In case you haven’t heard, 2020 is the year we’re all going to be incredibly blue as Pantone recently declared Classic Blue as its Colour of the Year, a shade described 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’. According to Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of Pantone’s Colour Institute, the calming shade was chosen for a good reason. Speaking to Architectural Digest, she said: ‘When we look at the world around us, we know that we’re living with a lot of unrest, where some days we don’t feel quite as secure…Blue, from an emotional, psychological standpoint, has always represented a certain amount of calm and dependability. It’s a colour that you can rely on.’
Luckily, classic blue (also referred to as cobalt or royal blue) is incredible to wear – whether in a dress (take Meghan Markle’s high-neck sleeveless blue Jason Wu gown), coat (search Katy Perry’s incredible Balenciaga blue faux fur coat) or shoes (who could ever forget Carrie Bradshaw’s blue Manolo Blahnik ‘Hangsi’ heels).
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