It’s that time of the year again when the Pantone Institute’s color of the year is on everybody’s lips, wish-lists and, why not, wedding decor. If you’re new to this trend, know that each year, we get a new color trend to fuss over, and 2020 is all about ‘Classic Blue’.
In music, a classic is defined as a piece that can’t be changed, permanent and exact. Something that stands through time. This year is about regaining stability and going back to classics. The Classic Blue shade is a symbol of calm, confidence and connection, exactly what future brides need for their engagement party or wedding gala. A color to embrace so as to cross the threshold into the new decade with style.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A countless blue evocative of vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, you can use this shade for both fashion and beauty, but also decorations. Discover more about this timeless color in our easy guide below.
How to use it in your engagement/wedding
We invite you to bring a lot of honest colors to your engagement and wedding events. This is a time to invest in people and connection, to make everlasting memories and celebrate love. Love for each other and for everything that surrounds you.
Classic blue in fashion is a symbol of elegance and simplicity. You can add it to your look as something to keep the fun tradition, like an accessory or even a precious piece of jewelry. You can add it to your party with the future groom’s suit, or even with a gown for bridesmaids, or for one of the mothers – the groom’s or the bride’s. A fun touch could be that the bridesmaids all wear blue earrings or nails, while all the groomsmen wear blue socks or pocket squares.
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Another way to add the Classic Blue shade to your party is through your wedding invitations or wedding day decor. The napkins could be blue, the menu could also be blue or little accents here and there – chair bows, balloons are some examples.
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Know that another big color trend this year is brown, and blue and brown make quite the pair. If brown flowers aren’t on the list, talk with a specialist and they will guide you. Other color harmonies to check out are a mix of warm Pantone shades like Baby Blue, Monument, Stucco, Peach Quartz and Cornhusk. This is perfect if you’re into soft shades, but if you’re into glitz and glamour, discover Silver-plated, Glitteratti, Aluminium Foil, Two Penny and Pixie.
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Last, but definitely not least, blue in jewelry. We want to invite you to check out our blue pieces and to discover how adding blue in your look can be with blue diamonds – nature or man-made, but also with gemstones like Sapphire, Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli and Zircon for dark blue, Topaz and Aquamarine for lighter shades.
What do you think about Pantone’s classic blue for 2020? And how would you choose to add blue to your special day?