Pantone announced that Classic Blue would be the color of 2020.
I like blue. It’s, perhaps, my favorite color. I have worn more blue clothes than any other color. But is it a good color at this point in time? To have the blues means one is sad or down. In German slang the words “Ich bin blau!”, I am blue, mean that I am drunk. I think a green color would have been more appropriate, considering everything that’s going on with the environment.
Likewise I wasn’t impressed with Pantone’s choice for this year, 2019, Living Coral:
In 2018, when coral reefs were bleaching at an alarming rate, the announcement seemed like a rather tone deaf idea.
Makes me wonder, how do they arrive at selecting the color of the year? In any case, they could do better, I think.