Blue may very well be the world’s most loved hue. It’s also a symbol of love, purity, and fidelity in the Old English wedding rhyme, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence for her shoe.” The phrase dates back to 19th century Lancashire in northwest England and refers to the five things a bride should wear on her wedding day in order to bring prosperity to her marriage and protect her future offspring. With Pantone’s announcement of Classic Blue as the color of 2020, brides may be emboldened to step up the role blue plays in their weddings this year. Pantone says, “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Classic Blue may very well be a match made in heaven for brides.
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