Pantone colour of the year 2020 — incorporate classic blue in your winter wedding

Every year, colour experts Pantone name their favourite shade. For 2020, the chosen colour is ‘Classic Blue’. As @pantone says, “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Incorporating this beautiful colour into your winter wedding will help ensure your day is right on-trend.

Cool shades for winter weddings

Blue is the perfect colour scheme for a winter wedding. Cool, calming and stylish, this classic shade can be used to give your day a fantastic aesthetic and a unique, contemporary look. Use the blue to unify your accessories, your outfits and your décor. This will help to bring your wedding together and give your day an elegant look.


Start your colour scheme as you mean to go on by using Classic Blue in your wedding invitations. Use the blue as your main colour and have gold or silver writing to contrast with the dark, luxurious background. Alternatively, use the tone sparingly throughout your wedding stationery to give your guests just a hint of what your colour scheme is going to be.

Classic blue flowers

While flowers probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of blue accessories, there are some beautiful blue blooms out there. Cornflowers, irises, hydrangeas and delphiniums all come in lovely shades of blue. Ask your florist which flowers will be available during your wedding month and plan your floral display around this beautiful shade.

Table settings

If you’ve chosen a colour theme for your wedding, your table settings will need to be in keeping. Choose Classic Blue vases for your centrepieces, your candles or your tablecloths. Use contrasting colours like silver, white, red or gold to create depth and variety in your displays. Avoid going overboard with your blue theme as, while it’s a beautiful shade, too much of a good thing can be counterproductive.


There are a number of ways to incorporate Classic Blue into your wedding outfits. You could go all out with blue suits for the groomsmen and blue dresses for the bridesmaids. Alternatively, you could make your theme a little more subtle and opt for blue buttonholes for the men and blue accessories for the women. Having the colour dotted through your wedding outfits will help the bridal party to match the décor at your venue and ensure your whole day has a stunning, unified aesthetic and a stylish feel.

Cool, contemporary and eye-catching, a Classic Blue colour scheme could be the perfect choice for your winter wedding. Find out more, and learn about our venues and the services we offer, by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team today.

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