Every year I look forward to Pantone’s announcement for their Color Of The Year and this year is particularly exciting because blue is one of my most popular Signature Colors to assign! In fact, I often assign “blue” as a Signature Color so my ladies can wear an array of blues to suit their personality and mood. How to wear Classic Blue for your Color Code is meant to help you wear this deep blue to suit your coloring best.
As I often tell my clients…you can wear virtually any color, it’s in HOW you wear it.
A few points to remember about ANY color:
:: after assigning 500+ Signature Colors, I’ve identified seven colors that look good on everyone and THREE are shades of blue: turquoise, royal blue and teal! These are universally flattering and an easy “yes” when shopping
:: you can wear nearly any color as an accessory or on your bottom half (like this gorgeous Classic Blue Bag: source)
:: the colors you wear near your face will have the biggest impact, so they should be your best neutrals or your ‘pop’ colors (every Color Code has ‘pop’ colors that enhance your features and make you look vibrant and fresh)
:: the lighter the contrast between your hair, skin and eyes, the lighter your colors should be. The deeper your coloring, the deeper your colors should be. So a LIGHT can wear the most pastel blues like denim blue or sapphire blue whereas a DEEP should stick to royal blue blue or teal.
I wrote all about making any outfit work for your color code here.
Here is Pantone’s Classic Blue!
The meaning of the color blue
I think of ROYAL BLUE as my closest Signature Color to Classic Blue. I see it as a sort of midnight blue or indigo blue–it reminds me of the sky right before dark. When assigning royal blue as a Signature Color, I think of it as
:: classic and polished (never goes out of style)
:: professional without being stuffy
:: worn by people who want to be perceived as trustworthy, loyal and dependable
:: friendly and approachable
:: extremely neutral and versatile as it can be paired with virtually any other neutral (black, white and gray are favorites) and accents many other colors like coral, pink and green
Here’s the information straight from Pantone:
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
Pantone describes it as
- elegant in its simplicity
- aiding concentration
- bringing clarity
- re-centering our thoughts
- fostering resilience
That sounds like midnight blue to me!
Are you wondering whether BLUE is your Signature Color? Or what your Signature Color might be? Discover Your Signature Color HERE
Now on to the specifics of How to wear Classic Blue for your Color Code!
Feel free to pin these to your Signature Color board or personal style board for easy reference.
Classic Blue is gorgeous for LIGHT ladies, especially paired with
- pastels like lavender, pink and mint green
Classic Blue a.k.a. Royal Blue (or Cobalt Blue!) is considered a “pop” color for Deeps. Tops, pants, a dress, accessories…anything goes! I love it paired with magenta or teal for DEEPs. Here it’s worn with denim and black for a classy look.
It’s also fun with animal print!
I give Royal Blue as a Signature Color to Softs quite often. They’re sensational in it! Try it with mustard, lilac or hot pink.
Oh, CLEAR ladies…this color is fabulous on you! Create high contrast by wearing it with vibrant prints like black and white or pairing it with white, yellow or hot pink.
Good news, WARM ladies–Classic Blue is for YOU, especially if you prefer something more vibrant than navy for a neutral.
My COOL gals can easily pull off Classic Blue because it’s a pretty COOL color. Alongside pinks and purple and it’s even more vibrant.
Here are some general ideas for how to wear it with what you already have:
Make sure to follow my royal blue Pinterest board as I add more ideas!
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Hi Tabitha – Do you have shopping info for the outfits in your How to Wear Blue post?
Tabitha Dumas says
Hello there!! Many of the images are on my royal blue Pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/tabithad11/your-signature-color-royal-blue/ however it’s pretty tricky to find current pictures in styles still available for purchase. Someday I hope it will get easier!