Posted on: April 18, 2019

Living Coral was named the colour of 2019 by the international colour authority, Pantone. 
I gotta admit, I’ve always associated coral with 1980’s weddings, big hair, big tulle and puffy sleeves. BUT- scrolling through Pinterest there is abundant inspo in how to use this shade in interiors and events in modern and inspiring ways. I actually fell so in love with it we devoted a whole instagram series to Living Coral (Do you follow us on insta?  If not, you totally should @sugarandspiceevents)
Pantone describes the colour as:
An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge. Vibrant, yet mellow Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.  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. 
Oh Pantone - you had me at immersive experiences. I'm on board with Living Coral!
We actually dabbled with Living Coral, without knowing it would be the next big thing in event design, when we designed a styled shoot at Brisbane City Hall, which you can see here.  I started dreaming about mixing soft pastels with black, and this was the result.  
Other colours it works with - 
  • I love shades of soft and darker blues
  • Softer coral colours, with pops of bright orange and creamy white
  • Bright Turquoise and soft greys
  • For a tropical feel, pair with deep green and accents of gold

I've found some inspo for amazing colour schemes and how they are used in glorious weddings from pinterest and pasted them below. 

Let us know what you think!  You can get in touch here if you're looking for a wedding designer or stylist on the Gold Coast or Brisbane and lets chat about how we can incorporate Living Coral into your wedding celebration.



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