Pantone have announced that their Colour of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue: an elegant hue which evokes simplicity. And we are totally in love.
Suggestive of the ocean and the midnight sky, the shade connotes a sense of peace and tranquillity. According to Pantone, it brings “laser like clarity”, so any Classic Blue accents are sure to instil a sense of calm for you and your guests as you tie the knot.
It’s a shade which will work perfectly at weddings in every season. In the summer, the hue will pop when paired with white and injections of yellow. Think long Mediterranean summers, hints of lemon and parties on the beach. In the winter, celestial-themed celebrations will see the shade come to life in a whole new way.
With Classic Blue being thrust into the limelight, it’s set to be a huge wedding trend for 2020. With that in mind, here are our favourite ways to include Classic Blue in your wedding, from your bridesmaids dresses to your stationery. Consider your “something blue” well and truly covered…
Classic Blue Wedding Stationery
We love these stylish blue and white wedding invitations by Rose, Paper, Scissors.
Thanks to their tile-print border, they’d be perfect for a destination wedding.
Acrylic wedding signs are a modern and stylish introduction to your big day for your wedding guests. A wedding welcome sign sets the tone for the rest of your celebration, so they’re a wedding stationery component worth investing in.
We love the Classic Blue paint which has been added to this welcome sign to contrast against the gold calligraphy.
If you want to soften your colour palette slightly, consider pairing Classic Blue with lighter blues.
We love this stationery set – particularly the colour pop envelopes!
Keep things simple and contemporary with these understated Classic Blue wedding invitations.
Packaged in pretty pink envelopes, they boast rose gold foil writing which is totally on-trend.
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We love these geode-inspired save the date cards.
They lend themselves to a whole variety of wedding themes and clearly display all the information your guests could ever need.
Is your love for your partner written in the stars?
We love the inclusion of the inspiring love quote at the top of these celestial-themed wedding invitations.
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Classic Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Ted Baker Abinaa Dress – £199
This bridesmaid dress is so luxe and would be perfect at a winter wedding.
Your girls will look effortlessly elegant as they walk down the aisle in this plush velvet one-shoulder design (which is also available in red, FYI).
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Debut at Debenhams Navy Button Through Maxi Dress – £41.30
When it comes to bridesmaid dresses on a budget, you can’t go far wrong with this Debenhams number.
Thanks to its floaty skirt and flutter sleeves, it’d work perfectly in every season.
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Reformation Winslow Dress – £275
How pretty is the Winslow dress by Reformation?
Available in a whole array of colours, it’s cut in a flattering wrap silhouette and features a sexy thigh split. Bridesmaid dress perfection.
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Debut at Debenhams Navy Multiway Maxi Dress – £89
Finding bridesmaid dresses which suit a variety of different body shapes and styles can be tricky, so choosing a multi-way dress like this one is a great idea.
Every one of your girls will be able to style it differently – with spaghetti straps, in a one-shoulder design or as a halterneck.
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Lipsy Halter Lace Dress – £60
The lace bodice on this long bridesmaid dress makes it the perfect choice for brides looking to keep things classic.
The halterneck style is universally flattering and the colour is to die for.
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Sistaglam Sequin Wrap Maxi Dress – £145
Go all-out glam with your bridesmaids dresses with this gorgeous embellished maxi dress from Sistaglam.
Perfect for a winter wedding, it features a wrap-front and long sleeves.
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Classic Blue Wedding Flowers
It can be quite difficult to incorporate blue into your wedding flowers, but this bride has done so beautifully.
We love the pops of blue within the bouquet paired with a Classic Blue ribbon to tie everything together. And who else spotted the groom’s lovely blue buttonhole?
Speaking of buttonholes, these Classic Blue buttonholes are lovely.
They’re tied together with scraps of blue ribbon, and the inclusion of thistles make them perfect for a woodland wedding.
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Keep things simple and accentuate your Classic Blue colour scheme with floral sprigs like these.
This bouquet would be the perfect addition to any vintage-themed wedding.
Include Classic Blue in all its different shades in your wedding bouquet as this bride has done.
The pairing of blue flowers and white roses is utterly enchanting.
Classic Blue Wedding Décor
Are you hosting a wedding by the sea? Your “something blue” will be covered if you choose these beautiful Classic Blue place names.
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If you’re on the hunt for alternative place card ideas that don’t waste paper, you’ll love this tile idea.
Displayed as part of an impressive installation, guests can find their own personalised tile which tells them their seat number. They also double up as beautiful wedding favours, so it’s a win-win!
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Gently nod towards Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020 by choosing Classic Blue glassware for your wedding table décor.
The subtle pops of the shade in the crockery also add to the sophisticated colour palette.
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Consider Classic Blue table cloths if you’d like to inject opulence into your wedding reception.
This combination of pink and blue works spectacularly well.
If you’re on the hunt for cheap wedding favour ideas, consider these sparkler wedding favours.
Set on a Classic Blue piece of card, they’re the sort of wedding favour that your guests will *actually* appreciate. Sparkler send-off incoming!
We’re always on the hunt for unique table plan ideas, and this beautiful design is up there with the best.
Perfect for a modern celebration, it stands on a rose gold easel and has been finished with a pretty bouquet of flowers.
Classic Blue Wedding Cakes
Can we talk about this geode wedding cake for a second? The gold star on the top of the cake is a motif which could be repeated throughout your wedding.
Or how about this celestial design? The icing is a mesmerising mix of Classic Blue, black, purple and gold while the dried flowers soften the design endlessly. We’re seriously impressed.
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This classic blue wedding cake would be perfect if you’re hosting a rustic wedding.
Your barn wedding venue is just screaming out to have this wedding cake take centre stage.
If you’ve opted for a fairy tale wedding in a country house wedding venue, this wedding cake would be a beautiful and classic choice.
You can’t go far wrong with a single tier wedding cake, not least because they cost less than their eight-tiered counterparts…
This classic blue wedding cake would work fabulously at a winter wedding against a jewel-tone colour palette. We love the cute wedding cake topper!
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Classic Blue Bridal Beauty Ideas
Blue eyeshadow doesn’t have to be reminiscent of your Grandma’s.
We’re obsessed with this subtle blue makeup look, achieved using an angled eyeshadow brush and a palette like this one.
If you don’t want to adopt a Classic Blue colour scheme but you do want to gently nod towards the Pantone Colour of the Year, paint your nails in the shade.
We love this long, matte nails – your “something blue” done right!
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How cute is this hair pin? Perfect for a festival-themed wedding, it includes flowers in Classic Blue and a pretty cornflower blue shade.
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If you’ve been inspired by Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020, check out how we used last year’s Living Coral.