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Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year: Classic and Cozy for Promos


Each year, Pantone names a “color of the year,” which encapsulates the year’s trends, political state, emerging technology, and more – and this year was quite a year.

With an eye on new beginnings and an end to what, for many, was a crazy year, Pantone’s vice president, Laurie Pressman, said her team honed in on colors that provided a sense of familiarity, reassurance, and hope for the future. And where they landed? Pantone’s 2020 color of the year, 19-4052 Classic Blue.

As a serene, classic tone, this hue is super easy on the eyes and super familiar – the perfect shade to make us feel cozy and soothe any end-of-year uncertainties. And, with that goal in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our faves in this on-trend shade. Go peacefully into the new year with any one of them…

For Your Clients

Block-out any storms that 2020 may bring with this great pattern-changing umbrella. When the umbrella gets wet, blue raindrops appear on the top. Our customers love this item – and with an umbrella, you really can’t go wrong.

Another great option – promote the fact that you’re in the know by introducing Pantone’s 2020 color with a custom candy item (request all blue, to make your statement pop)

For the Earth

In 2019, we saw a huge emphasis on environmentally-friendly practices, sustainability, and the benefits of green living – trends that will surely trickle over into 2020 and hopefully into decades to come.

Reusable straws are perfect for reducing waste and keeping those plastic straws out of our oceans and landfills. Choose from six vibrant colors (our favorite is blue, of course), and tote them along to dinner or on a coffee date in their convenient carrying case.

If you want to take your eco-conscious practices even further, consider these Triple Insulated Wine Tumblers. Drinking wine and saving the world? Yes, PLEASE. Its triple-insulated design keeps any beverage hot for 12 hours and cold for 24, and its spill-resistant lid will ensure no beverage takes a tumble at your next party. Brand yours in the classic blue hue and sit back knowing recipients will be showcasing your company all season.

For the Office

Taking notes and writing task lists at work can be overwhelming – except when you’ve got a peaceful classic blue pen in hand. Give your employees, clients and friends the gift of tranquility this year with this a promotional pen. Extra points for one with a stylus or laser – double the function, double the fun (and increase the chances it will be their favorite).

Emphasize privacy with a webcam cover that fits most desktop computers, laptops, or TVs. Bonus: not only do they protect privacy, they also shield webcams from dust, dirt, and other damaging elements. Many available in a classic blue, they provide the ultimate peace of mind on every level.

On the Go

Let’s face it – if our phones die, we panic. Never run the risk of a dead battery with our powerbanks and chargers. Perfect for commuting, road trips, or even as a back-up during a power outage, this lithium-ion rechargeable power bank will always come to the rescue when your clients need a charge. Its space-conscious design also makes it convenient to take along in a purse, backpack, briefcase, or even your pocket!

So, as 2019 comes to a close and we go from Living Coral to Classic Blue, brand your business in Pantone’s color of the year knowing it will be a great one!

Looking for the perfect gift in the perfect color? Get in touch with our expert team to explore Classic Blue premiums – and more.

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Ideas For Using Pantone’s Color of the Year


After the year we’ve all had, it’s nice to take a break, take a breath and indulge in something a little more mellow. And that’s exactly why we’re loving this year’s Pantone Color of the Year, 16-1546 Living Coral, which the Pantone team describes as “humanizing” with “heartening qualities” that speak to our need for “human interaction and social connection.”

Ideas for Using Pantone's 2019 Color of the YearWe couldn’t agree more. Already we’ve been digging into this calm, cool, playful color – and, we admit, it’s definitely lightened the mood and helped curb some of the holiday chaos.

If you’re looking for that added optimism or, simply, a little respite from the craziness of the year and the season, look no further than Living Coral…

AT HOME

We’re all about a pop of color at home. Whether it’s a coral throw pillow, blanket or, even, an on-trend wall hanging (coral juju hats, anyone?), there are countless options for integrating this warm, friendly color into your space.

And if you want to take things even further? Check out the seven paint matches, all readily available at your local home, DIY or big box store. Add an accent wall, makeover a small space or bathroom or, simply, refinish a piece of furniture and you’ll instantly have a cool new addition to your space that’s fresh, upbeat and totally on trend.

IN YOUR GIFTING

Given how versatile and universal coral is, it’s no surprise some of our favorite gifts come in this dynamic color. Customize a set of Full-Color Ray-Ban Style Sunglasses and opt for any one (or more…) of the 15 colors available, including coral. Looking for something that will be used around the office? Our Full-Color Vibrant Retractable Gel Pens are perfect, available in 12 coral plus 11 other shades.

IN YOUR CLOSET

Teen Vogue: Celebrities Embracing The Color of the YearCoral has long been a popular go-to for fashionistas – and with good cause. Not only is it a rich, beautiful color, but it’s easy to wear, regardless of your style or skin tone. In fact, the Spring 2019 runways were packed with coral hues, including everything from gowns to camisoles to vacation-approved maxi dresses.

And if your budget isn’t runway-ready? Coral has increasingly trickled down to boutiques, department stores and mass retailers – we’re loving this pop of color in everything from cords to cardigans to hats, gloves and scarves.

That, though, is just the beginning. Now that Living Color has taken the top spot, it’s only a matter of time before accessories and wardrobe staples will be hitting the shelves in this must-have hue.

Looking for the perfect gift in the perfect color? Get in touch with our expert team to explore coral premiumsand more.