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Pantone Colour of the Year 2020: Royals wearing Classic Blue, from Kate Middleton to Meghan Markle, Princess Diana & More

Classic Blue is very regal, don't you think?

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Leanne Bayley
Director of Lifestyle & Commerce
December 5, 2019
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The Pantone Color of the Year 2020 has been announced, and it's Pantone 19-4502 Classic Blue! Classic Blue symbolises protection, stability, peace, and confidence, as well as encouraging deep thinking, open mindfulness, and communication. We think there's a regal look about the hue as well, which is why we've delved through the archives to find our favourite royals wearing a 'Classic Blue'. Keep scrolling to see Kate Middleton, Meghan Marke, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and a stunning retro photo of Princess Diana, who also stepped out in the shade.

LOOK BACK: Members of the royal family looking chic Pantone’s Colour of the year for 2019

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Kate Middleton wearing Classic Blue

For the first time ever, Pantone has debuted a unique multisensory approach that includes not just the sight of the Color of the Year, but also the taste, texture, scent and sound of the Colour of the Year - how very modern. To bring the colour of Classic Blue to life, Pantone partnered with Firmenich, AudioUX, LANDR, and The Inside to provide a multi-sensory experience that describes the Colour of the Year.

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Meghan Markle wearing Classic Blue

According to the findings, the sight of the Colour of the Year 2020 is in our psyches as a restful colour; Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge.

SEE MORE PHOTOS: Royals looking beautiful in blue! From Duchess Kate and Meghan to the Countess of Wessex

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Autumn Phillips wearing Classic Blue

The sound of Classic Blue, Vivid Nostalgia, is nostalgic and takes us to a place that is comforting and familiar.

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Queen Letizia wearing Classic Blue

The texture of the Colour of the Year 2020 translates into a soft, velvety texture, further emphasising the calming quality of the colour.

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Princess Beatrice wearing Classic Blue

As calming as it is, it also elicits feelings of empowerment to expand the mind and build a foundation for the future.

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Princess Diana wearing Classic Blue

The taste of the colour is described as gentle and elegant and explores the idea of maturing through ripening.

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Princess Eugenie wearing Classic Blue

The scent of the colour involves contemplation and a feeling of optimism for the future, with notes of blue water and sea salt lifted by airy sky.

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The Queen wearing Classic Blue

The shade has been described as a reflective blue tone. And Classic Blue fosters resilience.

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Sarah Ferguson wearing Classic Blue

Laurie Pressman, the Vice President of the Pantone Colour Institute, said: "The Pantone Colour of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in colour and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a colour that reflects what individuals feel they need that colour can hope to answer."

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The Countess of Wessex wearing Classic Blue

Classic Blue is also described as genderless and is the perfect foundational anchor shade, as well as making a strong statement on its own.

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