How to use the 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year in your Wedding

For brides who love to be on trend, the time to discover the Pantone colour of the year for 2020 is here…. so drumroll please!

With no further ado we can announce that it’s Classic Blue!

Pantone admit that the colour for 2020 is quite a departure from recent years when vivid hues such as Ultra Violet and Living Coral were chosen. Classic Blue is softer, more tranquil and treads a perfectly balanced path between the dark shades of midnight blue and the lighter tones of sky blue. According to Pantone, if you imagine the sky at dusk, that’s the colour of Classic Blue.

The great news is that Classic Blue is very easy to work into any wedding colour scheme, whether you want to make a bold statement or just include subtle accents. Here are some ideas to get you started!

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Classic Blue is a shade that everyone can wear and it’s a lovely colour for bridesmaids, providing a natural elegance. Short, long, ruffled or plain, the Pantone 2020 colour of the year will suit every style.

Younger members of the bridal party don’t need to be excluded as Classic Blue as an accent looks wonderful on flower girls. Consider using a Classic Blue sash to complement a white dress, or add to a floral crown for the sweetest look around.


Dressing Your Tables

How you dress your tables will have a major influence on the overall style of your wedding and it’s something many brides are anxious to get just right. Classic Blue provides you with the option of either going all out for a strong splash of colour or just adding a gentle hint here and there.

A dark linen can make a wedding space look smaller and you don’t have to go bold and choose Classic Blue tablecloths. Alternatively, you could use Classic Blue for your glassware with either a bare table surface or white cloth. Add a blue candle for the centrepiece and blue napkins and the overall result will be just gorgeous.

Start As You Mean to Go On

You don’t need to wait for your big day to start introducing Classic Blue. Stationery can be produced in any colour and Classic Blue works extremely well for invitations.

The darkness of Classic Blue means you can either pick it as the background colour or use it for the text on lighter paper. You could even mix up the two and send out blue invitations with gold text for the evening only, and cream paper with Classic Blue text for the whole day.

Something Blue

Every bride needs something blue when they say, “I do” and the colour of the year for 2020 makes this easy. There are many ways to incorporate Classic Blue into your bridal wear such as luxurious underwear, a garter or jewellery.

However, we think wearing a pair of statement shoes in Classic Blue creates a modern and on-trend look that is simply stunning. Whether it’s a pair of low kitten heels, ballet flats or stilettos, Classic Blue simply rocks!

Over To You!

We’ve given you just a few ideas about how Classic Blue can be incorporated into a wedding, but it’s such as versatile colour there are many more. From evening lighting to blue flowers in your bouquet, how many more can you think of?

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