A new year, a new colour for clothing options! Part of the job at Love U Designs includes paying attention to the latest colour trends and offering that kind of reflection in the convertible dresses we offer to our customers. Of course, Pantone is one of the leading colour companies in the world, so this article is focused on them.
Their 2020 Colour of the Year was officially released on December 5, 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited to examine it! Let’s take a look at Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 and see what it means for future convertible dresses and fashion altogether.
A Quick Recap on Last Year’s Colour
2019 was the colour of Living Coral. It was a year of expressing our yearning to be authentic despite the advancements of technology; to break away momentarily from social media and truly embrace what’s living right in front of us. Some would argue this is a naive way to look at life, but for many others it’s a refreshing reminder to live in the present. The colour Living Coral was chosen to reflect that vivacity and desire, from clothing to graphic design.
If you’re still scratching your head about this, we wrote a full-length blog post about it if you need a refresher!
What Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year Means
2020 is the year of Classic Blue. This is the colour that, according to Pantone, is meant for “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection”. At the same time, Classic Blue “highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”
So, what does this mean for fashion and colour choices? Simple: blue is a universal colour. Its shades may vary, but as technology and our own society advances, we find ourselves trying to find our footing and stability in an ever-changing world. That’s why the colour of choice this year is one that is simple, elegant, and most of all reliable. Blue can be a colour, and it can be a neutral—it’s both versatile and stable, evoking beautiful and classic imagery such as the evening sky. We are more confident as we head towards a brand new year and an entirely new decade. Classic Blue is full of both promise and reflection, making it an excellent choice for this year’s Colour of the Year.
Not only has Pantone released their Colour of the Year, but also they revealed back in November 2019 the most likely colours you will see in fashion for spring and summer 2020:
- Flame Scarlet.
- Biscay Green.
- Faded Denim.
- Orange Peel.
- Mosaic Blue.
- Coral Pink.
- Cinnamon Stick.
- Grape Compote.
For classics (i.e. neutrals), these were the most popular choices:
- Navy Blazer.
- Brilliant White.
Make Your Colours and Style Your Own
Just because we are looking at Pantone does not mean they are the final word on colours of 2020—as we’ve mentioned several times in our blog before, the final dress colour choices are really up to you and how you want to approach this brand new year and decade. There are so many possibilities that await us in fashion and colours—in fact, we have a brand new colour called Lagoon! We can’t to share this year’s new prints and colours for our wrap dresses with you.
Send us your thoughts! What do you think of Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020? Do you care? Do you prefer other colours? Do you not care? We’d love to hear from you regardless. You can send Emily a message and also feel free to browse through our online shop of convertible dresses for even more great colour and print options! Who knows, you may find a dress and colour that will never let you look out of style!
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