Pantone Colour of The Year 2020 - Riverside Beads
Pantone COTY 2020 Blue

Pantone Colour of The Year 2020

Pantone have released next year’s colour of the year and it’s been named as ‘Classic Blue’.


The precise colour code for Pantone’s Classic Blue is 19-4052. So if you have any kind of design or photography software you should be able to find it in your colour palette on the computer. It’s a strong blue, almost navy but slightly deeper and richer in my opinion. Pantone say that it instils calmness and confidence and also ‘highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era’. 

This colour will definitely crop up across the creative world from beads to accent wall shades. Bold colours like this look great in the form of statement furniture, like velvet armchairs or sofas. Plus, imagine that gorgeous blue colour painted on a lovely old cabinet with a waxed wooden top. 


Here at Riverside Beads we have lots of goodies to play with when it comes to the not-so-moody blues. You can find lots to choose from in our Market Deeping store or by looking online here. We search far and wide for our beads and always want to bring the very best and most up to date colours for our customers. My favourite at the moment are 4mm Classic Blue pearls. They are used in one of the designs from the latest book written by Riverside’s owner Donna McKean Smith, all about Kumihimo. The blue pearls are teamed with crystals and woven to form this stunning bracelet. To find out more just click here.

If you have a penchant for semi-precious stone beading then you’ll love these new colour trends. There’s a bounty of blue-green magic out there to play with. Here’s just a few of my top precious picks:

Azurite drusy crystal – Dark blue in colour.
Lapis lazuli – The blue lapis used to be more precious than gold in ancient times.
Kyanite – Very dark blue, quite rich in colour.
Zircon – These can actually be found in very dark blue translucent colours. 
Chrysocolla – A dark greeny-blue stone, veiny and organic looking.
Spinel – More of a violet blue.
Fluorite – Blue fluorite is very rare.
Tourmaline – The blue version of this is also very rare, people will be more familiar with the green type I think.
Hawk’s Eye – Blue-grey/blue-green colour.
Paraiba Tourmaline – Another rare one, said to be so shiny that you can see it in the dark!
Sapphire – Last but not least and probably the most famous, and most expensive, blue stone of all time.

On the topic of all-things blue it would be remiss to not mention our fabulous ‘Loraine’ flower angel earrings, sparkle spacer ‘Molly’ angel, pearl ‘Jayne’ angel and lucite ‘Donna’ angel. Available by clicking here.'Loraine' Flower Angel Charm Kit - Riverside Beads






We hope this blog gave you some inspiration for how you can use the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 in your beading or home decor projects.

Shopping Basket
Scroll to Top