Taking a Look at Pantone Colour of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

The Pantone Colour Institute has announced its 2020 colour of the year – Classic Blue 19-4052.

Dependable, confident and calming, Pantone claims the shade brings “peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge.” It’s certainly a reassuring hue, evoking a sense of stability in a rapidly changing world.

Established in the 1950s, colour company Pantone uses trend-forecasting to carefully select its celebrated colour of the year to reflect the global zeitgeist. The decision goes on to inform design industries around the world, with the annual colour infiltrating wardrobes, interiors and product design across the year.

Classic Blue is already emerging as a must-have colourway for eyewear in 2020. Optix Opticians in the City of London stocks an array of stunning blue glasses frames from some of the world’s hottest designers – including featured styles from Moscot, Persol and Oliver Peoples.

So how can you embrace the Classic Blue trend as we enter a new decade?



Always one step ahead of the trend forecast, Moscot’s acetate frames are a confident way to embrace the Pantone colour of the year 2020. Sleek in ‘sapphire,’ the iconic round Miltzen style stays true to the New York brand’s retro influences, whilst the blue colour adds instant contemporary edge. The style is also available as sunglasses.

Every pair of Moscot sunglasses is crafted for timeless style and absolute durability, calling on over 100 years of expertise to forge eyewear that will last the decades. From the rivets to the temple tips, every detail is meticulously manufactured by hand using the finest materials, making them a solid – and effortlessly cool – eyewear companion for 2020.


With Classic Blue rims and black temples, Persol’s PO3007V model is characteristically bold, yet sophisticated. The eye-catching style allows you to channel creativity, dependability and respect – so whether you work in the creative industries or a corporate office, these could be the perfect frames to help you nail down that next promotion.

Persol is renowned for exceptional Italian craftsmanship and an extraordinary attention to detail – from the hand-mixed pigments to the temple classic signature. The classic blue shade pays homage to 2020’s colour in a subtle, yet striking frame.

Oliver Peoples

You don’t have to go for full-blue acetate to nod to Classic Blue. You could also consider blue tinted sunglasses.

These tortoiseshell frames from Oliver Peoples are perfectly complemented by dark blue lenses, which are effective at blocking UV light, whilst also adding a head-turning splash of colour to neutral shades. Blue tinted lenses are also shown to have a calming effect – ideal to optimise holiday relaxation or de-stress commutes.

So if you’re looking for a confident new look for 2020, why not ride Pantone’s Classic Blue wave and opt for a pair of Classic Blue glasses frames for the new year? Visit the practice to try on the latest styles from our designer collection at Optix Opticians in the City of London.