Pantone Color Of The Year 2020: Classic Blue
One of our favorite parts of ushering in the new year is the much-awaited announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year 2020. For this year, the American color company went back to an old universal favorite: classic blue. The rich, calming shade offers a serene and stable feel to any visual design. It also carries a sense of the infinite because it’s inspired by the vast deep blue skies.
Incorporating Classic Blue into Your Wedding or Event
The Pantone Color of the Year 2020 takes into consideration the design community’s gradual shift to traditional styling. It’s all that’s familiar, stable, and reassuring, thus making it an excellent choice for weddings and an ideal option for other events.
The timeless hue is easy to use because there are so many ways you can incorporate blue into your event, from your party invites and table linens to your wedding entourage dresses and ring box. Flower decor is an especially good way to utilize the classic color. Blue blossoms look particularly chic and are not something you see every day.
Flower Varieties that Match the Pantone Color of the Year 2020
Blue flowers are not common, but the few that are available are quite stunning. Here are some plant varieties producing true blue blooms that you might want to consider for your floral decor.
Hyacinths are bulbous flowers with a fragrant scent. The spring blossoms feature upright leaves and spikes of star-shaped flowers in dozens of colors, including this year’s blue shade, along with white, red, peach, and lavender.
Once upon a time, cornflowers got their name from being found growing as a weed in cornfields. Now, they flourish in gardens. These beautiful, hardy blooms with ten trumpet-like petals offer up several indigo varieties such as the Blue Diadem and Jubilee Diadem.
A lovely perennial with clusters of blue flowers, bluestars start showing off their striking blooms in late spring to early summer.
Symbolizing an open heart, delphiniums are vibrant summer flowers that come in a fantastic array of blue colors.
Also known as ‘fairy thimbles,’ bellflowers are dainty bell- or star-shaped blossoms that show off in shades of purple and blue as well as pink and white. The pretty flowers are said to symbolize gratitude and humility.
These lovely flowers have a daisy-like appearance and come in a variety of sizes and colors, including pink, magenta, purple, and blue. They’re also called ‘frost flowers’ because florists typically use them in autumn and winter floral arrangements. Some of the blue-based varieties of asters include Sapphire Mist, Monch, and October Skies.
Gentians are flowers that have a wide range of blue shades. Not only are the blooms very pleasing to look at, but other parts of the plant are also believed to be effective as herbal medicine.
Bold and showstopping flowers, carnations are ruffled blooms that symbolize devoted love. The blue carnation variety doesn’t occur naturally and has only been around since 1997 when scientists genetically-engineered the purplish-indigo shade called ‘Moondust.’
One of the world’s favorite ornamental blossoms, hydrangeas, are globe-shaped flowers that are a staple in many gardens. These flowers have a unique connection with the type of soil they are grown in: more acidic soil produces blue blooms, while alkaline soil will result in pink flowers.
Columbines are bell-shaped perennials with delicate-looking petals that bloom in mid-spring. The sweet and airy-looking flowers—popular with bees, hummingbirds, and gardeners alike—have tall stalks and rounded leaves. They come in white, red, yellow, purple, pink, orange, and blue shades.
11. Blue Daisies
Also known as Felicia daisies, these cheerful flowers offer up vivid blue petals with brilliant yellow centers. They are usually seen in late spring up until autumn. Although the blue daisies have a fragile appearance, they are actually quite durable even when cut.
Suggestions for Using Classic Blue for Your Floral Decor
The deep blue shade of the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 matches well with many color palettes that we believe it will be a favorite for celebrations and among brides. Below are some color scheme ideas on how you can use the indigo hue:
1. Vibrant and festive.
The pairing of blue and orange has always been a classic. The warm tones of orange pop when paired with cool blue. You can also weave in other bright floral shades like yellow for a bolder effect.
2. Light and summery.
Blue flowers paired with blossoms of peach and coral tones give off a summery vibe that’s perfect for informal events and outdoor parties.
3. Quietly elegant.
A floral affair made up of blues, ivories, and whites bring a breathtaking and sophisticated feel to any venue.