Inspiration from the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Discover some of our favorite weddings that incorporated this cheery hue.

For 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute has selected the "Color of the Year" – meant to be a symbol of the new year to come. The 2019 Color of the Year has been announced as Living Coral. Chosen for its animating and life-affirming hue, the golden undertone is said to be energizing and enlivening. The Pantone Color Institute describes the shade as embracing people with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort in our continually shifting environment.

Symbolizing optimism, joy, and playfulness, coral would make an excellent accent color for weddings – especially those in the spring or summer months. Though similar shades of blush and pink are popular in today's nuptials, we're sure that this announcement will allow us to see even more bright coral color palettes for celebrations taking place in the coming year. For brides and grooms who wish to incorporate this hue into their fête, a number of blooms come in shades of coral – calla lilies, peonies, dahlias, hydrangeas, garden roses, snapdragons, orchids, and more, and the color can also be incorporated in paper goods, linens, bridesmaid dresses, and additional décor.

View 12 wedding ideas inspired by the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, below! To see more from each of these real weddings, click on your favorite photos! 

1. Save the Dates & Invitations
2019 pantone color of the year living coral wedding ideas save the date invitation suite
Photo by Kir2ben Photography

2. Bridal Bouquet
2019 pantone color of the year living coral wedding ideas bridal bouquet wedding flowers
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Floral & Event Design by Bob Gail Special Events

3. Boutonnieres
2019 pantone color of the year living coral wedding ideas boutonnieres for groom groomsmen orchids
Photo by Bryan Miller Photography; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

4. Wedding Shoes
2019 pantone color of the year living coral wedding ideas bridal heels wedding shoes
Photo by Heather Kincaid

5. Getting-Ready Robe
2019 pantone color of the year living coral wedding ideas bride robe getting ready robes
Photo by Fusion Estudio

6. Mothers' Attire
2019 pantone color of the year living coral wedding ideas mother of the bride dress melissa claire egan
Photo by Next Exit Photography

7. Bridesmaid Dresses
2019 pantone color of the year living coral wedding ideas bridesmaid dresses
Photo by Carasco Photography; Planning & Design by SQN Events

8. Ceremony Décor
2019 Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral wedding ideas ceremony decorations ribbon flowers
Photo by Amanda McKinnon Photography

9. Wedding Programs & Paper Goods
2019 Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral wedding ideas ceremony program paper goods
Photo by Karlisch Photography; Planning & Design by DFW Events

10. Reception Décor
2019 Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral wedding ideas reception centerpiece decoration flowers
Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events, Inc.

11. Wedding Cake
2019 Pantone Color of the YEar Living Coral wedding ideas wedding cake sugar flowers
Photo by Chrisman Studios; Planning & Design by International Event Company

12. Desserts
2019 Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral wedding ideas wedding dessert sweets table
Photo by Frances Iacuzzi Photography

If you preferred Pantone's "Color of the Year" from years past, gather inspiration from 2015's Marsala2016's Rose Quartz and Serenity2017's Greenery, and 2018's Ultra Violet selections.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy