Pantone, the de facto worldwide authority on colour, pronounces its annual colour of the year every December. While more than 10 million designers, brands and manufacturers collectively hold their breath, the iconic colour forecasting institute presents its much-anticipated decree to the joy of anyone with a keen eye for hue, tint and pigment.
This year Classic Blue, or PANTONE 19-4052, was selected for its timeless and enduring quality, a classic shade that heralds calm, tranquility and dependability. From sofas to soap, an array of colour-themed gear has now come to light.
Bocci 73V Lights
Vancouver native Omer Arbel has long recast lighting from utilitarian object to objet d’art. With his Bocci 73V, pendants take the shape of ethereal organic sculptures when molten glass is blown into folded, heat-resistant ceramic fabric—in clear, white and gradations of blue. Bocci.ca
Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Night Cream
Back in the 1990s, organic, mindful skincare wasn’t revolutionary, it was simply how Fresh founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg grew up in Russia. Natural ingredients formed the basis of time-honoured rituals; sugar, for example, wasn’t just for coffee, but scrapes and burns too. Almost 30 years later, Glazman and Roytberg are as fresh and focused as ever with their new Lotus Youth Preserve Dream night cream. Powered by the antioxidant-rich lotus plant, the cream strengthens the skin barrier while simultaneously fighting dullness and dehydration—all from a classically beautiful blue jar. Sephora.ca
Tealeaves Herbal Tea
In partnership with Pantone, Tealeaves launches its official bespoke loose-leaf tea herbal blend PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. Master blenders use high-grade botanicals to mix a wellness-oriented berry mélange with butterfly pea flower, lemon verbena, lemongrass, rose petal and Firmenich flavour. Tealeaves.com
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil
French cosmetics brand Make Up For Ever, launched by makeup artist Dany Sanz, began as an offering to professional makeup artists. Today, it still brings its Gallic know-how to the trade, but to the cosmetically challenged too. The first of its kind, the blendable Artist Colour Pencils, are designed to be used on everything from lips and eyebrows to eyes and cheeks. In 39 different richly pigmented shades, we only have eyes for Boundless Blue. Curliquebeauty.com
Cariuma x Pantone Sneakers
For the sneakerhead, there’s the limited-edition Cariuma x Pantone OCA sneaker in Classic Blue. Crafted ethically in high-quality raw materials, it features lightweight cushion technology and a cap-toe design to put a spring in your step. Cariuma.com
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