Blue is the new black

30/11/2021

The Pantone Color Institute has announced the main colors of the 2021/2022 winter, and there are several shades of blue among them. This is not the first time the blue color has become popular: the fashionable history of this color dates back to the distant Middle Ages.

BLUE IS THE NEW BLACK

The Pantone Color Institute has announced the main colors of the 2021/2022 winter, and there are several shades of blue among them. This is not the first time the blue color has become popular: the fashionable history of this color dates back to the distant Middle Ages.

  • Spring Lake
    pantone 19-4151
  • Mykonos Blue
    pantone 19-4118
  • Rhodonite
    pantone 19-4109

TREND HISTORY

In the XII century, this color was introduced for the first time in medieval Europe. Famous artists and icon painters were using it more and more often in their works, and writers called blue “the emperor of all colors".

The King of France was the first European ruler to have an azure color on his coat of arms: golden lilies on a blue background.

While red was considered the color of festivities and the material world, blue became the color of spirituality.

When a new dye, the famous Prussian Blue, was invented in the XVIII century, the popularity of blue instantly skyrocketed.

At the same time, blue is becoming a color of uniforms: tunics and caps of high school students and all kinds of uniforms are sewn from fabrics of blue shades.

Already in the XX century, blue became the favorite color of such great fashion designers as Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. The latter introduced a complex combination of blue and black in one image.

BLUE IN ESOTERICS

Such favorable planets as Jupiter and Venus control this color; it is blue that embodies material prosperity and gives vitality to human society. Blue is a symbol of heaven and eternity, as well as kindness, loyalty, constancy and chastity.

This is the power color of such Zodiac signs as Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius.

HOW TO WEAR AND COMBINE

Blue is the favorite color of many girls: it is a basic color, and it is easy to build your wardrobe capsule around it. Blue suits most color types, you only need to choose the right shade. So, an ultramarine blue will suit a Winter girl, while dusty blue and light blue will suit a Summer type. The richness of the blue spectrum makes it a universal color for all kinds of events.

The most advantageous color combinations:

1) total blue, when the whole image is built in one shade of this color = spectacular

2) blue + white = fresh

3) blue + warm brown = elegant

4) blue + black = unusual

What jewelry to use with outfits in blue? The choice of options is simply huge:

Silver

A mix of cold glossy silver with rich blue is the perfect duet of shades.


Gold and gilding

Play on the contrast and combine the warm shine of gold and gilding with a cool blue color.


Blue gemstones

Jewelry with sapphires, aquamarines, topaz, spinel and turquoise will become a spectacular addition to the image in the shades of blue.



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