Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Which Blue is Classic Blue?

Ocean is too blue.
Blueprint isn't dark enough.
Royal isn't deep enough.
Riviera is too bright.
Marine is again, too blue.
Prussian's too teal.
Regatta is ever so close. In fact, it is my Kona of choice.

Yup, after Rachel/@snippetsofsweetness kept up tradition and ordered us official Pantone Color of the Year swatches, I've been watching out for a good color match in fabric. Kona is always my first choice, and as I said above, after considering quite a few blues, Regatta was closest.

But then there's Lapis. From Paintbrush Studio, Painter's Palette Lapis is, in my limited research, the closest match to Pantone's Classic Blue. I did also consult with my RJR, American Made Brand, and Cotton Couture color cards, but nothing felt close enough to really consider. [read: order]

So there's a couple of really good options for you, if you're wanting to sew with Classic Blue. You can bet I plan to!

Have you found a Classic Blue for yourself? I'd love to hear about it!


  1. I'm so glad you spent the money, effort and time to blog about this! Only yesterday I was checking the Internet to see what everyone's using for Classic Blue. Another blogger said Kona Surf. But we're in agreement about Painter's Palette Lapis. Thanks ever so much!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to research it. I tend to start with Kona for color matching, too, because they offer so many options!

  3. Thanks for this! I'll probably get a little of both Kona Regatta and PP Lapis to try them both out. I tend towards Kona too, since there are so many colors and it's readily available to me.

  4. thank you for doing this for us. I'm off to order fabric! I consider you to be my enabler, hahaha

  5. Isn't it amazing that with so many colors offered by different companies that it is still hard to find just the right match?! And I LOVE working with Painter's Palette--such a nice hand.

  6. Thank you for sharing your results with us! Kona is always a good place to start and I just might have some Regatta on hand! We appreciate that you do this every year and share your results with us! What are you going to do with all those other gorgeous blues your ordered?!

  7. Thank you! All your effort makes it easier for me to shop. I love the lapis from PP. I also use lots and lots of Kona.

  8. Thanks, Debbie! I think it's my tradition to wait for the official word from you. 😄 Regatta it is!