Pantone have announced that Living Coral is their Colour of the Year for 2019. It’s a joyful shade of orange with a golden undertone and we are totally in love.
The shade represents warmth and nourishment, and not only conjures thoughts of coral reefs and sea life but calm and serenity.
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Pantone notes that they’ve chosen this colour because of an “innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits” and “authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy”.
Living Coral is a shade which will work across all seasons. It will work beautifully with injections of pink and yellow at a summer wedding, but equally as well with deeper reds or blacks in the winter.
With the coral shade being thrust into the limelight, it is set to be a big wedding trend for 2019, so from your invites to your bridesmaid dresses, here are our favourite ways to incorporate it into your wedding.
Coral Wedding Stationery
Coral Invitations by Marry Me Amoretti
Living Coral looks endlessly elegant and stylish when paired with darker hues at a winter wedding. We love how this coral floral design looks on a black background.
Watercolour Wedding Invitations – £1.46 per Card
Breath Vintage Wedding Invitation – £1.53 per Card
Go all-out coral with these stylish invites from Zazzle. The metallic silver detailing works really well with the vibrant hue!
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Coral Ombre Watercolour Wedding Invitations – £1.60 per card
White calligraphy really stands out against the watercolour coral background of this invite from Zazzle.
It would look ideal for a spring wedding.
Coral Lace Wedding Invitation – £1.45 per card
Cute and colourful, this Zazzle invitation uses a splash of coral to bring the otherwise simple design to life.
Coral Bridesmaid Dresses
Cassia Dress by Romantica
Romantica never let us down on the bridesmaids dress front, and this Cassia gown is certainly no exception.
The beaded neckline gems are the perfect finishing touch!
1514 Bridesmaid Dress by Dessy Collections
The chiffon, full-length 1514 dress by Dessy is simple and elegant and available in this gorgeous coral shade.
We love the cross-strap detailing at the back, and that it has pockets for all of your essentials!
6796 Bridesmaid Dress by Dessy Collection
Sticking to the Dessy theme, we also love their cute, knee-length ruffle style.
The V-neck is super flattering and the circle skirt completes a fun and flirty style.
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Keyhole Back Maxi Dress by Little Mistress – £80
How about this pretty design by Little Mistress? It has a keyhole back, and the mesh flutter sleeves make it just as perfect for a winter wedding as it would be in the summer.
Coral Wedding Flowers
How adorable are these coral button holes?! What a lovely way to inject a bit of colour into the groomswear.
A batch of coral gerberas are a spring wedding bouquet favourite – and for good reason.
We love the idea of tying your flowers together with some ribbon!
Peonies are wonderfully multi-tonal which makes this coral shade look even more beautiful than it already would.
We love the contrast between the coral and lilac flowers – what a perfect pairing.
Coral Wedding Décor
From coral ribbons hanging from the ceiling (such a cute touch) to coral flowers and napkins, the décor at this wedding reception venue has got us head over heels in love.
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Coral tones in your tableware will complement your gorgeous coral flower arrangements perfectly.
Spend a bit more on your place cards – they can double up as personalised wedding favours!
As we’ve seen in the floral arrangements, coral paired with turquoise can really bring the wow-factor to your wedding day.
Your guests will be in awe when they sit down for dinner if your table looks like this!
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Coral Wedding Cakes
There is just so much to love about this cake. From the coral rose detailing to the marble-effect tier and the coral ribbons.
Keep it simple by opting for a brilliant white base – the clean colour will really make your coral icing flowers pop.
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Don’t be afraid of going all out with your wedding cake!
The green shades really elevate the coral in this feather style wedding cake. It would look amazing at a barn wedding.
Sometimes keeping it simple is best. Frosted cakes are all the rage, so you’ll be nailing two trends if you opt for a design like this.
We love the ombre icing!
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Coral Inspired Hair & Make-Up
HUDA Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette – £25
The new, aptly named Coral Obsessions Palette by Huda Beauty is a dream come true for any lover of a warm toned make-up look.
Use these gorgeous eyeshadows to inject a pop of coral to your wedding day get-up.
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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Sexy Sienna – £24
Experimenting with a coral lip is another great way to incorporate the hue into your wedding make-up look.
From lighter, peachier shades to heavier orange tones, there are so many amazing coral lip products on the market.
We’re obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury’s Sexy Sienna shade. It is the perfect pinky-coral tone and the matte formula will last on your lips all day.
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Nails Inc Long Wear Chelsea Lane Nail Polish – £11
Image: Kuiya’s Kloset
Coral is a beautiful tone to have on your finger and toe nails on your wedding day. We love Chelsea Lane by Nails Inc – it is the perfect shade!
Why not jazz things up by having a gold, sparkly accent nail?
Colourful Succulent Tropical Flower Crown – £185.50
Fresh flowers are a wonderful thing to add into your wedding hairstyle.
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If you’ve been inspired by Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019, check out how we used last year’s Ultra Violet, and find more coral wedding inspiration here.