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Pantone Color of 2020: Something Borrowed, Something (Classic) Blue

There’s a reason why people use the phrase “true blue” to describe a person who can be counted on to be loyal and kind. Blue is the color of constancy — the ever-present sky and sea, the calm before the storm, sun-ripened blueberries and morning birds. It’s primary.

Each December, the Pantone Color Institute names the hue for the coming year after, as stated on their site, “combing the world for new color influences.” Prior selections brought us the naturally bright Living Coral and the vibrant Ultra Violet. Now, Pantone’s Color of 2020 honors “Classic Blue” — a hue that’s at once confident and comfortable, making it the perfect choice for this election year — and for your next event. Get inspired by these 26 celebrations that blue us away.

‘Tis the Season for Blue & Silver

floral & design: Remco of Van Vliet and Trapp | caterer: Abigail Kirsch Catering | rentals: Something Different Party Rental

Ocean-Inspired Installation

photographer: Mathias Muheim | event design: Ovando Design and Production | venue: Parrish Art Museum | caterer: Olivier Cheng Catering & Events

A Captivating Color in Pride

photographer & concept & planner: Clean Plate Pictures | florist: Mimosa Floral Design | caterer & venue: Dish Food & Events

Roses are Red, This Mitzvah is Blue

event planner: J GROUP EVENTS

Bold Blue Branding

photographer: Gregory Thomas Chicago | casino rental & lightin . & décor & props & event planning: Chicago Casino Suppliers | venue: Taste 222

Blue Plate Special

photographer: Maggie Marguerite Studio | venue: Pioneer Works | caterer: Bartleby & Sage

Under the Sea

photographer: Purroy Photo & Video | planned & designed: Priceless Event Planning, LLC | florals: NYC Flower Project | venue: Lights on Kent | balloons: POParazzi Balloons

Star Light Blue Bright

photographer: Eli Turner Studios | event planner: BASH | florals: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design | venue: The Watergate Hotel | rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

Birthday Blues

event planner: Gourmet Advisory Services | décor & design: Dejuan Stroud, Inc.| venue: CNVS Events | lighting, audio & video mapping: AV Workshop

Aisle Be Seeing Blue

photographer: Nakai Photography | planner: Wrap It Up Parties | décor: Kehoe Designs

Rockin’ Moroccan-Inspired Dance Floor

photographer: Adam Nyholt | design, décor, & floral: Mandarin Design Lab | venue: The Revaire | lighting & a/v: Bright Star Productions

My Blue Heaven

photographer: American Image Gallery | event planner: Russell Harris Event Group | florals: InBlume | venue: The MacArthur | furniture: Hire Elegance | lighting: LightenUp, Inc.

Fishing for Fun

photographer: Domino Arts Photography & Max Gotham | planning: Ultimate Events | furniture & décor: Agency BE | venue: THE TEMPLE HOUSE | projection: United Projection

Disco Dreamland

photographer: Michael Jurick Photography | event planner: Gourmet Advisory Services | florals: Atlas Floral Decorators | venue: Pierre Hotel

Once in a Blue Moon

photography: Jennifer Yarbro Photography | event planner: Each & Every Detail | floral: Workshop at Hickory Street | venue: Hickory Street Annex | furniture rentals: Shag Carpet Productions |

G & the Deep Blue Sea

photographer: Hechler Photographers | event planner:Amy Katz Events | décor: Diana Gould Ltd | venue: Guastavino’s | lighting: Gala Productions

Blue & White are Just Right

photographer: Nina Sutherland Photography | event planner: Creative Touch Party Design | design & décor & floral: Richard Grille Events | venue: The Country Club at Mirasol

Neon Nights

photographer: Romy Modlin Photography | event planner: Alison Ross Events | décor: Epic Events | venue: Lake Shore Country Club

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

photographer: Sonja Productions | event planner: J GROUP EVENTS | production: PSID Group | venue: The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building | rentals: Nuage Designs; Atlas Event Rental; Great Hire Ltd

Sweet Invitation Suite

photographer: Domino Arts Photography | event planner: Chris Weinberg Events | event designer, production, & décor: Always Flowers & Events | Venue: Temple Beth Am

Blue Light Up My Life

photographer: Muñoz Photography | event planner: LV Event Designs | florals: Petal Productions | venue: Beth Torah Benny Roc Campus | furniture rentals: Lavish Event Rentals; Imperial Party Rentals | specialty tables: Tali Tables

Blissful Blue Birthday Bash

event planner: Gourmet Advisory Services | design, décor, & floral: Dejuan Stroud, Inc. | venue: Mandarin Oriental, New York | rentals: Something Different Party Rental

Blue Velvet

photographer: Tatiana M. Photography | event coordinator: Before I Do Events | florals: AE Floral | venue: Pendry San Diego | rentals: Hire Elegance

Shades of Blue to Seat You

event planner: Birds of a Feather

Blue Ribbon-Worthy Design

photographer: Sarah Beth Tapanes | event planner: Ida Rose Events | décor & design: Design Foundry; Perfect Settings | florals: Petals and Promises | venue: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens | caterer: RSVP Catering

She Said “I Do” in the Deep Blue

photographer: Kalinin Photography | event planner, design, décor, & floral: Rebecca Huang | venue: Chicago Private Yacht Rentals