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Colour of the year

Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, takes inspiration from a trending colour

grey and yellow
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Pantone’s colours ‘Ultimate Gray’ and ‘Illuminating’ highlight how different elements come together to support one another.

These colours, taken in combination, make the Pantone Color Institute’s ‘colour of the year’ 2021 title. Practical and rock solid, warming and optimistic, this union is one of strength and positivity. Our favourite yellow eyewear is full of sunny optimism for better times ahead.

Area98

Kaos KKV4730209
Kaos KK473 in colour 020 / Area98’s ‘Genesis’ GV1547 in colour 010 (unisex style)


This black, grey and yellow clubmaster frame from Area98 will suit all face shapes and makes a confident, funky statement.
Area 98, ‘Kaos’ KK473 in colour 020

Bold and brave and with a nod to Pop Art, this confident acrylic unisex style embraces both of Pantone’s chosen colours and is guaranteed to raise a smile.
Area98’s ‘Genesis’ GV1547 in colour 010 (unisex style)  

Kirk & Kirk

Kirk and Kirk, Martina
Kirk & Kirk’s ‘Martina’ in colour Earth 1


Kirk & Kirk sunglasses are handmade in France from a custom acrylic. This vibrant earthy shade of yellow is an excellent choice for a modern individual.
Kirk & Kirk, ‘Martina’ in colour Earth 1

J F Rey

Boz Koraly BZKORALY4050
Boz by J F Rey, ‘Koraly’ BZKORALY4050


This fabulous frame is inspired by the world of make-up: shiny glosses, eyeliners and varnishes, and features distinguished corners. These fine lines in epoxy add feminine, feline flair.
Boz by J F Rey, ‘Koraly’ BZKORALY4050


Anatomy of a frame

BZLOVA 3282

  • One-piece face
  • Thin and refined metalwork pieces
  • Quilted stitch and sophisticated patterns, reminiscent of chic, glamorous underwear
  • Couture details carried out by French artisans

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