Go Beyond Pastels with a Bold Color Palette, Courtesy of Pantone's Color of the Year 2020

Breathe fresh air into your wedding color scheme with a dash of classic blue, featuring gold accents.
Written by
Taylor Boettcher


Spring/Summer 2020

Classic gold mixed with royal blue takes traditional tones to new heights of style. Something old, something new, something borrowed … now get that blue, courtesy of Classic Blue, Pantone’s color of 2020. “This is for the bride who has a strong sense of style, who is looking for a dramatic and sophisticated color approach and who wants to make a statement,” says Rene Kraus of Fete Perfection, who conceived and styled this spread. “For spring and summer 2020, I’m so interested in bold color, going beyond the traditional whites and pastels. The mix of royal blue and white, with gold accents, is at once distinctive, classy and memorable.”

1. Glitz Factor
Go ahead, mix metallics for an exciting, fresh look. Audacious jewelry pieces by Stephanie Lake complement traditional or modern sensibilities to suit your style.

2. Sweet & Stylish
“Don’t be afraid to bring color into your cake as well,” Kraus advises. A Cocoa & Fig creation, this sophisticated blue bombshell makes its mark with geometric linework and marbling. The gold flake detailing on the top tier seamlessly ties together the metallic theme.

3. Stationery That Shines
“Remember that your announcement and other stationery items really set the tone of your big day,” Kraus says. This Katie Murphy Stationery suite, with bold lines and a hint of shimmer, is right on trend.

4. If the Shoe Fits
If it’s all in the details, then accessories are a pivotal part of your big day. The clean lines of Lola Cruz heels pair with most dress styles, while bold bangles by Stephanie Lake add glam, at home in a classic or modern silhouette.

5. Tangled Up in Blue
“The loose, airy bouquet is lush without being too much,” says Kraus of this glorious Martha’s Gardens arrangement. It complements the modern details, adding a dash of nature.

6. Courses in Contrast
“Treat your guests to a rich, glamorous table setting—they will feel so special!” says Kraus. Linen Effects creates a show-stopping tabletop that perfectly balances the gleam of gold with the whimsical pattern of a toile table runner.


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