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Pantone Colour of 2020 - Classic Blue

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

Last night Pantone anounced their colour of 2020. That colour is 'Classic Blue' and Pantone feel it is a colour that represents, reassurance, confidence and connection!

We all embrace blue in our lives. We love to see a clear blue sky in the summer and there is nothing better than a still blue lake or watching the waves crash in the bluest of seas.

Who hasn't already got a pair of blue denim jeans in their wardrobe? So the colour is already familiar and comforting in a world of dispute and instability.

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash

Classic blue is used in decor with great effect. A Mediterranean feel is easily achieved if you pair it with crisp white like these shutters below.

Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Unsplash

Used within interiors classic blue can give a cool, modern feel or if used with a range of textures and accents it can feel extremely oppulent, I personally feel it's a very versatile colour.

Photo by Štefan Štefančík on Unsplash

If you are not brave enough to embrace a whole room in Classic Blue then an accent like a front door or a feature wall can update your house without going totally OTT.

Photo by Alice Butenko on Unsplash

Photo by Mateo Burles on Unsplash

So how can we incorporate Classic Blue into our 2020 weddings? Well you can go the whole distance and wear a blue dress or suit.

Classic Blue has been a really popular colour for suits for a few years now so there is plenty of choice out their for the boys. One groom I worked with recently had the most awesome blue suede shoes to add that extra pop to his wedding outfit and I designed a cake in the same colours to match those very shoes! However, if you are not so brave maybe a blue bridesmaid dress or a blue bouquet would add that splash of colour more subtly.

Classic Blue wedding suit - photo Vicky Clayson Photography. Dress Fiona Elizabeth Couture

Photo Vivki Clayson Photography. Dress by Fiona Elizabeth Couture. Concept

Blue suede wedding shoes
Hand painted New YorK Skyline Wedding Cake in Classic Blue to match the groom's shoes

If you are feeling more adventurous on your wedding day why not try an amazing head piece like the one by Kate at

Flowers by Photo Marni V Photography Model Jenny O Sullivan Dress Legend Bridal

So this brings us to your wedding cake. Blue is not normally a colour associated with food. Because of this a blue wedding cake always has a big impact. Teamed with gold it can look opulent.

Urban Cakehouse _ Classic Blue & Gold Wedding Cake

One of my favourite wedding and event stylists Zoey O’brien of has been using classic blues in her styling for the past year or so. Her table setting always look luxurious and I love adding a wedding cake to her set ups. This concrete cake had a pale blue tier to co-ordinate with her blue table styling.

Cake - Urban Cakehouse. Styling - Bespoke Events & Styling. Lights - Peter Lockwood Events

Blue and Gold Tablescape - Bespoke Events & Styling

A blue velvet tablecloth is a fabulous base for any colour wedding tablescape.

Styling Bespoke Events and Styling. Flowers Perfect Bouquet Full of Flowers

For a more Urban look wafer paper with original artwork was used on this blue wedding cake to give texture and depth.

Photo _ Ed Robinson Clearspace Photography. Art by Wendy Carlton. Styling Bespoke Events and Styling. Wedding Cake - Urban Cakehouse

If you don’t fancy a blue wedding cake how about having wedding favours with a blue theme. These macarons or fortune cookies also make a great addition to your desert table or wedding cake table with just a nod to this year’s colour.

Classic Blue and Gold Macarons - Urban Cakehouse
Classic Blue and Gold Fortune Cookies - Urban Cakehouse

Blue Macarons and Fortune cookies - Urban Cakehouse

A galaxy themed wedding showcases Classic Blue using it within the tablescape decor and the wedding cake and favours.

Styling - This Will be Forever. Outfit - Fiona Elizabeth Couture. Cake - Urban Cakehouse. Cupcakes - V Bakes. Bouquet - CRZyBest

Styling - The Wedding Alchemist. Concept CRZYBest

I’ve also seen requests for blue birthday cakes increase this year. This fault line cake with it’s matching wave cake popsicles and macarons were requested by an 18 year old who was obviously in the know about future trends!

Blue faultline birthday cake _ Urban Cakehouse

Planet Birthday Cake _ Urban Cakehouse

So I hope I’ve given you a few hints and tips on how to add Classic Blue to your wedding. If you would like a Classic Blue wedding cake (or any other colour wedding cake) please send me an email.

I'd love to help you design your perfect wedding cake.

Lisa x



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