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Why Pantone’s 2020 Colour of The Year Classic Blue Is Wedding-Perfect

  |  By Alison McGill
An Intimate Gold & Navy Wedding In British Columbia - tablescapes Photography by Joanna Moss Photography as seen in this real wedding.

Finding that something blue for your wedding can sometimes be a challenge, but with Pantone naming Classic Blue it’s Color of the Year for 2020 it’s a shade that will be on everyone’s radar and a cinch to work into your wedding day.

According to the Pantone Color Institute, Classic Blue is “imprinted on our psyches as a restful colour; it brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge." It’s a timeless and enduring hue, elegant in its simplicity.

Photography by Joanna Moss Photography as seen in this real wedding.

We spoke to Lexi Haslam, event planner and principal at Lexington And Co. in Toronto, for her thoughts on why Classic Blue is a super-fresh and fabulous wedding shade for 2020. "This colour is warm," she shares. "Classic Blue is not too bright or too pale which means is perfect to mix with both warm and cool tones," Haslam says. There are many ways it can be incorporated into weddings including napkins, linens, florals and candles. "I love a hint of colour in candles and balancing that out with similar colour in the stationery and napkins. Although I love the beauty of natural looking flowers, spray painting dry florals and creating interesting palettes when a specific palette is desired is very trendy and unique and a perfect way to play with Classic Blue."

Haslam suggests the most modern way to incorporate Classic Blue into your decor is to pair it with neutral shades—coffee colours, taupes and creams. Blue on blue is also an option that is gorgeous and creates a rich monochrome look. "I would advise steering clear of pairing blue with bright whites if these are the only two colours you are using. For me it translates to an instant nautical vibe and feels less warm and a little less organic. When I create a space I find myself drawn more to earth tones and elegance, which is why Classic Blue is so fantastic; it plays so beautifully with neutrals!"

Beyond decor, here are some other fun ways to incorporate Classic Blue into your wedding day!

Dessy bridesmaid dress in Classic Blue.

Tiffany & Co. sapphire and diamond ring.

Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palette.

Manolo Blahnik blue velvet jewelled pumps.

Ciaté London nail polish in Pool Party.

Le Creuset French Oven and trivet in Blueberry.


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