Pantone Color of the Year 2020

The Pantone Color Institute has just announced that its 2020 Color of the Year  PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a deep blue shade that’s at once comforting and relatable.

pantone-color-2020.jpg“The sky at dusk – it’s not a midnight blue, it’s thoughtful, but it’s not so deep and mysterious,” she said. “It speaks to our feelings of anticipation, when you think about the sky at dusk, the day isn’t over. You’re thinking, what’s ahead of us? It’s reassuring, but thought-provoking. It highlights our desire for this dependable, anchoring foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. We’re living in a time that requires trust and faith and confidence. We all see this blue sky and can relate to it, it’s approachable.”

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PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

This shade of blue is nostalgia yet modern, classic yet fresh, rich yet crisp, thoughtful yet still daring to look forward and take bold actions.  It is calm, confidence, trusty and noble.  This hue is both genderless and seasonless, making it both accessible and desirable, for people in all walks of life.

Here are some inspirations:

Alberta Ferretti - Runway - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020
Classic Blue in High Fashion
Off-White : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2019-2020
Genderless Classic Blue
Seascape detail at dusk
Calm
Illuminated camping tent under starry sky
Thoughtful and hopeful

We have featured this hue for one of our latest projects in Oct:

 

And in our Gift Guides 2019, we featured many deep blue-tone objects:

Marchesa Shades of Blue Serving Bowl by Lenox

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Ralph Lauren Mandarin-Blue Dinner Plate

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Wedgwood 5C10210222 5 Piece Place Setting, Renaissance Gold

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Wedgwood Anthemion Rim Soup Plate, 9″, Blue

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Wedgwood Sarah’s Garden Fine Earthenware 10 3/4-Inch Dinner Plates, Set of 4, Blue

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Colonial Candle Wedgwood 8 Inch Classic Dinner Candles

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KAF Home Chateau Easy-Care Cloth Dinner Napkins – Set of 12 Oversized (20 x 20 inches) – Navy Blue

Waterford Half & Half Azure Bowl

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Waterford W Flute Set of 2 Sky

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Wedgwood 2019 Baby’S First Christmas Blue Ornaments

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Wedgwood 2019 Holiday Ornaments The Christmas Sky at Night

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Waterford 2019 Times Square Replica Ball Ornament 4.6″

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Wedgwood 2019 Holiday Ornaments – Figural Christmas Tree

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Kinto – Aqua Culture Vase (Blue, Large)

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Kinto FOG Plate φ200mm Blue

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Jonathan Adler Men’s Full Dose Valet Tray, Blue/Gold, One Size

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Tom Dixon Men’s Large Water Candle, Blue, One Size

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SKAN D · NA VISK Skandinavisk HAV Scent Diffuser, 200 ml

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Blue Garden, 8.1 oz

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For the complete Holiday Gift Guides 2019 by KHK Designs,please click here:

 

If you are interested  in how we did our Home for Holidays and our interior design packages, please click here

 

Happy Wednesday

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5 Trends From Boutique Hotels to Home

Wouldn’t you agree with me If life is about to open curiosity of cabinetry, life will be more fun. I guess that might be the reason that I enjoy design career so much.

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I recently went to BD West —-a boutique hotel design show in the west coast to check out what’s new & trendy in hospitality design industry and also would like to get some fresh ideas that I am  able to apply for home or whatever the projects  in the future.

Here are some pretty cool trends I got from the show:

  1. It’s about luxury experiences:
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Luxury Experience #1—Comfy with a touch of luxury.  This black velvet upholstered club chair is light, stylish and super comfortable.  Love, love the sheen on the black velvet—such a luxury!

2. It’s about having fun:

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Luxury Experience #2—a fun atmosphere.   Duo chandeliers, the gourmet cocktails, the stylish bar setup and moody candles—these all set up a good mood for a chill-out  and cocktail party.  And similarly,  kitchen island area is also the most popular spot at home. So embrace some cool components and make this area a drama!

 

3. Play with patterns and forms

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Love love this black striped garden chair with this cute form.

4. Of course, Pantone color of the year 2019

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The more I look at Pantone color of the year 2019, the more I like it. It is fresh, warm and inviting. Of course the color here is a lighter version of Pantone Color of the year 2019. I love how their pair the color with brass and the artwork with a lot of black—it’s kind of cool. 

5. Last but not the least—-customization, customization and customization.

It’s good to know even in hospitality industry, owners try to develop their own brands and customize whatever possible.  It looks like nobody like cookie-cutters. And one of the things they do customization is using unique decor by hiring local artists.

Pantone’s Spring 2018 Top 12 Color Palette

It’s a fashion season.  Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. Read the details Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 7.44.48 AM

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Pantone Color of the Year 2016

For the first time, Pantone chose the blending of two shades—Rose Quartz and Serenity as the Pantone Color of the Year 2016. The two shades demonstrate calm, connection, relaxation, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. Here is our take on Color of the Year.