How to Use the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year in Your Wedding

We are LIVING for this hot hue.

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If you're the kind of bride who wants to incorporate the most of-the-moment trends into her wedding, then say hello to the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year – Living Coral.

Perfect for bold brides who want to venture outside the box, this bright hue isn't your typical wedding color, which makes it all the more cool and original. Inspired by lively underwater ecosystems, this saturated orange-golden shade is described by Pantone as "sociable and spirited." The energizing tint "encourages lighthearted activity," explains Pantone. Like busting a move on the reception dance floor, perhaps?

You don't have to go all-orange-everything to successfully pull off 2019's top color trend. You can embrace bright and blooming pops of color in your bouquet, or colorful calligraphy on your wedding stationery. These minimal accents still pack a statement-worthy punch. Alternatively, you can go big and bold by drenching your ceremony backdrop or reception decor in this playful, summery shade.

Since we're officially living for Living Coral, we rounded up 11 wedding details in 2019's Pantone Color of the Year that can lighten and brighten your big day.

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Welcome Sign

Photo by Meghan Christine Photography; Event Design and Coordination by Harmony Creative Studio

Welcome to the world of wedding, Living Coral! A wedding welcome sign in bright orange and coral ombré hues ensures that your guests won't miss the message.

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Ceremony Program

Marble-Inspired Wedding Program

Photo by Sandy SooHoo

This ceremony program got a punchy dose of color thanks to sweeping calligraphy in summery shades like coral, pretty pink, and lemony yellow. Using the Pantone Color of the Year on smaller details like your programs or table numbers is a great way to include the shade, without overwhelming.

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Photo by Tulle & Grace Photography; Bouquet by Forage & Fleur

How gorgeous is this bundle of blooms? A bouquet featuring bright coral poppies is perfect for a summertime bride who wants to bring the sunshine with her as she walks down the aisle.

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Floral Chuppah


Photo by Forged in the North

This couple strung chrysanthemum flowers in varying shades of coral, yellow, orange, and pale pink from their chuppah for an unexpected pop of color at their ceremony.

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Ceremony Walls

Wedding Ceremony Space with Splashes of Orange

Photo by Sara Monika, Photographer

Go on and paint the town – or in this case, the ceremony walls – in golden orange and coral hues. This modern monochromatic look will get your guests talking... and snapping plenty of Instagrams.

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Bridesmaid Dresses

Photo by Melissa Beattie Photography

These bridesmaid dresses are delightfully feminine with their oversized blooms in color-coordinating hues.

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Paper Lanterns

Balloons on Wall

Photo by Sanaz Photography; Design by GATHER Events; Production be Be Inspired PR; Lanterns by Under the Paper Lantern

Use paper lanterns in ombré-like colors as an eye-catching backdrop for your photo booth or entire reception.

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Wedding Cake

Photo by Mikkel Paige; Cake by Emily Aumiller of Lael Cake

This modern wedding cake is ready for a beach bash with its watercolor wash of colors and pineapple cake topper. Who knew Living Coral could be so delicious?

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Lounge Area

Photo by Charla Storey Photography

Liven up your lounge area with a dose of Living Coral. Citrus-toned blooms pop against white chaises and chairs.

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Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

For nontraditional brides craving something a little more colorful than your typical white wedding dress, a gown doused in sunset shades totes major wow factor.

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Harrison Studio

Give your groom a sweet and subtle dose of Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year with a bright boutonniere.

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