Pantone has unveiled its colour of the year for 2020 as Classic Blue, Pantone 19-4052 – a colour reminiscent of the sky at dusk. As we move into a new decade, this universal favourite represents stability, calmness, tranquility and dependability and it’s a perfect base on which to build as we cross over into the roaring 20s.
At Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Classic Blue is a colour we adore, as shown by its regular use on some of our luxury wedding cakes. Generally, it is easier to make white and pastel luxury wedding cakes but darker colours such as Classic Blue often present an added layer of difficulty. This is due to the fact that blending colours to get the exact shade or hue of Classic Blue can be tricky, as the undertones could be warm or cold. Blue is also one of the hardest colours to determine the undertone, as it is naturally a cool colour. In fact, many cool colours are blue based so it does require a deep knowledge of colour intensities and values to achieve the desired shade of blue.
Of course, Classic Blue is a colour that works well with white, and traditionally, this tends to be the colour it is often paired with. However, it works brilliantly with metallics such as silver and gold as the rich depth of colour it provides allows metallics to pop. It also works well with bright colours such as yellow and marbelized, the colour gives a contemporary feel to any luxury wedding cake.
We look forward to making many more Classic Blue wedding cakes for our 2020 couples, so contact us at email@example.com or on 07958069116 for a consultation.