The new year is here and with it a new shade from Pantone that we can use as major inspo for our wedding. It looks like PANTONE has departed from the soft, light colors of greenery, rose quartz and violet to stun with cheerful Living Coral. We know Viero Brides are trendsetters, so you’re probably already wondering how to incorporate this happy shade into your wedding palette.



About PANTONE 16-546 Living Coral

Here’s what we absolutely love about this shade. It wasn’t just another pretty pink selected out of thin air. Instead, the masterminds behind the leading color authority in the world chose it for a specific purpose.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy.

Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity…optimism and joyful pursuits. –PANTONE

This shade is a playful coral pink with rich golden undertones. It makes it warm, joyful and full of celebration – perfect for a wedding if we do say so ourselves. In addition, this color seamlessly bridges modern tastes with a nod to natural surroundings – after all, this shade is found in the sea!

If you’re like us and simply in love with this shade, but are unsure how to make it work for your wedding- here are some fast tips.

Balance Vibrancy with White and Soft Blues

Photo by Martina Micko

Perhaps you think this particular shade might be a bit too flashy for your wedding. However, you can still weave it in between less dramatic shades. Using flashes of bright coral in stately shades of white, light blues or taupes can create a modern, chic appearance that’s perfect for an understated bride.

Create a Statement with Coral Ombre

There’s something about coral that just looks so good in ombre. Soft hints of blush turn into bold coral in warm, romantic and joyful shades of pink. This ombre ruffled cake is a great example, and so are watercolored invitations, stationery, and even dip-dyed bridesmaid dresses! Ombre shades are a great way to soften up this powerhouse of color, too!

Create Unforgettable Palettes with Fiery Oranges and Sultry Magenta

Hot coral shades make a stunning statement when complemented by other vivid shades. Play up the tropical drama of Living Coral by accenting it with warm, flamboyant shades that will warm your tables- and your guests’ hearts!

If you’re not feeling quite that vivid, blend out the colors with soft pinks and whites. It will still create a pop on your table without being too overwhelming!

Use Living Coral Watercolor for an Elegant, Romantic Invitation

Invitations by PapernPeonies

Coral is the best friend of watercolor, ombre and any suite that showcases the full romance of the pink spectrum. Living coral in watercolor drops is a modern look that still manages to be whimsical, fun and heartfelt.

Looking for wedding dress inspiration that flatters this tropical shade? Check out our Cote d’Azur collection!