Something Borrowed, Something Classic Blue: Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Something Borrowed, Something Classic Blue: Pantone Color of the Year 2020
January 07, 2020

The start of a new decade calls for a time to rebuild and refresh. That’s why the Pantone color of the year for 2020, Classic Blue, is the perfect hue to keep us grounded. It’s timeless, calming, and reassuring. As Leatrice Eiseman from Pantone beautifully expresses, “Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation.”

Colors define experiences and feelings. As wedding professionals, we know that every shade of color speaks volumes. This Classic Blue is honest, simple, and brings a sense of ease and safety. What’s even more wonderful about this relaxing hue, is the versatility and striking elegance that it can add to a wedding! With the Aisle Planner Design Studio, you can embark on a colorful journey edged in Classic Blue, explore new ideas, get inspired, and play with every combination in a color palette to make your couples feel like they are floating in the sky just before dusk.


With Classic Blue the possibilities are endless. This color can be bold and subtle. It can be used as an accent color or as the main event. In the Design Studio you can create an Inspiration Board to help your couple figure out what aesthetic and mood best fits their vision. Deciding the color palette for a wedding is the first big decision that will inspire everything else. The Design Studio allows you to easily create a visually stunning Color Palette. Here are some ways that you can imagine and pair Classic Blue.

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Classic Blue & More Blues

Classic Blue is a deeper shade of blue that can complement a medley of other shades of blue. The world is your oyster and blues are so in. This rich blue offers a vibrant contrast to softer blues and even grays. Cohesive but mismatched bridesmaid dresses in several shades of blue, or blue cutlery and candles, would be a darling way to really make a splash and use this color palette.

Classic Blue Color Palette
Classic Blue Mood Board


Classic Blue & Gold

Gold will add a touch of regal elegance to Classic Blue. Maybe your couple is artsy and wants to go with a Van Gogh’s Starry Night theme! This transcending painting is gorgeous not only for its detail but because of its splendid blues and golds. Classic Blue and Gold are ideal colors to elevate a wedding look and make the ultimate impression. You can find various ways to Incorporate Classic Blue into your décor, such as:

  • Accessories
  • Invitations
  • Place Cards
  • Flowers
  • Dinnerware
  • Chairs
  • Linen
  • Desserts
Blue and Gold Color Palette
Classic Blue and Gold Mood Board


The AP Design Studio allows you to Personalize Your Planning and makes for an optimal space for collaboration. You can upload your own images or choose from the hundreds of beautiful images curated by other pros. Give it a try and explore more ways to use Classic Blue and create your own lovely palettes. We offer a step by step tutorial video if you’re new to the Design Studio. May your 2020 be prosperous and Classic Blue!


About the Author

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Karina Trejo Melendez
Aisle Planner, Sr. Content Manager
Karina is a Mexican writer and English professor. She is passionate about celebrating love, culture, diversity, and community and takes pride in bringing those values into her work as the Sr. Content Manager for Aisle Planner's Editorial Team. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and worked in various roles in copywriting and editorial publishing before she came into her current role.