The Color of the Year

2020 was an extraordinary year. A classic blue year, to be exact. For 2020, the Pantone Color Institute selected Classic Blue as the Color of the Year. This shade inspires calm and confidence in a year that needed just that, and it is a major source of inspiration. LUMAS is proud to present a selection of artworks that springboard from Classic Blue and follow the cultural Zeitgeist. Get inspired!

Classic Blue in Nature

The color of the year appears in many varieties in nature. There is the classic blue of the sky and the sea, as well as the luminous butterfly found in Heiko Hellwig’s art. It can be found in summer and winter, in the tropics, or in Siberia. The artworks below are an invitation to dream: swim with a whale or a polar bear through crystal clear waters, traverse vast landscapes and enjoy the heavenly views. Blue will be with you throughout the whole experience.

Simply Brilliant

Anton Sparx’s diamond “Hope” is especially stylish and elegant. This lenticular artwork uses tiny prisms to create the impression the diamond is glittering, showing off every nuance of the color. As the viewing angle changes, so does the image itself, moving and glittering right before your eyes. A world-famous diamond in a classic shade of blue – a winning combination!

Atmospheric Portraits

In these portraits, you won’t find the melancholy mood so commonly associated with the color blue. In our selection, the color of the year gives the subjects a special allure and sensuality. They are strong and self-confident like the color itself.

What the Color Experts Say

The color of the year is, as its name suggests, classic. It emanates calm and confidence, offering reassurance about changes that are yet to come. That is how the experts at the Pantone Color Institute have characterized this dependable hue. In this color, they recognize a connection to tranquility, and a challenge to expand our horizons. Classic blue maintains a successful balancing act between tradition and modernity. The Pantone Color of the Year is in tune with the spirit of the times, and it is a major inspiration in the creative process. At LUMAS, we have been deeply interested in this color and have put together a special selection of artworks for you. Like the color of the year, these works of art exhibit the same mood, the same confidence of classic blue.

 Curated blue artworks: NYKU 8406464 by Thomas Eigel
NYKU 8406464
Thomas Eigel
$ 999
 Curated blue artworks: Brienzersee by Rafael Graf
Rafael Graf
$ 199
 Curated blue artworks: Azimuth by Christopher Martin
Christopher Martin
from $ 1,399 to $ 2,490
 Curated blue artworks: hidden ocean 4 Narcomedusa by Kevin Raskoff
hidden ocean 4 Narcomedusa
Kevin Raskoff
$ 499
 Curated blue artworks: Palouse by Benjamin Everett
Benjamin Everett
from $ 449 to $ 1,299
 Curated blue artworks: SALT II by Tom Hegen
Tom Hegen
from $ 849 to $ 2,190
 Curated blue artworks: Killing Time II by Lucia Giacani | Trunk Archive
Killing Time II
Lucia Giacani | Trunk Archive
from $ 949 to $ 1,599
 Curated blue artworks: Pacific Ocean Kashima, Japan by David Burdeny
Pacific Ocean Kashima, Japan
David Burdeny
$ 3,990
 Curated blue artworks: Irene's Wave by Matthew Cusick
Irene's Wave
Matthew Cusick
from $ 799 to $ 2,390
 Curated blue artworks: Like a Breath in Light #1 by Marja Pirilä
Like a Breath in Light #1
Marja Pirilä
$ 1,399
 Curated blue artworks: Holocene by Ray Collins
Ray Collins
from $ 799 to $ 2,190
 Curated blue artworks: Coloured Campbell's Soup Teal by Andy Warhol
Coloured Campbell's Soup Teal
Andy Warhol
$ 260
 Curated blue artworks: Wave 3120 by Douglas Busch
Wave 3120
Douglas Busch
from $ 499 to $ 1,199
 Curated blue artworks: Belisama  by Christopher Martin
Christopher Martin
from $ 1,199 to $ 2,190
 Curated blue artworks: Deep Blue by Beatrice Hug
Deep Blue
Beatrice Hug
from $ 899 to $ 1,799
 Curated blue artworks: Segelboot by Peter Von Felbert
Peter Von Felbert
 Curated blue artworks: Mercury Monterey, 1953 by Thomas Meinicke
Mercury Monterey, 1953
Thomas Meinicke
$ 599
 Curated blue artworks: 37°6`31.44‘‘N 8°31’46.24‘‘W by Wolfgang Uhlig
37°6`31.44‘‘N 8°31’46.24‘‘W
Wolfgang Uhlig
from $ 999 to $ 1,699
 Curated blue artworks: Anglesey by Josh Von Staudach
Josh Von Staudach
from $ 699 to $ 1,699
 Curated blue artworks: Spinner Dolphin, Stenella Iongirostris, Hawaii by David Fleetham
Spinner Dolphin, Stenella Iongirostris, Hawaii
David Fleetham
from $ 949 to $ 2,390
 Curated blue artworks: Prada Marfa 7:04AM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 7:04AM
Adam Mørk
from $ 299 to $ 1,299
 Curated blue artworks: Big Tank V by Hiepler & Brunier
Big Tank V
Hiepler & Brunier
from $ 649 to $ 2,990
 Curated blue artworks: Beluga Whales, Delphinapterus leucas, Canada by David Fleetham
Beluga Whales, Delphinapterus leucas, Canada
David Fleetham
from $ 949 to $ 2,390
 Curated blue artworks: Still life with Yves Klein Blue by Guy Diehl
Still life with Yves Klein Blue
Guy Diehl
$ 5,690
 Curated blue artworks: Pool No. 1 by Jean-pierre Kunkel
Pool No. 1
Jean-pierre Kunkel
from $ 849 to $ 1,499
 Curated blue artworks: Intersections 22 by Alessandro Puccinelli
Intersections 22
Alessandro Puccinelli
$ 1,299
 Curated blue artworks: Havana Riviera by Werner Pawlok
Havana Riviera
Werner Pawlok
$ 239
 Curated blue artworks: Our Dubai by Charis Tsevis
Our Dubai
Charis Tsevis
from $ 949 to $ 1,999
 Curated blue artworks: Istanbul, Eyup I by Murat Germen
Istanbul, Eyup I
Murat Germen
from $ 1,099 to $ 2,190
 Curated blue artworks: #12 by Serge Hamad
Serge Hamad
from $ 899 to $ 1,299
 Curated blue artworks: Blue Black Porcelain 03 by Dallae Bae
Blue Black Porcelain 03
Dallae Bae
from $ 349 to $ 849
 Curated blue artworks: Pool by Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
from $ 1,049 to $ 2,190