Haute & Cool: Into the Blue


Let’s welcome the Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue.

This is the shade of the deep seas and darkening skies. It is believed to instill faith during uncertain times. This color symbolizes optimism and brings peace and tranquility to the body and soul. When placed in the home, it supports clear communication. Reflective blue stones are believed to promote healing. Blue is even considered to be an appetite suppressant, as it is rarely found in foods. Who knew?

The Pantone Institute may be regarded as a color forecaster, but in actuality it is an authority on color. It analyzes global expressions of color and determines its influences on society. Once Pantone designates a color of the year, we begin to see it manifest in a wide range of consumer products and marketing campaigns, most notably in the fashion and interior design sectors.

Color can be complex, but blue is a universal favorite. In fact, it is the most popular color in the world. After seasons of stimulating shades like Bright Tangerine, Zesty Green and Living Coral, we can embrace the calm, cool hue of Classic Blue. So let’s celebrate 2020 as we move into the blue!

Allyson Burkhardt is the founder of Let’s Get Dressed! Image & Style Services. Visit her on the web at letsgetdresseddc.com.

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