coming year for their fashion creations. By choosing this color as the theme for their work, designers are able to craft fashion pieces that utilize Classic Blue in interesting and unique ways. They can craft their fashion creations so that they complement the color and make use of its simple beauty.
The choice of this color may have an interesting influence on both the materials used in fashion and the apparel constructed from those materials. Classic Blue works with a variety of simple and solid materials, such as denim and dyed leather. As a result, these materials may see heavier use over the next year, along with apparel that works with them. Wispier types of fabric tend to only work with pastel color shades, so these materials may not be as dominant.
Classic Blue is a simple color that brings to mind the early morning sky and deep ocean water. It’s a solid and reliable color and the fashion creations made using it are likely to emulate those qualities. Classic Blue is a simple color for a time that needs more simplicity to add balance to people’s lives.