Did you hear? Pantone has just announced the prediction for colour of the year for 2020 and it’s Classic Blue. A timeless hue that is… well, classic!
“Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director. “Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the 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.” That sounds like a great choice for a wedding colour, doesn’t it?
There are so many ways you could use Classic Blue, into your wedding colours. Let’s start with invitations; ink, paper or ribbon and wax seals are all easy ways to add a pop of blue.
One of the most common ways to feature a colour is to use it for attire. Imagine blue heels peaking out from under your dress as you walk down the aisle, or boogie on the dance floor! How about blue suits, or Bridesmaids/ Groomswomen’s dresses, Flower Girls’ dresses? We really loved this blue suit with blue floral patterned shirt.
Talk to your baker about colourful French macarons, a blue painted cake and cookies (edible paint), or a blue icing drip.
If full on blue tablecloths is more dramatic than you’d like, try a more subtle approach with table runners and napkins. A contrasting menu or blue tinted glassware also have a big impact on your tablescape.
Coloured uplighting will instantly transform the room, with minimal effort and cost. Add small details such as a hint of blue in your signature drink, and throw pillows on some soft seating to carry the look throughout. It’s all about the details, as they say, my lovelies!
While florals are usually an impactful place to add colour, with blue this is super tricky. It’s not a colour that occurs naturally in flowers very often. So, with very few blue flowers to start with, throw in limitations of seasonal blooming and it gets tricky.
We recommend using blooms in other colours from your palette, which just coordinate with the blue, or maybe add a blue ribbon on your bouquet. If you’re dead set on adding touches of blue to your bouquet though, ask your Florist about thistle, certain succulents or silver brunia have a slight blue tinge to them.
After a couple of really bold choices from Pantone over the past few years, we can understand why they might believe a colour like Classic Blue will gain popularity next. It’s certainly not as bold or bright as last year’s bold Living Coral, or the previous bright hue of Ultra Violet. (Not that a challenge ever stopped us!)
We want to know what your thoughts are. Do you love it or was this choice for colour of the year too safe? Will you be incorporating Classic Blue into your wedding colour palette? Let us know in the comments below.
Planner, Designer: Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
(others are listed by photo)
Laser Cut Invitation Suite: Create Love Design | Photographer: Kristi Sneddon Photography
Macarons: Ollia Tea and Macarons | Photographer: Guenard Photography
Navy Cake, Macarons and Cookies: Cake Bake Shoppe | Photographer: Chic and Grace Photography
Blue Suit with Patterned Shirt: Espy Experience | Photographer: Juan + Angie Photography
Blue Suit with Maroon Tie: Indochino | Photographer: Kristi Sneddon Photography
Blue Heels: Badgley Mischka | Photographer: Jackie Duncan Photography
Blue Dress Photographer: Mylyn Wood
Navy Napkins, Glassware: Great Events Rentals | Photographer: Chic and Grace Photography
Navy Glassware: Modern Luxe Rentals, Cake Topper Macarons: Pretty Sweet Bakeshop
Bouquet with Thistle: Willow Flower Co. | Photographer: Juan + Angie Photography