There is something about blue that gives it a universal appeal. Perhaps it’s due to its vast spectrum of shades, each with a distinct quality that evokes an equally distinct response. For some, blue can mean coolness, serenity, calm; or intensity, mystery, magic. For others, it can bring to mind a tranquil sea, the midnight sky, a delicate blue flower, the intense cobalt blue of Mediterranean interiors, or a chirping bluebird.
This marked popularity of blue makes it an appealing choice for a wedding event color palette, while its range of shades is an event stylist’s dream. Decor elements may be items that are naturally blue—such as hydrangeas, forget-me-nots, hyacinths, or delphiniums—or that come in the desired shade, whether candles, tableware, or favor containers. When applied tastefully and stylishly, decorating a wedding event with such a likable color as blue is simply irresistible.
The Different Ways to Play with Blue
The key is to first decide on the desired look for the occasion and then to select the particular shade or shades of blue that will create it. For instance, a monochromatic palette using shades ranging from sky blue to royal blue to Wedgwood blue to navy blue may result in a clean, crisp appearance, an intense, exciting ambiance, or a calm, cool atmosphere. It all depends on which shade is chosen as the dominant one. Alternatively, blue used with different colors also results in distinct looks. Blue combined with violet accents, for example, says “cool,” while blue combined with accents in warm colors like red, orange, pink, or yellow sets a bright and cheery mood.
- – Happy Blue Year: 2008 Color Trends – from the Color+Design Community of Colourlovers
- – Pantone Selects Color of the Year for 2008: PANTONE® 18-3943 BLUE IRIS – from the Pantone® Color Institute
- – Pantone’s Color of the Year Is… – an article from The New York Times
Inspiration Board via Pinterest
We just adore this color with its calming and cool hues! Let our inspiration board of silver and iced blue get you started with planning a stylish blue wedding: