How to incorporate Pantone’s Colour of the Year into your wedding day

Every year, the colour experts Pantone release their Colour of the Year, taking inspiration from the trends and fashion of the past 12 months. Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019, Living Coral, couldn’t be more perfect for destination weddings. This vibrant hue pairs beautifully with a backdrop of lush green palms and the turquoise blue sea. To celebrate this year’s colour, we compiled all the different ways that you can incorporate this tropical shade into your big day in destination.

Coral-coloured flowers
Wedding day florals

One of the easiest ways to add a splash of Living Coral in your destination wedding is with your florals, from the bouquet/boutonniere to the ceremony arch and the reception centrepieces. Choose to have all your florals in this tropical coral colour or complement the vibrant hue with blush pinks, creamy whites and lush greenery.

Woman having her nails painted pink
Bride and groom accessories

Add a pop of colour to your wedding day look by incorporating Living Coral into your day-of accessories! Brides can paint their nails Living Coral – a flattering hue on all skin tones – or accessorize with vibrantly colourful pair of shoes or a clutch. Grooms can accessorize with Living Coral by wearing a shirt, tie or pocket square in the bright shade.

Pink cocktails garnished with grapefruit slices
Signature drinks

Looking for a unique way to feature Living Coral in your wedding day? Have the resort bartenders make signature cocktails for your big day using Pantone’s Color of the Year. Drinks can easily be made in Living Coral hues using different fruit juices like grapefruit, watermelon and blood orange; plus, Campari liquor in a red colour and grenadine syrup.

Bride hugging her three bridesmaids Photo: Bella Wang Photography
Wedding party outfits

Living Coral is a flattering colour for dresses and shirts alike, making it the perfect choice for your bridesmaid or groomsmen outfits! Bridesmaids can all wear the same dress in Living Coral or show off their individual personality with different silhouettes in the same colour. Groomsmen can go all out and wear a Living Coral hued suit, or incorporate accents of the colour into their outfit with a pocket square or tie.

Wedding invitation with coral-coloured embossing
Invitations and stationary

Invite your family and friends to celebrate your big day with you using Living Coral-coloured save the dates and invitations! You can order invitations from most major retailers in Pantone’s Colour of the Year or design your own online. Continue the Living Coral hued stationary throughout your destination wedding week by using the colour in your itineraries, place cards, ceremony signage and more.

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