We already know the colour of the year that was said to reign supreme come 2020. As per Pantone's report in December 2019, Classic Blue—a shade that belongs to the azure family—was announced as the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020. This, of course, being before the time our lives were changed in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It's only natural that in sync with the current scenario, our moods have also changed. For some, WFH meant elevating the spirits by injecting vibrant colours while for others, a wardrobe led by neutral, classic shades brought comfort. Which brings us to the other Pantone hue that recently caught our eye.
Read on to know more about the soothing colour that is currently on our minds.
While announcing the colour for the year 2020, the leading colour authority also mentioned other palettes that would be of interest. For Autumn/Winter 2020/2021, rich and minimalistic hues take centrestage, as per Pantone's forecast. "Offering a rich narrative, the colour palette for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 highlights our desire for versatile, timeless colour. Reflecting a 'less is more' mindset that is becoming increasingly important to consumers prioritizing value and functionality, our colour palette is stripped of excess," reads a statement on the website.
Taking all that into account, it's not surprising that the "smooth and subtle off-white shade" of Almond Oil emerges as the comforting tone we are eyeing. A cross between ecru and camel, the colour pertaining to the off-white family imparts a sense of calm and comfort, something we could definitely use. Seeing how versatile the colour is, it can be styled in a number of ways come winter. Continue reading to see some of the top-notch ways you can wear it in the coming season.
Winter, in most parts of the country, calls for costing up with a number of layers. With trench coats and blazers that go the long way, you can add the soothing 'Almond Oil' hue to your wardrobe, keeping the rest of the look neutral as well.
Before winter comes knocking in full force, you might want to wear your colour blocked finds in the serene colour. Sophisticated and fit for all kinds of outings, it's bound to make an impression.
Planning to go all monochrome like the Bollywood stars? Layer it with your summer tops and blousons underneath, adding a pop of bright colour to your neutral off-white outfit in the form of accessories, an instant pick-me-up.
From knitwear and chic blazers to blouses, dresses and accessories, shop the new soothing colour from our curated list below.
That's it, that's the soothing hue we needed!
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