How To Incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year

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Just because this year hasn’t gone exactly how you planned doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate 2020 by incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue. According to Pantone, this year’s color is described as “instilling calm, confidence and connection” that “highlights our desire for dependence and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

Just like previous colors such as 2019’s “Living Coral” or 2018’s “Ultra Violet,” this timeless and elegant blue has made its way back into the latest beauty, fashion and home trends. Here are just a few ways to incorporate “Classic Blue” — even though you’re still stuck at home.

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Looking to start incorporating “Classic Blue” with a bang? Look no further, because Rihanna has got you covered with this Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick in the shade, “Go Deep,” from Fenty Beauty. Available at Sephora and Fenty Beauty, you’ll be the talk of your house — all for just $14.

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When it comes to nails, add just a little hint of this year’s color with OPI’s Pantone inspired polish, “Mi Casa Es Blue Casa.” Available at OPI for $13 and Ulta Beauty for $10.50, this “cheery blue hue” — which is a part of their “Mexico City” Spring 2020 collection — is an inexpensive way to add just a pop of “Pantone’s Color of the Year” to your everyday look.

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Missed a formal during quarantine? There’s no reason why you can’t get dressed up (for old times’ sake) with this dress from Aritzia. For $128, this satin slip dress, that has open-back, cowl neckline and adjustable straps, is the perfect way to incorporate this year’s “Classic Blue.” Grab your friends (metaphorically), head onto Zoom and have that formal that you missed out on — all while incorporating “Pantone’s Color of the Year.”

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With the end of spring in sight, summer is on the horizon — but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get chilly at night. Cozy up with this Lucky V-Neck Cropped Cardigan from Urban Outfitters. Pair this $49 ribbed knit sweater with your favorite go-to pair of sweatpants, leggings or jeans (if you miss getting dressed up) for a comfy look to hang around the house.

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Kick up your heels for these “Classic Blue” sneakers from Cariuma in collaboration with Pantone for their 2020 Color of the Year. Available in high-top and low-top styles, these $98 shoes are not only so cute, but they’re also sustainable! According to Cariuma, these shoes are designed to remind us to “remain thoughtful and evolve as we learn how to better our practices for the world in which we live.”

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Looking for something subtle? These agate coasters from Anthropologie are one of a kind pieces that will surely bring a pop of “Classic Blue” to your bedroom, living room or kitchen! For $14, mix and match a variety of these unique brass plated coasters all-around your home for a fun pop of “Pantone’s Color of the Year.”

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Tie-dye is back and better than ever. Therefore, tie-dye + “Pantone’s Color of the Year” = perfect match. Spruce up your space with this “Indigo Blue Tie Dye Delight Throw Pillow” from Society6. For $27.99, this trendy throw pillow is a fun way to redecorate your space while staying safe! If you’re looking for a fun DIY, try incorporating “Classic Blue” by tie-dying or bleaching decor you already own at home!

How are you embracing “Classic Blue” in 2020? Tweet us a picture at @VALLEYmag.



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