Today in Events: Pantone Reveals its 2020 Color Of The Year, Two Large Wedding Planning Platforms Will Stop Romanticizing Plantations, Obamas May Become Second Presidential Couple to Both Win Grammys

1. PANTONE REVEALS ITS 2020 COLOR OF THE YEAR: The Pantone 2020 Color of the Year is…Classic Blue. The hue is widely available throughout the world, making it even more accessible than Greenery, the 2017 choice. Forbes: “It’s the infinite shade of the evening sky, the contemplative color of the ocean, that burst of blue in berries at breakfast. Classic Blue is all around us—and Pantone believes there’s no better time than 2020 to highlight this evocative color. ‘Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue, expresses trust, faith, and constancy, as well as offering protection—qualities that provide us with the reassuring presence and feelings of calm and confidence we crave as we cross the threshold into this new era,’ said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute.”

2. TWO LARGE WEDDING PLANNING PLATFORMS WILL STOP ROMANTICIZING PLANTATIONS: Two of the nation’s largest online wedding-planning platforms, Pinterest and the Knot Worldwide, are changing policies surrounding content related to former slave plantations. The Knot Worldwide—which owns the Knot and WeddingWire—is creating new guidelines to eliminate the use of language that glorifies, celebrates, or romanticizes Southern plantation history, said chief marketing officer Dhanusha Sivajee. Meanwhile, a Pinterest spokesperson said the company will restrict plantation wedding content on its website and is working to de-index Google searches for plantation weddings. BuzzFeed News: “Although plantations will still be able to list themselves as venues, Sivajee said the new guidelines are meant to ensure that wedding vendors aren’t referring to a history that includes slavery using language such as ‘elegant’ or ‘charming.' 'We want to make sure we’re serving all our couples and that they don’t feel in any way discriminated against,’ she said.”

3. OBAMAS MAY BECOME SECOND PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE TO BOTH WIN GRAMMYS: Following last year’s surprise appearance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, former first lady Michele Obama could be making a return to the program to nab her first Grammy for best spoken word album for her audiobook, Becoming. She wouldn’t be the only member of the Obama family to win the award: Her husband Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has received the honor twice, both for audiobooks released when he was a senator. Billboard: “If Michelle Obama wins, the Obamas will become the second presidential couple, following the Clintons, with matching Grammys. Bill Clinton won twice, for Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks and My Life. Hillary Rodham Clinton won in 1996 for It Takes a Village. She attended the Grammys, held that year at Madison Square Garden in New York, to pick up her award.”