When Lady Gaga appeared on the 2019 Golden Globes Red Carpet in January, her show-stopping Valentino Haute Couture gown with its huge train and voluminous sleeves highlighted a resurgence of the color blue. Gaga even chose matching blue tones for her hairstyle. The trend for blue in fashion was further underlined by Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, when she attended the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem in London this past January wearing a midnight blue gown by Roland Mouret.
Blue is now poised to be a significant color trend in 2019. And fashion aside, the color blue is also a hot trend in jewelry and other design-related segments, according to the latest edition of Swarovski Gem Visions.
Experts at Pantone, the color authority, have also predicted that variations of ‘little boy blue’ will be one of the most chosen shades of blue. These brighter blues are set to join deeper, richer versions of the color that are currently trending. Meanwhile, calming, inviting blues will be favored by interior designers for kitchens, bedrooms, dining rooms, and front doors.
Blue on the Runways
Blue has already made a splash on the 2019 runways with light and sky blues supported by softer, blue-grey tones. These are romantic and a bit more subtle than the traditional pastel shade. Blue-grey plays well with darker blue, black, and can be highlighted with splashes of stronger primary colors like red or yellow accessories, particularly in jewelry.
Blue— the Language of Jewelry for 2019
Blue is an enduring theme. It can mimic the perfect midnight blue of the nighttime sky. Or, it can reflect the multicolor blues of the ocean— from alluring light blues close to the shoreline to the dark indigo of mysterious deeper waters. The resurgence of blue was mirrored by the Swarovski Gem Visions trend team who, in their 2019-2020 predictions, noticed jewelry designers exploring possibilities in the three megatrends they identified: Midnight Flowers, Cosmic Mythologies, and Night Light. Meanwhile, designers like Sirciam, Theresa Kaz, and Judi Powers are already choosing from blue color palettes for their recent creations.
Swarovski Blue Gemstones
With the color blue poised to be a favorite for jewelry designers in the seasons ahead, Swarovski Genuine Topaz is pre-programmed to suit their creative needs. Kashmir Blue in the Natural Brilliance cut is expected to stand out this season. These Swarovski blue gemstones intensify the original beauty of the stone and accentuate the release of its radiant light. Kashmir is just one of the blue tones in the Swarovski assortment of Genuine Topaz. It’ll be the perfect highlight for fashion in sky blue and grey-blue and is ideal for combining with stones of other primary colors for striking contrast effect, such as the new Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral. Swarovski Genuine Topaz stones are cut to perfection by Swarovski experts and infused with color using the patented TCF™ (Thermal Color Fusion) technology. This process treats the clear natural stone with a permanent, protective hard ceramic enhancement which involves no radiation.
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