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How to wear Classic Blue for your Color Code

How to wear Pantone Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

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)

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant Classic Blue bag soft color code

:: 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! 

How to wear Pantone Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

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

  • timeless
  • enduring
  • elegant in its simplicity
  • reassuring
  • restful
  • peaceful
  • tranquil
  • 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.

LIGHT

Classic Blue is gorgeous for LIGHT ladies, especially paired with

  • white
  • beige
  • pastels like lavender, pink and mint green

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

DEEP

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.

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

It’s also fun with animal print!

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant Deep Color Code

SOFT

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.

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

CLEAR

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.

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant Clear color Code

WARM

Good news, WARM ladies–Classic Blue is for YOU, especially if you prefer something more vibrant than navy for a neutral.

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant Warm Color Code

 

COOL

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.

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant Cool Color Code

Here are some general ideas for how to wear it with what you already have: 

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Make sure to follow my royal blue Pinterest board as I add more ideas!

Please pin and share!

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

How to wear Classic Blue from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

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About Tabitha Dumas

Seeing women showing UP to their life authentically and confidently--THAT is what excites me. I am a strategist, bringer of the fun, trail blazer and agent of encouragement offering creative and effective strategies to help women elevate their image and expand their influence. I'm also a magazine junkie, dedicated wife, fun-loving mama, bargain shopper and story teller trying to use my powers for good in this crazy world. I love my life!
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