Oak & the Owl | Lorely Meza

Oak & the Owl | Lorely Meza

You’ve probably heard by now that Pantone, the leading authority on all things color, has announced it’s 2019 color of the year, Living Coral.  True to its name, Living Coral, is, well, lively.  Described as “vibrant, yet mellow," it’s actually the perfect progression for a wedding world that’s been saturated in soft, muted tones (ahem…blush) for the last few years.  At first glance coral may seem a bit punchy, but it’s warm undertones evoke a youthful & lighthearted mood that’s perfect for any nuptials.  Coral is also thought to be universally flattering for all skin tones!  

Floral Mix: Wether rustic, modern or traditional, there’s a coral flower to suit your wedding style.  In addition an array of roses, peonies, amaryllis, hypericum berries & parrot tulips can all add a pop of coral to your big day.

Bridesmaids: For a high end, editorial look, dress your bridal party in a range of complimentary hues like blush, coral & dusty rose.  Just be sure to keep dress length & bouquets similar for a cohesive look!

Go Bold: Fully embrace this vibrant trend by pairing coral with equally bright shades like fuchsia, magenta & hot pink.  Look to Kate Spade, Lily Pulitzer & Priyanka Chopra’s recent nuptials for inspiration.

Idieh Design | Karlee K Photography

Idieh Design | Karlee K Photography


Tone It Down:  When used sparingly, coral brings depth to softer, more traditional wedding palettes.  Consider adding just a touch of coral to classic textural centerpieces of ivory, blush & greenery.  

Beauty: If you’re looking for a more subtle way to incorporate coral into your wedding, consider warming up your wedding look with a coral lip or blush.

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Megan Brock

Megan Brock is the owner of Megan Dileen Events and specializes in planning and designing luxury weddings in Phoenix, Arizona.