Symbol of calm and serenity, Classic Blue 19-4052 is the new color of the year 2020, a shade that holds in itself a meaning of safety, peace and elegance.
What is the meaning of the blue? Who loves the blue? Why does a bride wear something of blue for her wedding? Why the Classic Blue is the color of the year for the Pantone Color Institute? Discover the world behind the blue color and its symbolic meanings.
The color is an important element of our life because it represents objectively the reality and all its elements, and also because every color instills symbolic and abstracted meanings that are often linked at the world of the personal emotions and the values.
The symbolic value of every color is very important in the private, professional and artistic sphere and its meaning can change throughout the centuries and from a culture / region to another. For this reason, it’s always very important to know the cultural and historical context of every color when we want to use it.
At the same time, the symbolic value of every color is tied at its “expressive use”, that is all the qualities, the emotions and the feelings that every color automatically instills at the observer.
For all these reasons, we can perfectly understand why is fundamental to know the deep meaning of every color, as well as its aesthetic and symbolic values, to use them in the better way, in every communicative environment.
So, as my first post regarding the colors, I decided to present you the color BLUE, and, especially, the color Pantone CLASSIC BLUE 19-4052 that is the color of the year 2020 for the Pantone Color Institute
THE MEANING OF THE BLUE
Blue is the color of the sky, the water and the space; it instils a sensation of harmony, infinity, peace, calm and serenity. It is usually interpreted as the emblem of spatial and temporal essential, but also a symbol of purification and spiritual evolution: for example, the Saint’s Mary’s veil is blue and represents the religious spirituality, as well as the wings of the cherubs that represent the divine wisdom.
The blue represents the leanings towards a distant goal; it’s the symbol or the rational research and the moral strength that moves towards the true and the greater good; also the blue is a relaxing color that bring yourself at your personal self-exploration.
WHO CHOOSE THE BLUE?
Who loves the blue is often a meditative, calm and spiritual person; a person with deep feelings, placid and sensitive, reliable and friendly… A person who thinks a lot before acting and that considers own deep ideals and the inner peace as your primary values.
SOMETHING OF BLUE FOR THE BRIDE
Wearing something of blue for own wedding is an ancient tradition. In fact, in the past, the brides wore a blue wedding dress, as well as, in the Jewish tradition, the brides wore a blue ribbon, symbol of love and devotion. In fact, in the wedding, the blue color represents the sincerity and the purity of the bride and it is used to wish at the spouses a long and happy life together.
Nowadays, if you want to respect the tradition, a bride has different options: from an unconventional blue wedding dress, to a refined accessory like a stole, a pair of blue heels or also a precious pair of earrings made with diamonds and sapphires, up to a hidden detail, like a small blue ribbon inside the wedding dress or a garter…
There are a lot of solutions, but pay attention: to maintain the elegance, you should wear the garter only if your wedding dress has a big skirt.
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020 : CLASSIC BLUE 19-4052
Every year, the Pantone Color Institute chooses a color that represents the current historical, cultural, artistic and creative period and, this year, the Institute chose the color Pantone Classic Blue 19-4052.
This color is a nuance of blue very bright, but also opaque and evocative, that instills calm and self control. It is a “Must-have”, especially in the fashion; it’s a color that it is loved by great international fashion-style icons and it is chose by all the people who are in peace with own self.
In a period like ours, that is characterized by the stress and a chaotic life, this specific color is perfect to instill calm, relax, serenity and safety, but also it’s a symbol of communication and self-examination… It’s a color that exhort to research the deep meaning inside every thing and every moment.
“Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on [… ] A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication“
( Leatrice Eiseman, executive director del Pantone Color Institute ).
In the next article with talk about the most fascinated matches between the Classic Blue and the other colors, especially using them as the fil rouge for your wedding… Stay tuned!
And you? Do you like the Blue and will you choose it for your wedding day?