Optical Prism January 2020 OP_January_2020_FINAL_joomag - Page 20

Pictorial By Denis Langlois Just as vintage is expected to be en vogue for eyewear in 2020, Pantone has selected a classic as its colour of the year for the start of this new decade. Classic Blue has been chosen by the colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute as its hue of the year for 2020. “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,” says the business unit within Pantone, which highlights the top seasonal runway colours, selects the Pantone Colour of the Year, forecasts global colour trends and advises companies on colour for product and brand visual identity. Pantone says Classic Blue is both timeless and enduring and elegant in its simplicity. The colour also “brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge.” As a tip of the hat to this new colour of the year, here are some frames in Classic Blue.