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Classic Blue, Center Stage

Pantone, the worldwide authority on color trends has chosen Classic Blue (Pantone 19-4052) as the 2020 Color of the year – meaning that blue is likely to be on many brides’ lists of color choices.

This article will describe several ways to use the color wheel for complementary, diatic, and triadic color schemes. And since there are very few flowers of the color Classic Blue, we have to be creative in our ideas for incorporating it into our work.

The key is knowing how colors work together. While a monochromatic arrangement can be beautiful, there can be a clash of color if not designed correctly. One of the first things to consider is the intensity of the colors together. Look at the various tints, tones, and shades of a color. This information will help you decide which colors to pair with your Classic Blue.

It is also important to think about the color wheel and the relationship of colors to each other on it. Blue is a primary color, and its complementary color is orange. While at first, this may seem jarring, pairing shades of blues and oranges turns out nicely when they are of the same hue or intensity. For example, baby blue and bright orange would clash, but a soft peach would be of the same color value as the baby blue, leading to a pairing that is much more pleasing to the eye.

Another important thing to consider when choosing color combinations is that the wedding arrangements we create set an overall mood for our clients and their guests. During your wedding consultations, make sure you get a good idea of the ambiance your clients are trying to create, as this will give you the best idea of which direction to take when incorporating Classic Blue.

For instance, to achieve a tropical feel, you can use triadic blue, yellow, and orange. When combining colors, it is best to pick one dominant color and then use the other two as accents. In this tropical triadic combination, blue is the dominant color, while yellow and orange are the complements.

Analogous colors are also a pleasing combination. Start with blue, the Pantone color, and move left or right on the color wheel and add up to five colors together. Blue, violet, and red can be very romantic and intense when put together. Traveling in the other direction, blue, green, and yellow can create a serene and harmonious feeling.

There are many possibilities for using Classic Blue in your wedding arrangements. Just remember, when choosing a color scheme, make sure to pay attention to the visual balance of the colors together, and that they are being used in the correct proportion to each other. Above all, keep in mind what kind of mood your client is attempting, as this will be the most important determining factor.

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