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Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue – A Color the World Needs Now

Pantone Color of the Year – Classic Blue

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Founded in 1963, Pantone Color Institute is the global industry leader in color. Pantone produces color matching system and palette, trend forecasts and reports. Using their color expertise, Pantone also collaborate and work with brand partners in their product development. Designers and product experts in the world look to Pantone for color inspiration and guidance.

Pantone announces its first ever color of the year in 1999. Since then, every year, the creative and design world will eagerly predict and anticipate the color of the year. The color of the year for 2020 selected by Pantone was Classic Blue.

“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.” – Pantone

The Year 2020 – A Grim Start to the Year

At the end of the year 2019, we look to the year 2020 with much hope and anticipation. No one could have foreseen the year 2020 to unfold in a manner as it did today.

The year 2020 started with the Australian bushfire which killed an estimated of 1 billion animals. Then, the world was hit by the news of a virus outbreak in China that soon turned in to a global pandemic. As at 28 March 2020, the Covid-19 virus has more than 560,000 infections and has killed more than 25,000 people worldwide. The global stock market crash in late February, with global stocks seeing a decline of at least 25% as a result of the virus spreading globally paralyzing economic activities. This pandemic is one of the worst episode we have witnessed in our generation, with effects not only on the economy, but also psychologically as people feel anxious, depressed and worry about their health, safety and livelihood.

Classic Blue – A Color the World Needs


The world has endured many deadly pandemics, wars and natural disasters.

There is nothing as reassuring as nature. Mother nature have lasted for as long as humans existed, and we can depend on it to continue on long after we have left this world. The sun, oblivious to the world’s happening continue to rise each day as the dawn breaks in to the bright blue sky. The rhythm of the nature goes on its own pace, unperturbed and constant. The nature is the most dependable and reassuring thing we look to in times of uncertainty.

Classic blue is the color of the blue sky at dusk. It is a strong color that brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit. In times of turmoil and great distress, we can look to the blue sky and the blue ocean for its calming and reassuring qualities.

Classic Blue in Floral Designs

Pantone color of the year has influenced the trends in floral designs and wedding decorations for years. Early this year in January, we came up with a flower design inspired by the color of the year 2020, Classic Blue.

The design uses the color palette of white, light blue, pink, lilac, classic blue and ash green.

The color we used in our design is reminiscent of the sun rise and the morning sky with a shade of blue, lilac and pink.

We named this design ‘A New Day’ to signify the start of a new year and era.

Previously, we have also similarly came up with a blue themed design named Ocean Day in conjunction with the Ocean Day that falls in June.

There are other beautiful Classic Blue floral designs from other florists that we love.

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剛剛的情人節,你是怎樣渡過的? 作為一位花藝師,當然是在黑眼圈和一頭煙中忙碌;但在今年度收到的第一張訂單是早在新年前,一位遠在國外、陳健文教授的舊生拜託我給陳太的一點心意,讓她在丈夫不在身邊的日子感受到一點溫暖。 過往幾年來的情人節,大部份人都會訂花給另一半。也有人會訂給自己,送給單身好友的亦不乏,也有非常孝順的客人會代父親送花給媽媽。 然而,今年很多人都沒有忘記在獄中的手足,有人念記因政治迫害而被分隔了的手足和其伴侶;昨晚,也有人去到荔枝角收押所聲援,手舉著「手足我愛你」。 . . 是次的情人節,收到另一個特別的訂單,主題是「在抗爭的風雨中抱緊你」。 . 在眾多的訂單中,只有一束是奇怪的,完全沒有節日喜感,也不乎合收花人的喜好(其實不知道收花人喜歡甚麼哈哈),就只是主題設計的情人節花束。我相信送花和收花的這一對亂世情侶,也是用自己的方式來渡過這最壞時代中的情人節。 無論是單身熱戀還是共偕白首,只要你是有情人,這一個節日都在提醒著,去關心和記得去愛你在乎的人,哪一種方式是其次,更重要的是你有沒有這一顆心。 今天,依舊有人在悼念梁義士離世8個月;還押了182天最後被判罰款二千的手足堅定地不移地告訴法官再遇上同一境況亦不改初衷。無論時代怎樣變遷,願我們都繼續以愛走下去。 各位有情人,要一世平安呀,我愛大家。 #floralflowerist #floral#flower#vscocam#wedding #bespoke#flowers #floraldesign#floristhk#hkflorist#hongkongflorists #florist#Flowerdesign #hkflorist#flowerstagram #contemporary#modern  #floristry#rustic #bouquet #floralarrangement #valentinesday #valentinesgift#情人節 #情人節花束

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Classic Blue – A Color of Hope and Tranquility


As we navigate through this trying and challenging time, take a look at the natural blue sky and ocean. The future is unknown and uncertain, but the nature is everlasting.

When all of this is over, go talk to the person you like, go meet that old friend you didn’t see for a long time and go do the things you always wanted to do.

If we make it through, live every day like it’s a gift. Love and appreciate the people around us. Don’t forget to also love yourself more. Live life and leave no regrets behind.

Written by: Kyle