We can thank Pantone Color Institute for researching all year long for the perfect hue to encapsulate the direction of a new decade. Beginning in 1999 (in efforts to calm Y2K worries for a new millennium), Pantone has always set the tone by using colors to engage and express ideas. (Read Time Magazine’s breakdown of the fascinating process of picking the color trend, including a throwback to an unforgettably epic monologue in the cult favorite The Devil Wears Prada.) With so many potential changes ahead of us, there is truly something comforting about ringing in 2020 with something classic, something tried and true–something blue.
So why is 2020 the year of Classic Blue? The color “highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation for which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era,” according to Laurie Prassman, Vice President of Pantone Color Institute. Indeed! If blues are reassuring, full of calm and confidence, then of course we are adding them to the table–our favorite place to build connections. We’ve always loved an ocean of blues for what they can represent: An emblem of heritage, both nostalgic and relatable (Blue and White China, anyone?), but also hugely contemporary (Hello, Mila Chairs and Lenox Summer Radiance China). Each reflective avenue implies you CAN sit with us.
There is a literal ocean of possibilities from deep indigo to serene sky blue that will be stirred by this trend forecast. We can’t wait to see how you bring it to life in your next event. After all, the best part of a classic is not about what you did in the past, but how you reinterpret it today. Cheers!
Image 1-2: Can you think of anything better than a bare table draped with a classic blue runner when the theme reflects caftans and cowboys? Missy RSVP Events creates luxurious layering evoking a vivid modernization proper for the 2nd anniversary of modern day Texas boot heirlooms Miron Crosby.
Place Setting: Kim Seybert Sahara Gold Charger, Marches Lenox Shaded of Ivory, Cutipol GOA Blue and Gold Flatware, Gold Floral Lace Stemware, Vintage Blue Goblets. Image courtesy of Missy RSVP featuring Proper Catering | Highland Park Village
Image 3: Shades of blue for a modern Marchesa bride when an all white wedding just won’t do. Image courtesy of Jordan Payne Collection featuring Acrylic Sticks.
Place Setting: Marches Lenox Shades of Blue
Image 4-5: A sleek yet happy take on the blues featuring our modern Mila Chair. Image courtesy of Charla Story featuring David Kimmel Designs, BBJ Linen, and The Modern Fort Worth.
Place Setting: Lenox Summer Radiance China Collection, Cutipol GOA Blue and Gold Flatware, Signature Gold Stemware, BBJ Linen
Image 6-7: Serene yet stunning place settings for an unforgettable night with loved ones. Image courtesy of The Redmans featuring Gro Designs.
Place Setting: Wood Beaded Charger, Mottahedeh Blue Lace Charger, Napoleon Dinner Plate, Marchesa Lenox Shades of Blue Bread and Butter Plate, Yamazaki Dynasty 24k Flatware, Elise Cut Crystal Flatware
Image 8: A night at the Ritz with deep hues and deeper conversation by Donnie Brown Weddings. Image courtesy of Kiss Me for Eternity featuring The Ritz Carlton Dallas for Brides of North Texas.
Place Setting: Mirror Scalloped Charger, Napoleon Dinner Plate, Uptown Flatware, Signature Platinum Stemware