Introducing Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019: Living Coral
Pantone have officially announced that their Colour of the Year 2019, and it’s perfect for wedding colour schemes! Living Coral is a beautifully vibrant shade that works in all seasons, but is especially fitting for spring and summer weddings. Pair with metallics such as gold or copper for a warm, chic look, or try bright pops of colour with electric turquoises and sunny yellows. If pastels are more your style, Living Coral works perfectly with sage greens and duck egg blues.
Feeling inspired? Here’s how to create an on-trend coral wedding theme…
Coral is a flattering colour on most skin tones and hair colours, which makes it a brilliant choice for bridesmaid dresses. Whether you opt for a bright coral like Pantone’s Living Coral or you choose paler shades of apricot or peach, this colour family works for practically every wedding season. Why not try an ombre effect with mismatched bridesmaid dresses, or put your maid of honour in gold sequins to have her stand out?
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Coral also works for accessories like jewellery and hair accessories, or you could treat your girls to coral bridesmaid robes for getting ready pictures in the morning.
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Coral wedding flowers
Coral is a very easy shade to find when it comes to wedding flowers, so popular blooms like roses, peonies, gerberas and dahlias all come in this pretty tone. Other coral wedding flowers to consider include tulips, snapdragons, and hypericum berries.
We love coral shades combined with ivory and white, pale pink, and soft green foliages and succulents. If you’re having coral bridesmaid dresses, then your bridesmaids can always carry contrasting shades while your bouquet is made up of a mix.
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Don’t forget about your wedding confetti! Pick the same coral petals as the blooms in your bouquet, or choose coral-coloured paper cones.
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Coral wedding cakes
As coral is such an easy colour to find in wedding flowers, a simple way to create a wedding cake that works with your coral colour scheme is to decorate a classic white cake with matching flowers from your bouquet, or with ribbon. You could always opt for sugar flowers to get exactly the right hue.
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Alternatively, you could have an ombre effect iced cake, or choose coral shades of icing for cupcakes. We love the swirled effect of these cupcakes!
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Dessert tables also work well with this colour scheme, as peach and pink sweets, cakes, marshmallows and macaroons are relatively easy to find or make. They may have a peach or pink grapefruit flavour, which is something to bear in mind!
Coral wedding decor
Once you’ve got the main parts of your coral wedding colour theme sorted, you can add little extras with your wedding decor. Hanging lanterns, bunting and paper fans are an easy way to theme your reception, especially when combined with complementary shades.
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Stationery is also a brilliant way to integrate your colour scheme, as it tells your wedding guests what the colour will be from the invitations (which avoids clashes with the bridesmaid dresses, too!).
Coral wedding makeup
It might sound strange, but coral is actually a very flattering shade when it comes to makeup! Warm-toned peach and russet eyeshadows have been very popular in recent years, but we recommend sticking to something a little bit more neutral in order to keep your wedding look classic and stop it from dating. Instead, why not choose a coral-toned blush to liven up your complexion and give you that bridal flush? It looks lovely on all skin tones, especially tan and olive.
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Coral lipstick is also a modern alternative to classic nude or pink wedding lipsticks. The key to nailing this look is to pick the right undertone for your skin – if you’re fair to medium with cool undertones, then a more pinky coral will suit you. If you have deeper skin tones or a warmer complexion, then a more punchy orange-based coral will look fabulous on you.
If you love this coral wedding colour scheme, visit our Pinterest boards for even more wedding inspiration!
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