Check Out the Color of the Year

Check Out the Color of the Year

Each year, the Pantone Color Institute names a trending Color of the Year, which helps inform numerous industries and designs. At The Shutter Guy serving Charleston, we love finding out about each year’s new color and helping our customers add it to their homes. Read on to get an introduction to the 2020 Color of the Year!

Why Do We Need Forecasted Colors?

All industries that produce a product for fashion, home furnishings, hospitality, and automotive follow forecasted trends. The forecasted colors start in fashion and then move to home furnishings, hospitality, and finally automotive. Each industry takes the forecasted color direction and adjusts it to their area and products. Warmer-climate colors may be lighter, and cooler-climate colors may be a bit darker than the actual forecasted color.

About the Process

Pantone’s color of the year often sets the stage for trends in fashion, window treatments, wall coverings, and interior design. Selecting the Color of the Year takes approximately nine months. The staff at PANTONE explores a variety of industries to collect what they refer to as “proof points.” They review the latest from the auto industry, designer runways, and interior decorating showcases. Once they identify the trends, they narrow down the choices.

This Year’s Color Is a Classic

Last year’s color was Living Coral, and the year before that, the color was Ultra Violet. This year’s, however, is a true classic: Classic Blue. It brings us full circle to the first Color of the Year, Cerulean Blue, which was chosen in 1999, right as we were gripped with fears of Y2K. Just as it was then, blue seems to be a fitting color to help balance the instability in the world today. Classic Blue offers the confidence, reassurance, and connection that people are searching for.

Add Classic Blue to Your Home

You can add a lot of color for a dramatic look or a little color to simply brighten up your room. One way to add it through window treatments. Hunter Douglas offers numerous options. For example, you could find it in Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Designer Banded Shades, Design Studio Draperies and Drapery Panels, Solera® Soft Shades, or Modern Precious® Metals aluminum blinds. Speak with one of our consultants to find the right option for your home.

Adding the Color of the Year in the Charleston, SC area

The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.

We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.”

Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.

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