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Growing containers for 2020’s Classic Blue trend

A new decade comes with a new colour that instills calm, confidence and trust. The 2020 Pantone colour of the year is Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052), an enduring hue that, according to Pantone, highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

We’re on board with Classic Blue. Dependability, endurance and trust are traits that A.M.A. shares with this year’s deep blue hue.

“Classic Blue is a complimentary backdrop for a wide range of floral trends, from jewel-toned blooms to cool-coloured succulents and shade loving plants,” says Janan Alles, A.M.A.’s growing container expert. “As the horticulture market mirrors homeware trends, we’re also seeing an increasing interest in soft neutral tones, so this rich, deep blue is a perfect accent colour.

“Speaking personally,” she continues, “I just really love the colour blue. Sailing on Lake Erie is my hobby, so anything that invokes the water is good with me!”

Four containers that capture the deep ocean hue

A.M.A. offers a wide assortment of growing and decorative containers for commercial growers, garden centres, municipalities and institutions. Janan has curated a list of growing containers that can help you get on board with the Classic Blue trend.

Bamboo Planter Classic Blue

Bamboo Planter

From DCN

The Bamboo planter finish features a fine, fibre-like texture that gives the already vibrant colours more depth and richness while maintaining a natural feel. This planter comes in assorted colours and sizes, including the most stunning Classic Blue colour that’s perfect for this year’s trend. Made with lightweight, non-toxic thermoplastic, it is U.V. protected to resist fading and cracking from the sun. It’s built in water reservoirs promote healthy plants without the need for constant watering. Lead times are 4 to 6 weeks.

DecoTainer Classic Blue


From Van Krimpen

This is your classic, sturdy and reliable round growing container. And in blue, it also packs a playful punch. Made of lightweight material, the container features a lip for easy stacking and separation and lots of holes on the bottom ensure great drainage. The 7.5L container comes in bulk quantities (2,484/pallet); 6 to 8-week lead times apply.

Sabina Pot Classic Blue

Sabina Pot

From Epla by Desch

Attractive and functional, the Sabina Pot does it all. Home gardeners love it for its bold colour, natural shape, matte finish and durable design. Commercial growers love it for its sturdy material, large lip for easy stacking and separating, and drainage holes. The Sabina pot comes in a wide range of sizes and colours to fit every grower’s need. We currently stock the 20 cm container in Epla Blue. Lead times for other colours and sizes are 6 to 8-weeks.

Swing Pot Classic Blue

Swing Pot

From Aeroplas

The modern, high-gloss look of Aeroplas’s unique Swing Pot is perfect for people who are looking for something a little different. This sturdy pot is made by a thermoplastic injection mould manufacturing process and it features a convenient tag slot to keep plant information front and centre. Measuring 11 x 11 x 13 cm, we offer the Swing Pot in a variety of colours, including blue. 6 to 8-week lead times.

Thinking outside the box

In their announcement of the 2020 Colour of the Year, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, describes Classic Blue as a shade that “encourages us to look beyond the obvious and expand our thinking.”

Eiseman might just be talking about a colour here, but that sounds like a resolution for the year – and the decade – ahead. We’re all about innovative solutions that push boundaries and advance the horticulture industry. Our team at A.M.A. is here to help you think outside the box and discover unique solutions for your success, whatever that means to you.

Other palettes for Classic Blue

Wondering which florals and greens to pair with these Classic Blue growing containers? Take a look at the Pantone Classic Blue Palette Exploration Guide and discover colour harmonies that will help make your containers look their best.

A.M.A. carries a wide variety of high-quality containers in all shapes, sizes and colours. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our website? We regularly source products from our network of partners and sometimes we even develop brand new solutions. Call our expert Janan Alles for a solution that meets your needs.

Growing Containers Classic Blue A.M.A. Horticulture