Colour of the Year

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This year we will probably see a lot of Classic Blue in the shops as it is the Pantone Colour of the year for 2020.

Keeping your look current is achievable without spending a fortune on clothes. Inject new life into your wardrobe with some key additions this Spring. Your basic wardrobe can be given a new lease of life with the addition of colour in shoes for spring, a new handbag or gloves to brighten up a coat.

The key is to make sure that what you buy works with several outfits you already own. You will then have a very wearable and versatile wardrobe.

It’s a shade that works well on Deeps, Cools and Clears particularly, but there’s a blue for everyone, and the trick is to find one that is perfect for you. I show my clients how to wear colour.

With her natural blonde hair, porcelain skin and light eyes, Cate Blanchett is a LIGHT. She looks fabulous in cornflower blue. Classic blue is slightly deeper and stronger so we would explain to her that she could lighten the overall look by wearing it with soft white or mint. Her aim is to keep everything fresh and light.

On the otherhand, Michelle Obama and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have a strong, dramatic look and as DEEPs, can wear classic blue very well. I would show these stunning ladies how to combine it with other colours from their palette such as black or charcoal. 

Poldark’s Emma Tomlinson is a fabulous redhead and her aim is to balance this with beautiful warm and golden tones. As a WARM, her blues look best when worn with yellow-based colours such as apricot or primrose. 

Of course Judi Dench is a COOL and can totally own classic blue, but if she wants to team it with another colour, I would recommend some contrast as opposed to wearing tonally. Icy blue, soft white or baby pink would be perfect.

Megan Fox has huge contrast between her bright blue eyes, skin tone and dark hair. She’s a Clear and will always look best in strong, vibrant colours such as classic blue. Indeed she looks fabulous in many shades of blue but needs to bear in mind that a contrast of light and dark is best when wearing two or more shades.

On the otherhand, Kate Winslet has a much more blended look; there is little contrast between her hair, eyes and skin. She’s a Soft and as classic blue is quite a vibrant colour, we would suggest teaming it with a softer tonal shade such as light periwinkle or shell. 

Do you see your colouring in one of these celebrities? If so, you’ll know which is the best shades to wear with Classic Blue for you.