Design an E-Learning Template Using Pantone

Using Pantone's Classic Blue in E-Learning #263: Challenge | Recap

Pantone just announced their 2020 color of the year! The color is Classic Blue and Pantone describes it as "Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era."

Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Whatever you think of Classic Blue, this color will significantly influence design, fashion, and consumer products for the upcoming year.

Now that next year's color is locked in, e-learning designers can start playing with creative ways to work this warm and nourishing color into their e-learning projects.

And that’s what this week’s e-learning challenge is all about!

How to Use the Pantone Color of the Year 2020

To help you get started using this year’s color, Pantone has created five different color palettes and recommended color harmonies using Classic Blue.

How to Use the Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Working with Tints and Shades

One of the easiest and safest ways to create a color palette is to start with a base color and use tint and shade values for the secondary colors.

Tints are created by mixing values of white with your base color while shades are created by mixing values of black.

Working with Tints and Shades

Challenge of the Week

This week your challenge is to design an e-learning template or interaction using Classic Blue as the primary color. 

Your slides can be static or built out as working interactions. Your goal is to work from a single color and show how you will carry that color across your design templates.

NOTE: Your entry can be anything from a rough concept to a polished example. The challenges are open to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level. If you need technical or creative help with your project, please ask in our forums and reference the challenge number you’re working on.


Did you share an example in one of the previous color challenges? If you did, that’s great! Thank you.

Feel free to use that example as a starting point for this week’s color challenge. There’s nothing wrong with reusing the same example with different color palettes.

To get an idea of what course designers shared in previous color challenges, check out the following challenges:

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you sail into our annual color challenge, check out the force-filled e-learning examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

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Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

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