Pantone 2019 Color of the Year Living Coral Wedding Inspiration

February 27, 2019

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year Living Coral Wedding Inspiration

PANTONE® tells us that “vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

This lively color has reversed the cool color trend of the last few years (Ultra Violet and Greenery), and is similar to the warmer Rose Quartz of 2016. That was the year they had two winning colors (indecisive, much?), which hasn’t happened since.

Lofty platitudes aside, we can’t help but agree with PANTONE's choice (mostly). Full transparency: we cringed a bit when we first saw the color. However, when we saw how Living Coral fits perfectly into several wedding color palettes, it REALLY started to grow on us. It’ll be exciting to see how this 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year finds its way into wedding decorations, fashion, jewelry, and more throughout the rest of the year!

We’ve pulled together peachy-pink design inspiration and hand-picked our favorite Living Coral wedding images and ideas. Keep reading to be inspired with wedding bouquets, stationery, bridesmaids dresses, wedding cakes and more. Pin your favorites on your Wedding Board on Pinterest!


Living Coral Wedding Color Palettes

Ever After Guide has great article with wedding photo inspiration featuring a lot of colors that go well with coral. Many of the palettes cross-over using more than three hues. Here's our own visual summary of their top picks.

Coral, Green and Ivory Wedding

Courtney Bowlden gets photo credit for the photos of this coral and green wedding featured on Glamour and Grace.

A green box elder burl ring is an option to bring the vibrant greenery color into your wedding jewelry. Living Coral makes an excellent accent in the form of copper pinstripes!

If you’re looking for a simple wedding band, opt for a meteorite overlay ring.

Coral, Aqua, And Yellow Wedding

Match coral with these two citrus colors and you have a bright and happy tropical wedding palette. Photo credit goes to wedideas.com.

The obvious wedding jewelry pairing is an aquamarine engagement ring like this three stone ring in yellow gold.

Aquamarine and rose gold, featuring a coral hue, is a surprisingly gorgeous design option. This dainty ring has a diamond eternity band style shank.

Coral, Teal, And Gray Wedding

This teal and coral wedding was held at Hope Glen Farm in Minnesota. PC goes to Jeannine Marie Photography.

A peach morganite and platinum engagement ring pulls out both the coral and grey in this palette.  

Sandblasted titanium wedding bands with rose gold are a perfect choice for him. The contrast between the muted gray and silver of meteorite draws attention to the bold color of the rose gold.

Coral, Pink And Magenta Wedding

Go bolder by pairing coral with magenta and pink. Bouquet featured on junebugwedding.com with photo credit going to La Vie Photography in Seattle. Magenta and Coral Poppies Invitation found on zazzle.com.

This wood wedding band featuring a beautiful ruby pulls out the magenta color in this palette.

The more feminine ruby engagement ring also features a wood inlay.

Coral, Navy, And Peach Wedding

Stylishwedd.com offers the navy and coral wedding invitations. The navy and coral cake was featured on Zola.com with photo credit going to Tricia LaPonte Photography in New York. Visit weddingomania.com for more navy and coral wedding ideas, including the name cards shown above.

This star necklace with navy stardust (authentic meteorite shavings) is perfect for the bridesmaids.

Your groomsmen can accessorize with these meteorite watches featuring a brown leather band.

Coral, Mint, And Gold Wedding

Cake Wars runner-up Sweet Samantha in New Jersey created this gorgeous coral and mint wedding cake. Etsy is a gold-mine for hand-made wedding details like this coral and mint custom hair comb offered by ShopDelovely. Sydney, Australia-based Silk Truffle Photography captured this aerial photo of the coral and mint cupcakes supplied by caterer Confetti & Crumbs.

This custom yellow gold diamond engagement ring is as unique as it is beautiful.

Opt for an opal bridal set like this one in yellow gold to showcase the mint color in this wedding palette.

Coral, Black, And Silver Wedding

This coral wedding palette is bold and classic. Tie-in the black elements in a pattern like damask show here on the table card. Etsy shops DexinFloral (wedding bouquet) and MyBowtifulCreations (coral and silver bow tie) offer handcrafted items. The black and white striped cake was made by Beverly's Bakery in Yorba Linda, California.

A black diamond engagement ring in rose gold with a meteorite inlay is an obvious choice.

This meteorite wedding band with its rose gold pinstripes and black stardust also features every color in this palette.


Peach Wedding Bouquets

There are several flowers that come in coral and peach to create the perfect coral bridal bouquet. Or, you can expand your color palette with contrasting ribbon accents.

Peach amaryllis, ranunculus, hydrangea, roses, and tulips pair together for a perfectly feminine bridal bouquet.

PC: Arielle Photography
https://www.ariellephoto.com/

This orange bouquet features poppies, ranunculuses, and chamomile.

PC: Jen Huang Photography
https://jenhuangphoto.com/

Bright gerber daisies, roses, garden roses, hydrangeas round out this coral wedding bouquet.

PC: Blue Rose Photography
http://www.bluerosepictures.com/


Coral Wedding Table Settings

Creating an unforgettable wedding experience is about more than the attire and accouterments. Bringing your wedding's color palette to the table settings helps create a cohesive experience that's memorable for everyone!

White hydrangeas, coral garden roses and pink garden roses are featured in this orange floral table setting.

PC: Havana Photography
http://myhavanaphotography.com/wp/

These wood table numbers, featured on Bridal Guide, are the perfect rustic accent with hand-painted coral numbers.


Coral Wedding Invitations And Stationery

The invitations are the first thing your wedding guests will see. Give them a glimpse of what to expect by integrating your color theme into the design with an invitation designer.

This stunning wedding invitation by Epitome Papers of Excelsior, Minnesota features an elegant black and coral color combination with a professionally handwritten script.

PC: Lauren Baker Photography
https://laurenbakerphoto.com/

Also from Epitome Papers, these invitation designs show off subtle embossing and more of the unmistakable calligraphy. The rich peach, gold, and white colors are sure to make an impression!

If you have a large guest list and can't personalize each invitation, there are myriad budget alternatives that feature Living Coral color palettes online. The Peach Poppies Collection on Zazzle features a gorgeous wedding invitation complimented by navy blue and every other coordinating wedding stationery item you would need.


Coral Wedding Cakes

The cake is something everyone at a wedding gets to enjoy, so making sure it's perfectly in tune with your theme is all the more important. Fortunately, the plethora of creative cake decorations available to today's couples makes it easy to incorporate Living Coral into your wedding cake!

This tiered cake features gradually darker accents of orange floral accents.

PC: Erin Feinblatt / Brooks Institute
https://erinfeinblatt.photofolio.io
https://www.superfinebakery.com/

This simple, white, three-layer cake features the perfect mix of orange and coral roses plus hints of greenery.

PC: Perpixel Photo
https://www.perpixelphoto.com/

Jaqki’s Cake Creations
http://www.jackiescakecreations.com

Michael Scott Events created this simple white wedding cake featuring peach and white garden roses paired with orange dahlias.

PC: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography
http://www.cappyhotchkiss.com/


Coral And Peach Bridesmaids Dresses

We're loving the mix of coral and pink hues and dress styles shown here. Woman Getting Married has a post with links to a great mix of coral bridesmaids dresses so you can create the same complimentary, mixed look of your own.

PC: Birds of a Feather Photo
http://birdsofafeatherphoto.com/


Bringing Living Coral into your wardrobe, venue decor, flowers, and jewelry can create a warm and lively atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy on your big day. For more inspiration, visit our Pinterest board featuring Living Coral Wedding Inspiration.


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