For the first time ever, Pantone – the authority on color, provider of colour systems and leading technology for accurate communication of colour – this year nominated a two tone ‘colour of the year’. The colours – Rose Quartz; “a warmer embracing rose tone”, and Serenity “cooler tranquil blue” – reflect the current consumer trends for calmer, soothing tones.

Cooler Tranquil Blue

We think our TUSTING blues, particularly Honeydon Blue, reflect these beautiful hues, and there may even be some gorgeous warm pinks making an appearance soon for autumn and winter (hint…).

Pantone says: “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colours that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

To help incorporate these cool tones into your wardrobes this summer season we’ve come up with a guide to our favourite pieces in this soothing blue, along with a couple of travel picks in an equally stylish shade of denim:

cooler tranquil blue

Clockwise, from top left:

Our Erica backpack is a modern classic, and this shade of blue elevates it to a summery delight. Sling yours over your shoulder for an easy nod to the backpack trend. £275.

With the Grand Tourer in denim blue you get the ease of a hard-wearing soft hold-all with your own trolley attached. And no need for an attached telescopic handle: just a lovely leather one as the bag is already the correct length. £780

Our iFolio is a catch-all grab-bag for small tech and those important papers. It’s just the right home for your notebooks and work essentials! £275

The Kitty pouch is the perfect multi-purpose clutch/luxury make-up bag. With a wipeable waterproof lining it will see you through even the hardiest of events. £140.

A stunningly modern yet classic design, the Henley is a slim and lightweight luxury leather briefcase made from premium bridle leather. This stunningly simple piece brings a real touch of class to business attire. £435.

Our medium Explorer is the perfect size for a weekend or short break and suits cabin bag restrictions on most airlines. A lovely looking soft hold-all, this is a travel companion that does not compromise on style. £370.


AND, the really great news is that, for the remainder of August, we have a special blue corner of the website with 10% OFF all of the items featured there – SHOP OUR HOLIDAY SPECIALS HERE.


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