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Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue Wedding Inspiration

It’s 2020, and we are finally back into the swing of things in the New Year. And with a new calendar year always comes a new Pantone color. This year it’s the timeless hue of Classic Blue. I scoured the blog looking for ways you can incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 into your wedding palette. Enjoy our selections and happy planning!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Classic weddings are always in style. That is one reason I am loving the choice made this year by Pantone. Blue is classic and is easily blended with a plethora of other hues as you will see. But you may have a few questions first!

What is Pantone Color?

That is a great question and one that is often asked. Who is Pantone, and what right do they have to proclaim what color is in style? Ha! I feel the same way. Pantone has long held the industry standards for color names and formulations. Plus, they are aware of what is trending in the way of color.

No matter how to choose to incorporate this choice by Pantone – clothing, glassware, invitations – we can all agree that it’s a gorgeous tone to include on your big day. Just take a peek!

How can I incorporate Pantone Blue?

Have your guys wear blue suiting.

If you are tired of black or charcoal, blue is a great option for suiting for the groom and groomsmen in your life! It’s a softer way to make a bold statement. This subtle shift in color can really make a high impact on your Virginia wedding day. No matter what color you pair it with, it is a nice backdrop for whatever you want to match with it.

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Incorporate it creatively into your reception elements.

The reception can be a great way to include Classic Blue into your wedding. Think glassware (so stunning!), napkins, candles, tablecloths, and cocktails. It’s a subtle way to give a nod to the hue while keeping true to the colors you want to include at your wedding.

Using the Pantone color of the year isn’t necessarily a “go big or go home” type of situation. You really can use it in small ways!

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Use ultra-subtle touches in ribbon.

It’s perfectly ok if you don’t want to fully commit to Pantone blue! Using it in the most delicate ways can be fun. Sometimes subtle is best.

It can be utilized as a boutonniere ribbon or aisle marker ribbon. You can even use it in the guy’s ties (which we know isn’t ribbon, but it’s still long and skinny!).

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Use the Pantone color of the year before (or after) your big day.

Invitations and bridesmaid robes are fabulous ways to add Classic Blue without letting it change the tone of your Virginia wedding day.

Choose blue lettering instead of gray or black and wear (or gift your bridesmaids!) a robe that uses the hue in a gorgeous way. You can even send your guests along with a favor that uses the tone.

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photos: Erin Tetterton Photography

Have your bridesmaids wear Classic Blue gowns.

As we’ve said, blue goes with pretty much everything. It’s no wonder that the tone has long been popular for bridesmaid dresses – even when it’s not a wedding color.

Blue provides a lovely, neutral backdrop for flowers so that they really pop! Check out some of the choices below.

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So what are your thoughts on the Pantone Color of the Year 2020?

Do you love Classic Blue? Are you planning on incorporating it on your wedding day? No matter how you choose to make it a part of your big day, the tone is such a lovely hue to set other colors against. It really is neutral with panache. Happy Virginia wedding planning and using blue!

  • Deborah - I just got engaged last month and this post is perfect for me! I did think of having blue as one of our wedding colors so this was great inspiration!

  • Nataly - I just love this color! There are so many fun ways to incorporate blue into a wedding. I really love the vibrant cobalt blue the best.

  • Azanique Rawl - Classic blue is absolutely my favorite so I am SO here for this color of the year. I love the pops of blue in the floral arrangements and suits!

  • Kileen - This is so awesome! Blue is my favorite color because I feel like it can go with so many different outfits and other colors! And it is so easy on the eyes!!

  • Stephanie Whitman - I have been 100% crazy about this particular Pantone color, and the way you highlighted it within wedding culture is just spectacular. I liked that it wasn’t a forced thing – that the subtle touches were acceptable as well – but it also looks great as a bridesmaid dress or a groomsman suit. There’s so many fantastic ways to incorporate this beautiful color, and I think you found them all! Great ideas!

  • Jennifer - Thank you! I think it’s a hue that is easy to incorporate, too. It’s a refreshing color for sure!

  • Tara Fuller - I love the blues – it’s always such a beautiful color and is so easy to incorporate into wedding colors. I really like the little ribbon addition, that’s so clever!

  • Ashley R - All of this is just gorgeous. I’m loving how the color pops. I love it so much!

  • Nicole Flint - I love blue in weddings! When I was in my brother’s wedding a couple of years ago, the bridesmaids wore blue gowns and the men wore blue ties. It was beautiful.

  • Taylor Mobley - This blue is SO beautiful!!!! I love it!

  • Megan Elliott - What a beautiful shade of blue! It goes so well with so many other colors too.

  • Lily - I was never really attracted to blues, but over the last couple of years it’s been a favorite. Especially navy blues, love them!

  • Caitlin - Gosh, I just ADORE this color! What a fab blue!

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