5 Ways to Include Pantone's Color of the Year in Your Wedding


words by // Eve Green

Living Coral is the 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year! This sweet orange hue with golden undertones is one of our favorite wedding colors. While coral tends to peak in popularity in the late spring and summer months, there are plenty of ways to incorporate coral in your wedding no matter what season you choose to hold your celebration.

According to the PANTONE Color Institute, “the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.”

From flowers to the perfect sherbet-shaded lip, we’ve gathered our favorite ways to infuse your bright and spirited wedding with Living Coral.



Living Coral meet Living Floral! One of the most simple and stunning ways to feature Living Coral into your wedding is with your florals. Whether in the bridal bouquet or decorative floral designs throughout the ceremony and reception, there are a slew of flowers in coral tones that you can include in your wedding decor. From coral roses to peonies, there are endless bunches of bridal flower favorites you can find in this uplifting color.


Your cake serves as one of the highlights of your reception, so why not give your guests a taste of Living Coral? Opt for a simple neutral cake with coral flowers, or infuse the cake itself with a pop of this color. Living Coral is preppy and sweet, the perfect choice for your cake and confections!

Bridesmaids Dresses

Coral is a beautiful color to feature in bridesmaids dresses. You can switch it up with a range of coral shades from pale to bright, or opt for matching gowns. Punchy coral dresses will brighten your bridal party and keep them dancing the night away in their effervescent gowns. Coral cocktail length dresses are also totally rewearable for your girls after the wedding is over!

Bridal Makeup

PANTONE is known for their featuring vibrant attention grabbing tones for their annual Color of the Year, most of which don’t lend themselves to bridal beauty looks. This year, however, you’re in luck! Add a splash of color to your wedding day makeup with a bright coral lip. Go for bold with lively orange tones, or if you prefer a classic look, opt for a soft pink-coral lipstick that will flatter any skin tone.

Invitations & Paper Goods

Set yourself apart with Living Coral wedding invitations and paper goods. Embrace a punch of this summery hue, or take it light and easy with soft watercolor coral accents throughout your invitations, programs, menus, place cards, and more! A bright coral color palette will translate beautifully to your stationery and paper goods.

With so many ways to include PANTONE Living Coral in your wedding, this colorful symbol of optimism and joy is sure to energize and enliven your wedding day.