Marseille Bleu: Rental Picks & Design Tips to Incorporate 2024’s Wedding Color of the Year

2024 has arrived and so have the latest trends in wedding design! When it comes to wedding color palettes, there’s always the tried and true faves. Neutrals? Been there, done that. Instead, we’re embracing vibrant and impactful colors. Enter: Marseille Bleu. Minted + BRIDES have jointly named this cobalt hue their 2024 Wedding Color of the Year, and it’s about to paint the town (and your wedding) a perfect shade of ‘something blue.’ Whether you want to go all out or keep it subdued, there are myriad ways to weave in this striking color. And when it comes to blue-toned rentals, we’ve got you covered with plenty of ideas on how to pull this new color trend off.

Draped in Bleu

Start your design journey from the ground up, or rather, the table up! Linens set the stage for your wedding décor, and we’ve got the lowdown on how to infuse Marseille Bleu into every fiber of your celebration. Opt for tablecloths, napkins, and table runners in varying shades of Marseille Bleu. Our Ibiza Cobalt linen is the perfect mix of texture and cobalt hue that is available in full linens, runners, or napkins that can be implemented into any tablescape. If you are looking to add a pattern to your design, consider linens such as Marilla Marine, Bouquet Lapis, Barcode Navy, or Floral Toile Navy White for that extra wow factor. This elegant color can be beautifully complemented by metallic accents such as our Arezzo Gold Flatware or Capri SS Flatware. Consider mixing and matching textures and patterns to add depth and visual interest to your tables.

Serve in Bleu Bliss

Elevate your toast-worthy moments with an artful selection of dinnerware and glassware in blue tones. Our go-to pick: our Savannah Coupe Dinner Plate. Evoking a charming cottage feel, this blue and white floral dinner plate adds just the right pop of color and unique pattern to your tablescape. Another blue, but more subdued fave? Our Frances Azure Floral Dinner Plate, which features a soft, floral pattern. Blue water glasses like our Rosalie Grey Blue, Cobalt Gala, and Debutante Blue goblets can add a touch color to place settings, creating a cohesive and visually stunning tabletop.

Lounging in Marseille

Create cozy corners and stylish seating that beckon your guests to relax and revel in the Marseille Bleu atmosphere. From chic sofas like our Jewel Sofa Sapphire Velvet or Indigo Century Sofa to plush pillows, there are plenty of ways to style your lounge seating with Marseille Bleu in mind. Consider a mix of seating options in this serene hue to create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. If a bold bleu couch does not work with your design, consider adding our Blue Washed Oriental Rug with more neutral lounge items such as our Delilah Sofa and Delilah Side Chair to create a serene coastal atmosphere. Another option is to incorporate Marseille Bleu through throw pillows like our Blue Pillow Package amongst your plush lounge to add an extra pop of this bold color.

Where the Party Meets Marseille

The bar is where the party truly begins, so why not make it a focal point of Marseille Bleu excellence? Explore creative ways to incorporate this trendy color into your drink stations, ensuring your signature cocktails are as Instagrammable as they are delicious. Our Morph and Versa bars are the perfect opportunity to infuse this vibrant color into your event design. Use a custom fabric insert with our Versa Bar or a monogram, logo or patterned vinyl or inlay for the front of our Morph Bar. If a colored insert isn’t your vibe, opt for a neutral-colored bar like our Madison Bar and drape Marseille Bleu toned florals across the façade to make an impactful design statement.

Bleu Blooms, Stationery, & More

Besides rental items, you can infuse every aspect of your celebration with the refreshing allure of Marseille Bleu. Consider blue floral arrangement featuring blue hydrangeas, delphiniums, and cornflowers or use this color throughout your wedding stationery, like invitations and programs as well as place cards and menus. Use elegant fonts and incorporate subtle design elements in shades of blue to create a cohesive and visually appealing suite. Consider adding Marseille Bleu ribbon or wax seals for an extra touch of sophistication.