Living Coral was named 2019’s color of the year by Pantone. It’s cheerful. It’s vivid. It’s a great color for a wedding if you want to pack a colorful punch into your big day. With a color this bright, it’s easy to get carried away. One way to make sure you don’t overwhelm with coral is to incorporate an array of tints and shades of the color to create some nice depth in the overall palette. We’ve rounded up some wedding inspiration based on this lively hue.

Collage of coral flowers

Bouquet Inspiration

Flower-wise, the more coral the better. If in season, a Coral Charm peony is the obvious focal flower of choice. Coral Charm’s large bloom and gorgeous color makes it the perfect choice for an elegant wedding in a coral colorway. Ideal accompanying flowers could be salmon ranunculus, Mother of Pearl roses, peach stock, ginestra, and a unique coral-y parrot tulip to top the arrangement off.

Wedding Detail Inspiration

Since Living Coral is so vibrant, consider dressing your bridesmaids in a lighter version of the color. A light peachy-blush hue would be less dominant in photos and a great canvas for fun bouquets. Revelry makes several dresses in a beautiful light blush that would look great in a coral color palette.

Revelry Bridesmaid Dresses

We love these ultra-clean wedding invitations by Refine Studio with backgrounds in varying shades of coral and chic serif typography in a unique layout. More wonderful coral pops of color could include drapery on the backs of guests’ chairs, coral marbled throughout fondant for a modern wedding cake design like the example by Flour & Flourish, and a coral boutonnière for the groom and groomsmen. Instead of going with the typical matching coral tie, we like the idea of letting the boutonnière shine against a neutral suit and tie.

Coral Wedding Invitations and Chair Decor

Coral Wedding Cake and Coral Boutonniere

Bring your Living Coral look to the next level with a signature drink to match like this Fig Sidecar from The Little Market, and a bold manicure in any one (or all!) of the coral hues in the photo below. A colorful wedding day is the perfect reason for fancy nails if you ask us.

Fig Cocktail and Coral Essie Nail Polish

Is Pantone’s Living Coral on your wedding color palette radar? Winter, spring, summer, or fall—we love a good pop of color any time of year.

Photo Credits:
Chair Textiles: Styling by Ajur Wedding, Photo by Sonya Khegay Photography
Cake Photo
 by Kenzie Victory
Boutonnière by Frontier Flowers, Photo by Kristina Lorraine
Nails via Lily Pebbles