Dont feel Blue about Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020

Our poor blog has been a bit neglected this past year but 2020 will change all that and we will kick off the new year by introducing Pantone’s color of the year – Classic Blue.

Leatrice Eiseman – executive director of the Pantone Color Institute says …..

Pantone Color of the Year 2020, Leatrice Eiseman Quote.


On their website Pantone describes this years color, ‘A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.’

‘Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.
As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.’

Check out our ‘new products’ page to see all the lovely blue Miyuki rocailles we added to our range. We would love to see your designs, hopefully they will ‘chase the blues away’!

(Originally published January 16, 2020)

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