20 Ways to Use the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Find out how to incorporate this classic shade in your wedding décor.

For over 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute has selected the "Color of the Year" – meant to be a symbol of the new year to come. The 2020 Color of the Year has been announced as Classic Blue. Chosen for its ability to instill calm, confidence, and connection, the Color Institute shares that the hue highlights the desire for a stable and dependable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era – a perfect sentiment for a wedding day. The Pantone Color Institute describes the shade as restful, elegant in its simplicity, and bringing a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit.

Blue has always been a popular option for smaller wedding details – for those following the "something blue" tradition; however, with this new announcement, we'll likely see more wedding décor featuring the classic hue. For brides and grooms who wish to incorporate this shade into their fête, we've gathered a number of ways to do so below. Start from the very beginning with an engagement ring featuring a sapphire, emblazon paper goods with blue calligraphy, where "something blue" shoes, and implement the shade throughout your décor by way of linens, florals, lighting, and more.

View 20 wedding ideas inspired by Classic Blue, the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, below! To see more from each of these real weddings, click on your favorite photos! 

1. Engagement Ring
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Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; Planning & Design by Emily Clarke Events

2. Wedding Calligraphy
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Photo by Mallory Dawn Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Venue: Vibiana

3. Welcome Box Ribbon
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Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

4. Invitations & Paper Goods
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Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Invitations by Lehr and Black; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

5. Wedding Shoes
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Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer

6. Wedding Dress Details
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Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Bridal Salon: Dimitra’s Bridal Couture

7. Bridesmaid Dresses
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Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

8. Groom's Attire
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Photo by Kaylie Plummer Photography

9. Ring Bearer Attire
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Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

10. Bouquet
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Photo by Christian Oth Studio

11. Ceremony Décor
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Photo by Kristen Shultz

12. Escort Card Table
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Photo by Maya Myers Photography; Floral Design by Lilla Bello; Planning & Design by Sterling Engagements

13. Outdoor Wedding Décor
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Photo by Bryan Miller Photography

14. Wedding Lounge
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Photo by Brett Hickman Photographers; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina

15. Reception Drinkware
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Photo by Heather Rowland & Thisbe Grace; Linens by Nüage Designs; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

16. Reception Linens
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Photo by Joel & Justyna; Planning & Design by KA Mariage

17. Wedding China
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Photo by The Day by Ira Lippke

18. Reception Lighting
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Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

19. Wedding Centerpiece
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Photo by Joel & Justyna; Planning & Design by KA Mariage

20. Wedding Cake
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Photo by Fitz Carlile Photography; Venue: Vibiana

If you preferred Pantone's "Color of the Year" from years past, gather inspiration from 2015's Marsala2016's Rose Quartz and Serenity2017's Greenery2018's Ultra Violet, and 2019's Living Coral selections.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy