“Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight…”
The Pantone color of the year has become a much-awaited annual announcement in December. Every year (since the year 2000), the highly acclaimed Pantone Color Institute has selected a single tone as its Color of the Year that the organization believes is particularly representative of contemporary society.
For 2020, the Institute has selected Classic Blue as the leading tone for 2020, an enduring and dark shade of blue “to instill calm, confidence and connection.” Timeless and dependable, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. It’s a color that reminds us of the natural blue of the sky at dusk and the deep blue of the sea. In the design world, it is already proving popular in interior design—leaf through any interiors magazine and you’re going to see it profiled quite prominently there. In fashion its been a hit on the catwalk—from Balenciaga to Gucci, Marni to Ackermann, the tone has popped up boldly coloring statement dresses, necklines and incredible suiting for Spring/Summer 2020.
In eyewear, the tones of Lapis, cobalt, navy and royal blue—all closely related to the so-called Classic Blue—have long been favorites, flattering on most skin colors and easy-to-wear for nearly all of us.
ReadingGlasses.com top styles in Classic Blue and other gorgeous bright blue hues:
Seattle Eyeworks 978
An absolute match to Pantone’s classic tone in Trans Dark Blue, the SE 978 has a timeless shape and distinctive yet subtle keyhole bridge. It’s the ideal frame choice for those who require relaxed, on-trend styling in Spring 2020.
Bobbi Brown The Katie
The Katie is sassy and chic, and another must-have for those who want this winning “Pantone” tone in their wardrobe this season. Described as “navy”, it’s a color to match with nautical stripes, deep shades of royal blue—or bright tones of red or pink.
Oakley OX 3222 Steel Plate
This is a computer style progressive that gets loads of reviews for its comfortable feel and modern styling. The color to go for is Powder Midnight for a very close shade to the Pantone Color of the Year.
Wolfgang Katzer Autor
This is a crazy fun men’s design for big personalities! The transparent blue of the rim is inspired by natural blue tones. It’s a winner for those who love a statement!
Hugo Boss 0985
Just launched for the new season, the Hugo Boss 0985 is a distinctive men’s design in a practical everyday shade of blue that will suit most complexions and eye colors. If you love wearing black but would like a new look, then this dark blue frame with a flat top and modified oval eye shape will be an ideal upgrade. A safe choice but saying that, it’s definitely on-trend!