As a provider of professional language standards and digital solutions, Pantone colors are used throughout every industry by brands and manufacturers. The color of the year is selected by Pantone Color Institute color experts looking at influences from all parts of life and the world.

“As we enter a new decade, Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue, provides a calming anchor for people seeking comfort and stability in the spaces that surround us,” says Renee Hytry Derrington, global design lead at Formica Corporation. “Classic Blue is a bold, boundless hue that works in just about every commercial space as a neutral or a feature color.”