Recently, Pantone has announced the colour of the year 2020, totally disregarding all the reform shades and returning to the classics. Next year everything will be draped in blue, for as they say the timeless and enduring blue hue is elegant in its simplicity.
When describing the shade Pantone emphasises that the colour is like the sky at dusk, darker than sky blue but lighter than midnight blue. In stark contrast to the previous vibrant colours such as “Living Coral” and “Ultra Violet” the ambiance rather symbolizes calmness and peace. Leatrice Eiseman the Pantone Colour Executive Director explains
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of consistency and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.”
In the wedding world blue is not a new colour, in fact blue has enjoyed a symbolic significance for many years, yet is it always good to draw from the classics and daringly reach for strong, distinctive colours. So, inspired by the Colour of the Year we would like to share some ideas how to embrace this colour in the details of your wedding, in setting the tone of your day. We hope you too will fall in love with classic blue as much as we did!
Whether its flowers, happiness arches, tablecloths, serviettes, inviting lounges, seating cards, greeting signs, or any other details choosing blue is guaranteed to give you the edge.
Break out from the natural colours reign, and choose blue print! Match classic blue with gold, silver, mauve, bordeau, or marsala for an even more elegant effect.
Forget-me-nots, anemone, hydrangea, morning glory, squill, passion flowers, lavender, blue harebell, globe thistle, delphinium, jacinth, Japanese mahonia, windflower, eryngo, and Irish ivy are just a few examples of how many ways nature uses blue to playfully paint the flowers.
The cake doesn’t have to be an overwhelming unnatural blue, there are many natural ingredients giving a blue result. In addition there are many decorative elements to decorate a natural coloured cake, from the flowers composing your bouquet to a wide range of fruits such as blueberries, blue grapes, figs, plums, blackberries and sloes.
What about a romantic unforgettable night ceremony? The trees around you can be decorated with atmospheric lighting too.
Put up your hand if you don’t know the Carrie Bradshaw blue Manolo shoes. Exactly. The “something blue” tradition has never had such scope at a wedding, so feel empowered to reach for more extravagant accessories.
Dress in blue!
A blue wedding dress? And why not? Have a look at some ideas from our Daalarna repertoire!