Each December, the Pantone Color Institute selects a color that reflects current design, lifestyle, as well as other cultural barometers. This is known as the Pantone Color of the Year. It can be very influential in the design world! The 2020 selection is “Classic Blue,” and here’s the story behind it and why it’s a natural choice for your Florida home design.
Most of us are aware of how color affects us in everyday life. We have favorite colors we wear, favorite colors of vehicles we drive, and more. And of course, we have favorite colors in our homes and furnishings.
Open your closet, then take a visual inventory of your clothing. Even if you usually favor neutrals, those gray, beige, black and white apparel items are colors too. And guess what — those blue jeans are called blue for a reason.
Taking a step further, we all know people who are deliberate about color. They decorate their leisure spaces in the colors of their favorite sports team. Maybe they even insist on a certain color of toothbrush. And, not only do we enjoy wearing and living with favorite colors, but certain colors can positively and negatively affect our moods and emotions.
Let’s think positive! That’s why we’re excited about the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020.
What’s the Pantone Color Institute?
It’s the consulting branch of the New-Jersey-based Pantone. Their color research and formulations have set global standards for accuracy and identification since its 1963 founding.
In a nutshell: Pantone’s color naming and numbering systems ensure that the shade of red chosen by a designer for a T-shirt logo, is the same shade of red used by the company printing that logo.
The Pantone system is used worldwide for fashion, home and industrial design, and more. For instance, the Pantone system creates the colors for cosmetics as well as those colorful water bottles at your favorite sporting goods store.
The Pantone Color Institute selected its first “Color of the Year” in 2000.
“Classic Blue” is a natural for new custom Florida homes
The Florida peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Watery blue hues are everywhere. Using blue in the exterior or interior of your new Florida home is a great way to blend the structure with its natural setting.
Psychologically, blue is a timeless, and certainly tranquil shade. It often appears in restful spots like bedrooms and bathrooms, but it’s a favorite in living areas too. Accents of orange, gold, and traditional white can punch up or highlight classic blue.
Looking for “Classic Blue” inspiration? See our Egret VII model in the Colony at Twenty Mile at Nocatee, in Ponte Vedrea. Also, the Brooke model at Oakmont in Gainesville, the Atlantic model at Verona Oceanside in Ormond by the Sea.
Ready for your new custom Florida home? Talk to ICI Homes here.