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In case you haven’t heard, Pantone announced their color for 2020 a few months ago. While I’m a little late jumping on bandwagon to advertise this, I’m hoping I can bring you a few tips on integrating this shade of blue into your closet. So, let’s get to the details on the newest blue in fashion, some history behind it, a little color psychology, and what colors work with blue.
Blue in Fashion: Color of the Year
So, blue is having a moment. Pantone, who is the official color guru of the world, has deemed Classic Blue to be the color of 2020. This color will pop up everywhere once you’re aware of it. Beyond predicting the color of the year, Pantone also predicts colors for each season. These colors usually coordinate with the color of the year. While Classic Blue is the main focus, there are a few other shades of blue that you can see in the Spring/Summer collection. These colors include Navy Blazer, Faded Denim, and Mosaic Blue.
Blue in Fashion-Fun Facts
I’m not going to lie. I’m a sucker for fun facts, so I had to do some digging to find some good ones dealing with the color blue. I’ve decided to stick them in the graphic below in case you wanted to learn some trivia to help at your next game night!
Blue in Fashion-The Psychology of Blue
Ok, this is about blue in fashion, so why do we want to know the color psychology of it? It’s simple. The colors we wear can effect our mood, how others perceive us, and have more of an impact than we know. In fact, if you’re going for a job interview, rock some blue. It makes others feel calm and serene, and gives off the image of stability and reliability. All of these traits would be seen as highly desirable in a potential candidate, right? And ideally, you want to feel as calm as possible during a job interview, too!
Blue can bring out feelings of sadness, like Picasso’s Blue Phase. So, if you’re feeling a little blue, don’t be surprised if that’s the shade you reach for from your closet.
Blue in Fashion-Complementary Colors
Pantone pulled a bunch of colors that work really well with the shades of blue that are on trend for the Spring and Summer 2020 seasons. Let’s break down what shade of blue I would partner with each of these complementary colors.
Coral pink is having a moment with both a dark navy and a lighter blue. Either shade works great.
Flame scarlet is a more orange-red, so this shade works with a royal blue and a navy.
This mint green looks great with all shades of blue.
This vibrant orange looks amazing with navy and royal. However, it does have the same feel as sports jerseys, so make sure you’re elevating it.
This pale, buttercream yellow was actually one of my wedding colors. It works well with all shades of blue.
This shade of khaki works best with darker shades of blue, in my opinion.
This yellow is a bright and vibrant color that needs a color that can stand up to it. While a light blue will look good, a bright blue or dark navy will hold it’s own.
While this color sounds like it’s a white, it actually is a shade of very, very pale blue. Since it’s so close to white, pair it with any shade of blue.
Alright friends! I hope this helps you feel more prepared for what colors you will see in the upcoming two seasons. If you want to see the items in my that fit the blue-bill, click HERE! Want to see what color is next in my line-up? Join my community group HERE!
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