Finding inspiration from the Pantone colours is one way for the designers and event agencies to produce fresh, unique and memorable events.
In 2018, we embraced “Ultra Violet”, a complex blue-based purple shade with connotations of individuality and inventiveness. 2019 introduced “Living Coral”, a softer peachy orange shade with gold undertones, expressing optimism and a connection to nature. This year’s colour is a more reassuring and calmer choice than the previous years.
Introducing 2020’s Pantone Colour of the Year: 19-4052 Classic Blue
Pantone Colour “Classic Blue” is a timeless, soothing shade evoking the night sky just at the moment of dusk – a versatile shade that is calm yet striking; simple yet elegant.
It is the shade of the Dubai Creek at its deepest points, the colour of the horizon just at the point that the desert meets the sky. It’s as ordinary and basic as blueberries and blue jeans but as magical and unexpected as blue butterflies and blue jays.
A Splash of Blue: Integrating Pantone’s 2020 Colour in Your Events
Pantone Colour 19-4052 is a relatively dark, vivid shade that should be used with care as it can be overwhelming. Harmony and balance between this colour and the other elements in the setting is the key. It can enhance sumptuous formal occasions, or add sobriety and class to a professional setting. It can be used with virtually any other colour combination, whether it’s soft pastels or dramatic blacks or whites or muted monochromes.
How to Use Pantone 2020 Colour of the Year to Boost Your Events?
Anchor Elements: Feature Walls, Signage & Displays
Paint feature walls with this eye-catching tone or use it as the base colour in your palette for an exhibition stand, reception counter or for signage or display units. It’s highly visible, making it suitable either as the font colour, or the solid background for signs.
- Big & Bold: Statement Pieces
Make a bold statement using it in larger pieces to focus attention and set the scene. Think of a luxurious velvet covered sofa, or our Round Ottoman.
Other examples include our Bonnie Armchair Royal Blue paired with a Gatsby table for a contemporary and confident meeting
- Rest & Relaxation: Receptions, Lounges & VIP areas
Think about Rattan furniture with blue upholstery – they can match with any furniture style and mood both indoors and outside. A big chair like our Oslo Scandinavian chair plump and personable in a blue-green shade can dominate a space, all dolled up with patterned cushions and textured throws. Build up a scene by using this Pantone Colour to set off sleeker pieces like our VIP Seater Sofa in black or white – draped with a blue throw, or scattered with solid or patterned cushions.
Fine Dining: Table settings, & linens
Create a sensation by replacing the classic white tablecloth with Classic Blue or keep the tablecloth and add blue napkins. Transform the traditional shape of our Chivari Chair Gold or Silver – by upholstering the seat in this dramatic shade for gala events, top-flight weddings and banquets. Be careful about overdoing the blue so pick one element to highlight, like using romantic candles for intimate lighting, glasses, glass vases, all in the shade or white china with subtle blue accents.
Powerful Lighting & Fixtures
Classic blue is a natural for uplighting in concerts, gigs and company events. For mood lighting or track lighting in blue, use it with restraint to achieve a powerful impact. For fixtures, lush draping and curtains in velvet or with beading can create a sense of extravagance.
Don’t forget the flooring and carpeting. Imagine replacing the traditional red carpet with a blue as an entrance.
Feeling Blue: Accessories
Accessories are where you can go wild with Classic Blue. Use pieces that include this tone such as artwork, throws, cushions, vases, side lamps, and any décor you can think of. Counterpose shapes, angular and organic, curved and straight; play with patterns like geometric, batik, striped or floral.
True-Blue: We’re here for you!
Finding inventive ways to integrate this bold tone into your events will keep you stylish and contemporary. Realise your unique design vision by creating bespoke accessories and customising furniture and fittings to suit each event.
As a full-service events contractor, we do everything to help our clients, designers, stylists and event agencies, to achieve their creative vision. Get in touch today to see how we can help you seamlessly integrate “Classic Blue” into all your events in a unique and delightful way.
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