Make a splash with "Living Coral."

By Sarah Schreiber
December 06, 2018

While Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year, "Ultra Violet," made for electric, moody wedding décor, the just-debuted 2019 Color of Year signals a return to light-and-bright color palettes. Meet "Living Coral," a pink-meets-orange hue that's as cheerful as it gets. The shade is also true to its name: Its splashy notes really do feel alive. Best of all, there are so many fresh, inspired ways to incorporate the shade into you wedding day's décor landscape. To prove it, we're sharing our favorite ways to work Pantone's "Living Coral" into your upcoming ceremony and reception.

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A Punchy Bouquet

Note how well this coral bouquet, which was arranged by Wilder Floral Co., melds with shades all over the pink and orange spectrum. We love its soft ombré effect-it deepens from soft blush to coral and then lightens back up to true pink.

Splashy Bridesmaids Dresses

As evidenced by these 'maids' J. Crew gowns, "Living Coral" is a universally-flattering shade. Pair their ensembles with relevant bouquets-like these peachy-pink varieties by Flora Bella-to complete the look.

Bold Lip

Considering a nontraditional look for your big day? Make like this bride and pair an embroidered, multicolored wedding dress with a coral lip for a statement that's bold, but still feels bridal.

Citrus and Begonia Centerpiece

Here's the best part about "Living Coral:" The colorway can be applied to just about any aspect of your day. This couple's centerpieces, which featured on-palette citrus fruits, like blood oranges and grapefruit, mixed with orange-pink begonias, yellow pillar candles, and bananas, is proof.

Signature Cocktail

We think the ultimate moment to weave Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year into your nuptials will present itself during the cocktail hour. Consider serving a peachy-hued signature drink, like these flower-topped Champagne and St. Germaine sips, for a festive interpretation.

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