Around the World with Pantone's Classic Blue

Calming, reassuring and confident this is the Colour of the Year 2020, in pictures
Victoria crowned pigeon, New Guinea
Victoria crowned pigeon, New Guinea

With the new decade just 25 days away, Pantone has announced its defining colour for 2020&mdasha serene shade called Classic Blue. The company is known for selecting this annual colour based on the emotions and sociopolitical context of the times, and this timeless hue is meant to signify &ldquocalm, confidence, and connection&rdquo as we leave behind a troubling year in hopes of a more stable tomorrow. Pantone&rsquos very first colour of the year in 1999 was Cerulean Blue, and 2020&rsquos winner comes full circle as a polished, &lsquogrown-up&rsquo version of that youthful tint.

As Classic Blue becomes the colour du jour&mdashpopping up in interiors, fashion, beauty and food&mdashwe couldn&rsquot help but admire the many travel photographers who have paid homage to this stunning shade. Below is a selection of some of our favourite pictures spanning landscapes, people and wildlife from across the globe

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