I always like to keep an eye on current trends, and if you’re the kind of bride who wants to incorporate the most up-to-date trends into her wedding, then say hello to the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year – Living Coral!
The shade is described by Pantone as ‘sociable and spirited’ and a shade to ‘embody our desire for playful expression’.
It’s not a traditional wedding colour, and at first glance, it’s quite bright! However, there are plenty of ways that coral can be incorporated into your special day, especially if you’re a bolder bride who wants to make a statement and be unique!
Don’t worry – you don’t need to go overboard on orange to pull this trend off. Here are my top tips on including this interesting new shade.
Wedding Bouquet and Decor
Why not order bang-on-trend wedding stationery in coral? Save the Dates, invitations, menu cards and RSVPs can all include the hue. In addition, rock bold coral blooms in your wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and even you table runners! A lush wedding table runner of greenery and coral blooms is sure to catch an eye and add to your wedding decor.
The idea of ‘orange’ bridal makeup might have some of you running for the hills! Don’t panic – there are plenty of ways to incorporate this into your look without going overboard. Using the Coral Obsessions palette from Huda Beauty, full of buttery shadows, you’ll be able to blend in burnished orange-copper tones for a more natural but on-trend look. Finish off your makeup with a swipe of Luxe Lip Colour in Soft Coral by Bobbi Brown. If you’d rather keep the makeup natural, you can still add a coralicious touch to your look with this nail polish from Rimmel.
Imagine a cheeky peek of coral heel peeking out from underneath your dress – this will be most effective when you’re on the dancefloor!
If you’d like to stick to tradition and wear a white or ivory gown, why not dress your bridesmaids in the shade using soft chiffon, in a style that suits them? To complement this, your groomsmen could wear coral ties or pocket scarfs for a pop of colour.
What do you think of this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year? Any guesses for 2020?