Today it was revealed that ‘Living Coral’ is 2019’s Pantone Colour of the Year. Often providing inspiration for couples looking to get married, the announcement represents another bright, bold colour choice, following on from this year’s Ultra Violet. With Pantone colours often influencing wedding trends, it’s likely we’ll be seeing a lot more of this punchy coral colour scheme over the coming months. Whilst the colour itself is warm and playful, if not done carefully it can quickly become overwhelming. Below are our tips on how to weave this bright colour into your wedding day.
Bright and vibrant, Living Coral is a great choice for summer or destination weddings, adding warmth and fun. However, it is best used sparingly to avoid being overwhelming.
It pairs well with a number of other colours. Try light peaches and apricots to tone down the intensity whilst keeping within the palette. Paired with greenery it is great for creating a tropical vibe. Or, pair with muted greys, dark blues, or even blacks, to add a pop of colour to more muted, moody tones – this combination look gives a real edge to your styling and is not only fresh and contemporary but seriously stylish. One of our favourite wedding trends at the moment!
Flowers are of course one of the easiest and most obvious ways to incorporate this colour into your day. A number of summer flowers come in peachy, coral tones – dahlias, peonies and roses are an easy win, not just in terms of colour but also textures. Ask your florist for recommendations – they can ensure it’s balanced against other tones to avoid overwhelming. We expect big, bold bouquets to continue to be one of the big wedding trends in the world of flowers so blend big statement flowers with loose foliage and plenty of textures.
Being such a bright colour, having all your bridesmaids all in the same colour risks being too much. To avoid orange overload, opt for mis-matched dresses along a similar colour palette, or pair bridesmaid separates with a more neutral colour. By weaving in different tones, this should help pare things down. Or, how about using dark blue or even dark grey bridesmaid dresses and adding pops of colour with statement coral accessories? Bright shoes or statement necklaces are an easy way to keep the look fresh, modern and fun, and tap into one of the top wedding trends right now.
When it comes to wedding makeup, a coral lip is a quick and easy way to incorporate the latest colour scheme. Opt for a matt lipstick for a punchy, vibrant look, or a gloss for a more subtle nod to the latest wedding trend. Ditch the nude nails and opt for a matching coral nail colour to really set it off – plus, the colour is then perfect for your honeymoon too!
If keeping to more neutral stationery (think whites, blacks and vellum), adding a little coral kick can help lift your wedding stationery and add a real pop. Try coral silks or ribbons as a quick way to add colour and fun, or bright envelopes to excite your guests and set the tone for your day.
When it comes to wedding styling, don’t forget the all important details – your table decor. With guests spending a number of hours at the table during the wedding breakfast and speeches, how you style your table is so important to the overall look and feel for your day and well worth investing in. These days there are so many options now when it comes to styling your table. From coloured crockery and glassware, to an endless array of coloured linens, the options are endless.
Food & Drink
Incorporating your cake into your colour scheme has never been easier. Watercolour cakes are proving particularly popular right now and offer a perfect blank canvas to add splashes of colour in a stylish, creative way. For something more understated, ask your florist to supply additional flowers to decorate your cake in keeping with your bouquet.
Alternatively, cocktail stations are continuing to be one of the big wedding trends in food and drink. How about creating a display of colourful fruity cocktails for your guests to enjoy, or even an Aperol Spritz bar? Interactive bar stations not only look great but are an instant hit with guests!
Whether you’re a fan of the latest colour theme or not, if you’re struggling for styling inspiration, don’t forget we offer one-off consultations, or a full styling package. Get in touch for more details and to find out how we can help – we’d love to hear about you and your plans. Or, check out our Pinterest board for more examples of how you can weave this colour into your wedding.