Nothing says on-trend more than incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year into your special day. In fact, you can use it throughout your planning as well! Read on for ways to use Pantone’s Classic Blue in your wedding theme.

Pantone Color of the Year

The Pantone Color of the Year 2020 is 19-4052 Classic Blue. According to Pantone, “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” The color is elegant and simple — reminiscent of the sky at dusk.

Why Choose Classic Blue for My Wedding?

In a year that has been quite difficult, with the threat of COVID-19, social distancing, and uncertainty about planned events, a color that invokes calm, confidence, and connection is simply perfect. Using the color of the year also means you are on-trend and social media ready.

Where to Use the Blue Hue

Classic blue is dark enough to use as a background for your invitations and save the date cards. Print with white, silver, or gold ink for the most impact. Too much color for you? Try using it as your ink and envelope color.

Every bride needs “something blue,” so why not make it your shoes? Add the surprise of classic blue shoes to tie in the color to your wedding ensemble. Sapphires will elevate your jewelry look.

Flowers! Deep blue hydrangeas, delphinium, clematis, bellflowers, and bachelor buttons are some that we love. Mix them with white and lighter blues for a striking bouquet.

Most people look great in this universal shade of blue. Whether you go for the full blue tux or just use blue for the tie and boutonniere, the color will stand out.

When you’re choosing bridesmaids’ dresses, try something new. Give your bridesmaids a swatch of the color and set them loose! They can each choose a different dress in the same color for a unique bridal party look.

Classic blue is so versatile, you can add it to your cocktail napkins, wedding cake, centerpieces, and as a background in your photo booth!

Another Way to Embrace the Hue

If you like Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, but aren’t keen on using it as the only color in your wedding arsenal, consider using a palette that includes it. Pantone has created several gorgeous palette ideas that can be used for your wedding design. Explore these palettes — we’re partial to Desert Twilight — and consider how you might use the color harmonies in your bridal palette.

No matter how you choose to use it, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue, will give your special day a little something extra.


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