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We've got the Blues

Hello Art Lover

Whether you are an art collector or an art creator, this month’s blog/newsletter is all about “Colour”. Beautiful colour. Let’s take a look at the Colour of the Year and how it can be combined with partner colours to be used in the 2020 modern context.


2020 Pantone Colour of the Year.

Each year Pantone, that venerable purveyor of our colour knowledge, calibration and trends, announces a colour of the year.

This year, for 2020, they have looked high and low at world trends, politics, news trends, people, nature and all the things that they consider when they put their colour choices to the vote. And, if you haven’t already heard, they selected Classic Blue as their most desirable colour of the year. Perhaps an old and everyone’s favourite choice. The official number is Pantone 19-4052. And it looks like this (hoping your screen is calibrated correctly!). It is a slightly ultramarine and cerulean blue combination. A lovely velvety blue, with a bit of mystery, dependable and classic.

Classic Blue in Action

So with this lovely blue in mind, you have caught me creating a whole new collection of blue paintings. So far, I have created 5 new works on canvas, some small, some large. On top of that, I am having a lovely time working in these colourways using acrylic on paper. They include not only this lovely blue, but its partner colours in a few different colour ways including colours named “Honey” “Rhubarb” and “Mango”, from Pantone’s “Exotic” collection.