Last month, the Pantone Color Institute named Classic Blue as the color of the year. This shade of blue is akin to the sky at dusk, just before evening falls. Pantone selects the color of the year based not only on trends in fashion but also what is happening globally.
According to the Pantone Color Institute, "it recognized similar feelings [as in 1999] of instability gripping the world today, from the United States to the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Syria and across the globe. It settled on a shade that offers the reassurance, confidence and connection that people may be searching for in an uncertain global milieu."
Personally, this is my favorite color; I even had my first car, a 1973 Toyota Celica, custom painted this shade of blue! It is also a great excuse for me to create more one-of-a-kind pieces with blue sapphires, London blue topaz, and lapis. Here are a couple classic blue-inspired sapphire necklaces that are currently in stock:
Stay tuned for more Jen Lesea Designs Classic Blue-inspired jewelry! It is my intention that seeing this color instills a feeling of calm for you.