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Pantone 2020 Color of the Year Classic Blue Wedding Inspiration

January 17, 2020 4 min read

Pantone 2020 Color of the Year Classic Blue Wedding Inspiration

For the last 20 years, the color technology experts at PANTONE® have crowned a color as their flagship "Color of the Year". To ring in the new decade, they have selected Classic Blue as the face of 2020.

PANTONE® tells us that “(Classic Blue)... highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

Unlike last year’s Living Coral, Classic Blue is less of an accent color; it demands to be the center of attention. This makes it a little more difficult to pair with other colors than previous Pantone selections, but it’s a solid choice nonetheless! It is “classic”, after all.

To make finding your “something blue” easy, we’ve hand-picked our favorite Classic Blue wedding images and ideas. Keep reading for inspiration on wedding bouquets, bridesmaids dresses, stationary, wedding cakes and of course, rings. Pin your favorites on your Wedding Board on Pinterest!


Classic Blue Wedding Color Palettes

As a strong primary color, Classic Blue looks best in palettes that include muted secondary colors, neutrals, pastels, and lots of white! Have a look at some of our favorite palettes featuring Classic Blue:

Classic Blue & White Wedding

We'll start our list with the minimalist look: blue and white. This nontraditional dress comes from Frances Miranda, and the cake was found on Mackenzie Horan's blog. By Invitation Only Designs created the oriental-themed invitations.

This three-stone sapphire and diamond wedding band maintains a minimalist style with subtle accents.

The wavy profile of this blue and white mokume gane ring complements the swirling pattern in the blue mixed metal.

Blue, Gold, and White Wedding

This gorgeous blue and gold wedding cake was crafted by Bellaria Cake Design. Light up the reception with these festive lanterns!

A meteorite inlay gives this white gold and blue sapphire ring a space-inspired twist.

A square-profile mokume and gold wedding band is a perfect choice for him.

Blue, Coral, And Ivory Wedding

Go for a balanced look with a peach, blue, and ivory palette. These beautiful flowers are from the Roses and Dreams Etsy shop.

This deer antler wedding band features rose gold and lapis lazluli inlays.

The more feminine rose gold wedding band features a partial blue box elder wood inlay.

Blue, White, and Mint Green Wedding

Amanda Priscilla Photography captured this beautiful blue and green wedding. F as in Flowers provided a beautiful bridal boquet.

A crushed sapphire and jade ring is an option to bring a subtle green color into your wedding jewelry.

If you’re looking for a simple wedding band, try a gem alloy and titanium design.

Blue, Gray, and White Wedding

For a more modern look, combine steely gray tones with blue and accent with white. This modern suit was photographed by Cory Ryan. Include bright metals like titanium and tungsten in your wedding jewelry for a sparkling, stunning style.

These sandblasted titanium wedding bands combine blue box elder and metallic Gibeon meteorite for a sleek look that’s out of this world.

Say “I do” with this tension-set blue sapphire engagement ring, which is decorated with meteorite inlays.


Blue Wedding Bouquets

Tie the wedding party together with matching blue floral accessories.

Ivory Roses, White Lilies, Green Orchids, and Blue Orchids are featured in this floral collection.

This handmade bouquet is crafted by hand with polymer clay made to resemble freesias, white tulips, and ivory roses.

Artificial blue roses and an assortment of green accent blossoms give this blue bouquet a fresh, lively look.


Blue Wedding Table Settings

Your wedding's theme is about more than the attire and accouterments. Bringing your wedding's color theme to the table settings helps create a memorable experience!

These simple floral patterned napkins from Target add a touch of color to an otherwise minimalist table setting.

This intricate blue and white dish combination pairs beautifully with gold silverware.


Blue Wedding Invitations And Stationery

Make a memorable first impression with color coordinated blue wedding invitations. Set the stage for your big day by integrating your color theme into the design with an invitation designer, or design your own invitations with image assets from artists online.

These customized invitations and menus from Epitome Papers feature an elegant combination of both printed and handwritten script.

For larger guest lists on a budget, designing your own invitations may be the better option. Use vector image packs from artists on Etsy to get started!


Blue Wedding Cakes

Like the invitations, the cake is something everyone will see and enjoy. There's no shortage of edible decorations available, so incorporating blue and your chosen accent color has never been easier!

Go for a more minimalist look with this indigo two-tier cake from Sugarbee Sweets.

This four-tier wedding cake from award-winning Lisa Notley Cake Design features floral accents and a unique metallic finish.


Classic Blue Bridesmaids Dresses

Lastly, the most obvious way to bring the 2020 color of the year into your wedding is with the wardrobe. These indigo blue bridal dress designs show how a variety of shades can make your bridal party really shine.


Bringing Classic Blue into your decorations, wardrobe, flowers, and jewelry can create a stylish and elegant energy to your big day. For more inspiration, visit our Pinterest board featuring blue wedding inspiration.


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