Published Date January 13, 2020
PANTONE® recently released its Color of the Year for 2020, and we are ALL ABOUT IT. Chosen for the sense of calm, confidence and connection it evokes, Classic Blue is the perfect color to kick off a new decade of tie dye! Sure, sometimes we're more into a rainbow of shades all in one (that's the beauty of tie dye, after all), but other times we like to keep it simple with a cool hue that still makes a statement. For a fresh take on this classic color, try using it for all of your favorite tie-dye techniques! Check out this roundup of ideas to help get you inspired to kick off your year in Classic Blue.
- T-shirt, tote bag, dress, tapestry or other 100% cotton item
Carry your stuff around in style with a Classic Blue tie-dye tote! Make sure your tote bag is 100% cotton/canvas (you can easily find one online or at most craft stores), then try the folding tie-dye technique to create an awesome, artsy pattern like shown here. Looking for a different vibe? The crumple tie-dye technique, sunburst tie-dye technique and ombre tie-dye technique are also easy options for tote bags!
We're of the opinion that you can never go wrong with a tie-dye T-shirt in any color. Tie-dye T-shirts are great for all ages to wear and fun for any skill level to make. The bullseye tie-dye technique is fantastic for a tie-dye T-shirt in just one color, and the Classic Blue really makes it pop, don't you think?! Another tie-dye technique that will make blue tie dye anything but basic is the shibori twist tie-dye technique. Give it a try!
Feeling blue yet? Classic Blue, that is. In several shades! Ombre dip dye is such an easy tie-dye technique, with no folding or binding required. All you need is a bucket/bin and some extra water to go along with your bottles of dye. Get the tutorial here for a tie-dye pattern you'll want to show off year after year, even after a new PANTONE® color is announced.
If you're into displaying tie dye as much as you are wearing it (and why wouldn't you be?), this beautiful blue tapestry is for you! Wouldn't it look fantastic hanging on basically any wall in your house? Or as a curtain in a window? This tapestry features a simple striped tie-dye pattern, but pretty much any tie-dye pattern looks fab on a tapestry. Try the spiral tie-dye technique or the string technique in Classic Blue for a tapestry you won't want to take down.