Marseille Bleu: Brides + Minted’s Wedding Color of the Year

While Pantone might dictate the most hotly-anticipated and widely-recognized color of the year, there’s another color of the year for your consideration, especially if you’re in the midst of planning a wedding—Brides & Minted’s Wedding Color of the Year.

Throughout the year, Brides and Minted keep their eye on what’s trending in the wedding industry, along with what they feel is most inspiring to their teams, to bring us the color for weddings in the coming year.

Their choice for 2024? Every wedding needs a pop of color, and this year’s pop is beautiful Marseille Bleu.

In this post, we will explore:

  • Why Marseille Bleu?
  • How to use Marseille Bleu at your wedding

Let’s get started.

Why Marseille Bleu?

Marseille Bleu is a bold blue—very different from the warm Peach Fuzz Pantone picked for 2024—so why exactly did it get picked for this year’s wedding color of the year? Brides gives a few different reasons:

  • They saw more wedding planners working the shade into their ceremony and reception designs
  • This color is also making notable appearances on ready-to-wear and bridal fashion runways
  • Both the Brides and Minted teams felt especially drawn to this shade

They describe Marseille Bleu as “a dynamic, lively shade that works just as well for a formal, black-tie wedding in a major city as it does at a barefoot celebration on the beach.” No matter what theme you’re considering for your wedding, it’s a versatile color that “can read classic or modern, feminine or masculine, wintry or summery”—depending on how you use it.

Blue Wedding Ideas: How To Use Marseille Bleu

When it comes to such a bold hue, less is definitely more. The Brides and Minted teams recommend using Marseille Bleu as an accent color, sprinkled throughout the venue, rather than as a dominating theme. Here are our favorite blue wedding ideas to kickstart your planning:

Use it in your event decor

Accessorize in blue

If you are feeling brave, a blue wedding dress or tweed blue suit “is a style moment that your guests will not forget.”

Marseille Bleu stationery

If you’re considering Marseille Bleu for your stationery, here are our picks for Marseille Bleu papers, cardstocks, and envelopes, as well as the perfect coordinating colors to use in your wedding stationery:

Marseille Bleu paper, cardstocks, and envelopes
Coordinating paper, cardstocks, and envelopes

Conclusion

You’re sure to see Marseille Bleu making an appearance at weddings this year, in decor, dress, and stationery. Don’t be afraid to introduce this bold color into your wedding theme in small or large-scale ways for a dramatic touch.

Learn more about 2024’s Wedding Colour of the Year

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