In today’s post, we’re talking about Pantone’s Colour of the Year and sharing an edit of great frames to get in on all the action. Read on to find out more.

Back in December of last year, Pantone released their official Colour of the Year: Living Coral aka (16-1546 TPX). Described as “[A]n animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge”, according to Pantone, Living Coral represents the fusion of modern life. We love this colour because it feels fresh, calming (especially compared to last year’s Ultra Violet), and is flattering for more skin tones.

How does Pantone select its Colour of the Year?

This is a question that gets asked year after year, but the way that Pantone selects its yearly colour is relatively straightforward. Pantone’s colour experts use trend analysis to look at all aspects of life for new colour influences and see which particular one stands out. They examine current global political, socio-economic climates to help guide them as well as looking through films, entertainment, beauty, social media, technology, travel and more.

The Glasses Direct Pantone-inspired edit

We know that different skin tones are better suited to different colours, we included hues from within the coral colour family. As well as frames that’ll match that coral shirt you’re interested in.

Scout Casey
Scout Casey
Scout Festival
Scout Georgie

And gents, don’t think we’ve left you out. This flattering colour is great for adding hints of personality and something different to your look. Don’t be afraid of trying this bold colour: after all as the old adage goes: real men wear pink!

London Retro Sage
London Retro Lucas

Do you love this year’s Colour of the Year? We certainly do!

*This post is not affiliated with Pantone.
Top image: Robert Katzki