Every year the color experts at Pantone announce what they have deemed as the “Color of the Year.” The annual color choice ranges in hue and popularity, with some years’ announcements being met with more colorful reactions than others. To celebrate a new decade, Pantone announced that they would be ringing in 2020 with Classic Blue.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” shares Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. ” 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. . . PANTONE 19-4052 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.”
Pantone’s selection for the 2020 Color of the Year is one that seems to be made just for the wedding industry. Expand your thinking with these ideas for a Classic Blue Color of the Year wedding. One thing’s for sure, this will be the easiest year to check off your “something blue.”
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One of the easiest ways to add a pop of color to your wedding, no matter what color you choose, is to paint it on your nails. Manicures and pedicures are an effortless way to express yourself and can incorporate as much of the color you choose, from subtle colored French tips and accent nails to full manicures on long acrylics.
Make a head-turning entrance into your wedding ceremony in head-to-toe blue. If a bold statement isn’t your speed, try a white gown with Classic Blue embellishments.
Incorporate Late Loved Ones
Having a wedding can be a bittersweet occasion if lost loved ones are missing from your celebration. Keep them close to your heart with a swatch of something they owned that’s Classic Blue stitched into your dress or jumpsuit. Another option is to add tiny frames or locket charms with the photos of those who have passed and tie them around your bouquet with a solemn blue ribbon.
Classic Blue is the perfect color for classic pieces. Show off your something blue as a sash with your wedding dress, keep it hidden in the form of a garter, or give just a peek with your shoes as you walk down the aisle.
Pantone may claim they’re different shades, but we think that sapphires and blue topaz come pretty close to being Classic Blue, not that you need any excuse to wear bling. Blue topaz and sapphire stones can be worn in several ways from stud earrings to statement necklaces to brooches.
Get the bridal party in on the color scheme with Classic Blue bridesmaid dresses. Have everyone wear matching gowns, rock the color in different styles, or have only one member wear a Classic Blue dress and create a colorful gradient from there.
Classic Blue eye shadow will create a stunning look you’ll never forget. Your bold eye will leave you feeling glam and fabulous, which is the way everyone deserves to feel on their big day. If a bold eye look is out of the norm for you, go for a subtle hint of blue liner or a coat of blue mascara for an extra pop.
Want in on the 2020 color trend but already have other wedding colors picked out? Get Classic Blue robes or flannel shirts for your crew and snap photos of everyone getting ready in the matching color.
Suits and Tuxedos
Classic Blue is a regal wedding color, making it a classic choice for tuxedos. If a blue suit is too much color, opt for a colorful tie or cumberbund to round out a black tuxedo look.
Even the youngest wedding attendants can get in on the Pantone fun! Dress up your flower girls, ring bearers, junior attendants, and other little helpers in blue.
Classic Blue can be incorporated into your wedding paper suite, no matter what style of invitation you’re going for. Make it the primary color, or use it as a subtle accent color or color for the font you choose.
Blue may not be the most common floral color, but it can be a gorgeous addition to bouquets. Hydrangeas, delphiniums, and asters are just a handful of blue flowers that look great in bouquets.
Give each guest their own something blue by setting the table with linens, chargers, napkin rings or even utensils in the popular hue.
Whether you go the route of traditional paper tent place cards or something more creative, blue backdrops offer a lot of options for typography colors as metallics pair perfectly with the richness of Classic Blue. Geodes are a fantastic solution for incorporating several shades of blue into your color palette and give your guests a special keepsake to take home.
Candles, linens, dancefloor appliques, lighting, floral arrangements, furniture, the opportunities for a Pantone-inspired reception are endless. Decorate your space with this 2020 color for a seamless look.
Bite into a piece of Pantone with a Classic Blue cake. The deep, sky-like color offers a variety of ways to decorate the empty canvas of a wedding cake. Celestial inspiration, geode creation, gold-leaf designs, it will be hard to choose just one. Good thing cakes can have several tiers!
Jump in on the Pantone trend and rock the color to whatever wedding or event you attend in 2020, making you fashionable all year. Not sure where to find the perfect Classic Blue? Rent the Runway has a myriad of colorful looks to choose from like this Venette Velvet dress.
What do you think? Will you be adopting the Color of the Year into your wedding, or skipping the Classic Blue altogether?