2019 was the end of a decade but the start of an age. As we enter a new era, we take to heart all the breakdowns and breakthroughs of the past and come out stronger and wiser – ready to take on the new year with a new set of goals but with the same heart that yearns for dependability and reassurance.

PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 from Pantone on Vimeo.

For the year 2020, Pantone goes back to the classic. Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, the number one color authority names Classic Blue as the Color of the Year. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.”

As timeless and quiet as it is, the hue blue does not rest unmoving. It provokes our subconscious minds to think, to crave for more, to see past the superficial. “Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication,” she added.

Dive Into the Deep Blue

Coming from the energetic and life-affirming hue of the Living Coral, we now gravitate towards the beauty in stillness.

Dive into the deep blue

Known as the calmest color, Classic Blue brings forth a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit. The sensation it brings comes as a surprise to some, though, since it is a color we are so used to having around us. From the sky to the oceans, we are surrounded by different hues of blue. That, according to Pantone, is the main idea. To have a color that stands out while also being familiar, reassuring us that one can depend on it no matter the situation.

Get the Boysen Closest Color Match

Inspire yourself with the mood boards below and maybe start deciding if you want to splash your walls with the Pantone color of the year. (I say, grab your brush and paint away!)

Boysen Closest Color Match

Boysen Closest Color Match Boysen Closest Color Match

Revisit the previous colors of the year and take this quiz to know which one fits you the best. Watch out for Boysen’s very own Color Trend 2020, subscribe to this blog or follow Boysen Paints Philippines on Facebook for updates.


Jess is a copywriter who brushes up on her paint knowledge daily. Together with Boysen professionals, she makes the technical stuff easier to digest. When she’s not writing, she searches the internet for the latest dessert bar.

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