A couple of months ago, Pantone announced their Colour of the Year for 2019, Living Coral. Described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”, it’s a joyful, vibrant shade that hovers prettily between pink and orange. And, while Living Coral may not be your typical wedding colour, used in the right way it works beautifully, especially for a summer wedding! The key is to use it in carefully chosen details, and alongside softer neutrals or peach tones, so that it pops but isn’t overwhelming. In fact, your wedding stationery is the perfect place to incorporate this bold Pantone colour. To show how it’s done, I decided to create some special Living Coral wedding inspiration featuring my Blossom and Geo designs.

First up is a variation on my Blossom design, with a colour change to incorporate Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019. I’ve used the bright coral shade sparingly here, just in hints of colour. I love how Living Coral pops on the ampersand and in the flowers on the monogram logo, for example, and is reflected in the peachy watercolour wash at the bottom of the card. Layering with vellum also adds softness and dimension to this bright shade.

With my Geo design, I changed the colour of the backing card to a slightly softer coral, and added a metallic wax seal in the bold Living Coral shade. This works beautifully with the shiny gold foiling, for a really luxe modern feel to the wedding invitation.

Another way to incorporate the Living Coral wedding trend into your stationery is to use it for lovely little details like wax seals or envelopes. It’s sure to get your guests’ attention when it lands in their post box, and give them a sweet taste of summer that’s especially appropriate if you’re planning a tropical destination wedding!

What do you think? Would you use Pantone Living Coral for your wedding stationery?


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