Blue is the new black this season, thanks to the Pantone Color Institute’s handsome pick for Colour of the Year. “A poised and self-assured blue hue,” Classic Blue is “elegant in its simplicity, genderless in outlook and seasonless in endurance,” says the American colour-coding company.
More timeless than trendy, 2020’s defining colour is a far cry from some flash-in-the-pan shade that will blow up and fizzle out by year’s end. It’s an inclusive pick that’s anything but intimidating—universally flattering and easy to match, able to make a statement without overtly standing out. Inspired by the sky at dusk, Classic Blue boasts lasting appeal while bringing a sense of stability and calm, whether you incorporate it into your fashion repertoire, beauty routine or interior decor.
From new wardrobe staples to striking wall art, here are seven Classic Blue–inspired picks you’ll love for years to come.
A silky blouse you can dress up or down is always a smart investment.
Gehry blouse, available at Judith & Charles.
These sapphire-diamond drop earrings combine two of spring’s biggest jewelry trends: eye-catching colour and pearls.
Earrings, available at Serli & Siroan.
When it comes to stepping out in the colour of the year, it doesn’t get any classier than a custom pair of shoes.
Made-to-order footwear, available by appointment at Farre by Emmanuel.
Spice up kitchen with this salt-and-pepper-grinder set inspired by ocean hues.
Peugeot Tahiti Salt & Pepper Mill Set, available at Valency.
What better way to shield your little ones from the rain than with a waterproof and windbreaking jacket in a cool blue hue?
Kids Raincoat, available at Jacadi Paris.
A stroke of blue liner along your lash line is a unique and subtle way to work the trend.
Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner, available at Rexall.
Bring home a blue-toned Hawaiian view with “Rising Moon, Maui,” captured by Canadian photographer David Burdeny.
Photograph, available at Galerie de Bellefeuille.