Photographed by Stephen Mark Sullivan

 Face a Face Alium K2 from Design Eyewear Group

It’s not surprising that blue conveys feelings of calm, serenity and order. Visualize the deep blue of a perfect sky or the vivid aqua of the ocean. The vastness of the sky and the ocean is inspiring, and the sound of the breeze in the trees or the waves lapping on the shore instill feelings of tranquility. And so it’s also not surprising that this color, a favorite of many, is also a favorite for eyewear. What is notable right now is the intensity of the blues being chosen by women AND men—royal blue, bright turquoise, robin’s egg, cobalt and of course, sky blue. Whether or not these colors are inspired by nature, pure vivid hues are riding a wave of popularity.

–Iris Johnson