Pantone socks are the “it” accessory in Korea and prices start from just S$6

Couldn’t find that perfect shade of green or red that would go with your brand new kicks, so you ended up with the same old black and white socks again? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there before.

Here’s the good news: Pantone – yes, the company known for its colour-matching system – socks are a thing and if you’re ready to for specific with your sock colour, it may just be what you need exactly.

Though it has already been launched in 2018, Pantone socks are currently a huge trend in South Korea, seen among the most stylish crowd.

Crew socks (left) and Invisible socks (right)

They’ve got every kind of sock imaginable, be it a classic crew sock, invisible socks that go below your ankle, and even kids sizes so the little ones can join in on the fun too!

Scenery inspired sets

Nothing’s more satisfying than using a colour picker on your photos to get the perfect colour palette, and that’s exactly how Pantone created their sock sets.

Think bright, spring and summer colours, muted and washed out winter tones, green hues of nature, and even the dark, rich shades of Korean architecture. We round up a couple of our favourites down below.

Wave

This beach inspired collection takes inspiration from the Pink Beach Lombok in Indonesia, and it’s reminding us of those tropical getaways and giving us the travel bug too.

The cool-tone shades of this collection boast a great mix of bright colours and everyday neutrals for when you want to play it safe, or add a pop of colour to your outfit.

California Poppy

Nothing says spring like the vibrant pops of colour across a sprawling flower field, and Pantone has taken the California Poppies and transformed the colours into an eye-catching set of socks featuring a spectrum of blues and yellows.

Untitle

A winter wonderland… on your feet? Inspired by the whites and neutrals of a snow-covered mountain, the Untitle set includes a range of colours that are more muted for those who prefer something less attention-grabbing than a pair of bright orange socks!

Gyeongbokgung

Now, you can wear the rich, dark hues of the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace on your feet with this set. Perhaps the most colourful set out of all we’ve mentioned, this is still a fun set of socks that aren’t overly bright, and seem to be office-appropriate too.

Pantone Colour of the Year

Following the release of Pantone socks in the Colour of the Year, with Classic Blue being 2020’s shade and Living Coral being 2019’s, we can’t help but look forward to 2021’s Illuminating, a cheerful lemon yellow shade.

Keep a lookout for the Colour of the Year socks in Illuminating here, or on Instagram for any announcements.

You can view and shop the full Pantone Socks collection here. Prices start from 5,000 won (~S$6).

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