Pantone's Color of the Year is going to make your next manicure choice easy.

By Claudia Fisher
Updated Dec 05, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
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Yesterday, Pantone revealed its 2020 Color of the Year, and it’s had us humming Eiffel 65 ever since. If you’re not familiar with the one-hit wonder “Blue Da Ba Dee” (did you block out 1999 completely?), the Color of the Year is, in fact, Classic Blue.

Pantone described its selection as “a timeless and enduring blue hue, timeless in its simplicity.”

With the announcement, the predictions for next year’s biggest trends are now painted in a different light (or color). We know classic blue is going to be everywhere from kitchen appliances to luggage to hair hues to clothes — and, of course, nails.

The right shade of blue can be soothing, sultry, mysterious, dreamy, or any of those combined. Darker tones are already popular choices for manicures as we head into cooler temperatures and darker nights, so the timing of the news couldn’t be any more apt for your fall and winter nail looks.

Sally Hansen Tidal Wave Miracle Gel

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Shop now: $7 (Originally $10); amazon.com

At Pantone’s color reveal celebration last night, the company created an immersive experience to show the many sides of Classic Blue beyond its appearance, with a scent evoking “where sky and sea meet,” a taste of “flowering vines,” the sound of “vivid nostalgia,” and a “soft velvety texture” feel, according to CNN.

To pick up the multi-sensory vibes Pantone is putting down, shop our favorite blue shades below from OPI, Essie, Zoya, and more.

OPI Bumpy Road Ahead

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Shop now: $11; amazon.com

OPI Chopstix and Stones

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Shop now: $11; ulta.com

OPI Eurso..Euro

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Shop now: $8; walmart.com

Essie Wild Card (Online Only)

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Shop now: $9; ulta.com

Essie Butler Please

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Shop now: $8 (Originally $9); amazon.com

Burberry Beauty Imperial Blue No.429

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Shop now: $23; net-a-porter.com

Zoya Sailor

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Shop now: $10; amazon.com

Zoya Dream

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Shop now: $10; amazon.com

Deborah Lippmann Shallow

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Shop now: $17 (Originally $20); nordstrom.com

Christian Louboutin Wherever

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Shop now: $50; neimanmarcus.com