The pantone colour institute
Wedding colour trends are no doubt influenced by The pantone colour institute. Who announced that its 2020 Colour of the Year is PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. “A deep blue shade that’s at once comforting and relatable“. They continue to describe it as “timeless and enduring and elegant in its simplicity”. For over 20 years, Pantone’s colour of the year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, as well as product packaging, graphic design and weddings.
Wedding colour trends
We have seen blue themes fast becoming the wedding colour trend for 2020 and 2021. We just love those dreamy words that the pantone colour institute used to describe the colour. For us they invoke all thing weddings “timeless, enduring and elegant in its simplicity”. Many couples we have met with recently have chosen shades of blue as part of their wedding colour theme. Whether it be navy suits for the groomsmen or soft pastel blue bridesmaids’ dresses. Blue is definitely becoming popular! AND what could be more perfect than to tick one of the timeless wedding traditions off your list “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something……….BLUE.
We love the calmness of soft shades of blue. It is no surpirse that is has becoming a popular wedding colour trend. Although there are not a huge variety of naturally blue flowers, they are enough to combine with neutral coloured flowers and foliage for a subtle elegant touch. Some of our favourite soft blue flowers include hydrangeas, delphiniums, nigella and thistles. Eucalyptus is a very popular addition to weddings with this colour palette, as has lovely soft silver/blue hue rather than a dark green foliage. Pastel pinks also compliment navy perfectly. If the groomsmen are wearing navy suits, then a pastel blush pink rose buttonhole looks quite dreamy!
Last August Ami & Thomas married at Hutton Hall, Essex. Hutton Hall is an elegant Grade II listed Georgian manor house, nestling within eight acres of beautiful manicured gardens. It is partially surrounded by a moat that leads you gently towards a private gate opposite Hutton’s 14th century village Church. Ami & Thomas along with all their guests walked from the church back to the venue on a beautiful summer day! Hutton Hall itself has a room called “The Blue Room”. Steeped in history, The Blue Room was once the original ballroom of the Hall. Today its ornate ceiling, carved panelled walls and stunning views of the gardens offer a perfect setting to hold your wedding ceremony. We love the charm and the uniqueness at Hutton Hall, it could also be described as “timeless, enduring and elegant” AND it is literally just 5-minute drive from Little Tin Shed HQ.
“Real” blue wedding
Ami & Thomas chose soft blue for their colour theme. For Ami’s bouquet we combined stunning David Austin white O’hara roses with subtle blue textures like nigella and thistles with lots of eucalyptus foliage. Eucalyptus foliage in summer starts to form berries with brings even more texture and variety to the bouquet. We also included neutral coloured flowers such as avalanche roses, lysianthus and silver brunia. The Bridesmaids wore light blue dresses and their bouquets were smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet. We used this combination throughout all the wedding florals including the high and low centrepieces in the Marquee. It looked stunning! We have SO enjoyed sharing Ami & Thomas wedding photo album, for blue inspiration with many of our other brides getting married in 2020 and 2021.
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Photo credit goes to the super talented: Gemma Giorgio Photography.
Venue: Hutton Hall