Crazy for Coral? Wedding Ideas Using Pantone's Color of the Year

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Crazy for Coral? Wedding Ideas Using Pantone's Color of the Year

It's back to nature again for Pantone (remember 2017’s “Greenery”?) as "Living Coral" was deemed the 2019 Color of the Year.  Quite the departure from last year's selection of the deeply dramatic ultra-violet,  coral is bright and playful, and Pantone claims it symbolizes our need for “optimism and joyful pursuits.” If getting married isn’t an optimistic and joyful pursuit, I don’t know what is!

Let’s take a look at some ways you can incorporate coral in your wedding this year.

Bridesmaids will love rocking a vibrant and bold dress down the aisle.

Photo by Ace and Whim via Martha Stewart Weddings

If that's a little overwhelming for you, opt for a spectrum of shades in the coral family.  After all, Pantone says that while coral is "vibrant", it can also be "mellow."

Photo via The Knot.

Even still, if coral dresses aren't your thing, opt for a variety of coral flowers in your bouquet.

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And don't forget the guys!  A coral tie, bowtie, or boutonniere can be the perfect accent to just about any color suit and tux.

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Using coral in wedding invitations and decor makes a bold statement without being too serious.

Photo via Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Some of you might be thinking that coral may only be used in spring and summer weddings, but that's simply not true! Coral is more versatile than you think!  For fall weddings, mix coral with some more typical fall colors like orange, purple, and red.  

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Use a coral bouquet to pop against a dusty violet bridesmaid dress.

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And what better way to warm up a cold winter wedding than to incorporate coral's playful hue? Combine it with winter favorites like deep burgundy, green, gold, and ivory.

Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings.

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And what about this floral arrangement that uses Pantone's Color of the Year from 2017 ("Greenery"); 2018 ("Ultraviolet") and 2019 ("Living Coral")?

Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings

Whether you're planning a wedding for winter, spring, summer, or fall, rest assured that the possibilities are endless when it comes to using coral into your wedding theme.  Don't be afraid to play with this fun and energetic color this year! 



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