Case Study
Sound of the Color of the Year 

Sound of the Color of the Year

Experiential, Branded Music
Audio UX® partnered with Pantone to create the first ever Sound of the Color of the Year.

The Story

Beginning with the release of Cerulean Blue in 2000, Pantone has consistently released a unique Color of the Year. To celebrate the twenty-first anniversary, Pantone created a multi-sensory exploration—sound included.Various Pantone color swatches.

The Sound of Classic Blue

Audio UX® partnered with  and Pantone to create the first ever Sound of the Color of the Year. The sound of  builds on the timelessness and enduring nature of the color, becoming something extraordinary. As our hearts call for a nostalgic song that takes us to a place of comfort and familiarity, CLASSIC BLUE is a foundation of tranquility from which to build.

Vivid Nostalgia

The concept of VIVID NOSTALGIA showcases the creative musicality possible with the official Pantone Classic Blue Sample pack, available via LANDR. This aural embodiment of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue utilizes traditional instruments treated in innovative ways, bridging the gap between past and present.

Official Sample Pack

Audio UX® collaborated with LANDR on the official Classic Blue 19-4052 Sample Pack. Each sample aims to serve as inspiration for musicians across the world to create, remix, and immerse themselves in the world of color.
Knots Vocal
Chained Cello
Halcyon Pads
Panacea Keys
Pantone official visual logo.

Ask Alexa

Just say, "" to relive the reveal event ambiance, or to hear it for the first time. The full multi-channel audio experience has been mixed down and is exclusively available to stream via the skill.

Featured Press

Read more about the first-ever Sound of the Color of the Year from and .Official Pantone Classic Blue banner.


Pantone Classic Blue product imagery.
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