Pantone recently released their Color of the Year for 2020, and they chose the lovely Classic Blue. Their rationale for choosing such a timeless blue is that it promotes trust and faith and connotes calm, confidence, and connection—excellent values for ketubah art, and art in general. Beyond these qualities, blue also has important meaning for us.
In Judaism, the importance of blue goes all the way back to the mention of techelet, an ancient and special blue dye. Techelet is important as the Hebrews were instructed to attach tassels called tzitzit to four corners of their garments to remind them of the commandments of the Torah. One of those tzitzit should always be dyed with techelet, or blue.
Beyond that, blue also represents divinity, which makes it an excellent choice and natural fit in ketubah art! So without further ado, here are our top blue ketubahs:
Angela Munitz brings the sublime and common together in the enchanting Shalom to Life, a ketubah filled with symbolic and pastoral motifs which blends blue and white colors with rich, delicate detail.
In Layers of Us, the talented artist Shell Rummel renders an amazing and meaningful ketubah with a lovely watercolor design of layered waves, creating a soft and serene impression of timelessness and balance.
Ruth Stern Warzecha’s Vineyard Papercut is a study in stunning detail, using wedding blessings to add a level of detail to an already intricate and stunning design. We certainly get a sense of confidence from this kebutah!
Angela Munitz makes her second contribution with the exquisite Tree of Life, which uses the traditional and meaningful tree of life imagery to celebrate long-lived love, while rustic brush strokes give the tree a sense of gravity and age.
Judith Joseph’s Blue Forest Square uses the symbolism of two trees with roots intertwined to represent love’s power to bring us together, set in a rich blue sylvan scene that demonstrates the depths of connection and calm.
In addition to the wonderful examples we covered, the following ketubahs also prominently incorporate Pantone’s color of the year, and are certainly worth a look: Crowned Cranes, Sasson, Lovebird’s Words, and V’Ahavta: And You Shall Love. Blue is a classic and special color, and its historical meaningfulness makes it a perfect choice for a ketubah worth cherishing and displaying at home.
Calm, confidence, connection—these three values which are so well embodied in blue are definitely qualities we wish you and your family to enjoy in life this year. We hope your eyes have been delighted with the ketubahs we featured, and that 2020 brings you many blessings, good health, and plenty of time with your loved ones! We’ll continue finding and offering the finest ketubah art we can find, and look forward to witnessing and bringing you some new designs in the coming year.