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2019 Color of the Year

Spring has arrived and the flowers will be out in full bloom quite soon. It is a time of rebirth and blooming and with that comes color - lots of color. So, as color begins to sprout up all around us, we figured it was the perfect time to talk about this year’s hot color.

The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Coral! “Living Coral” to be exact. This bright and poppy color is sure to be a hit with all the trendsetting brides and grooms, as well as the perfect pop of color in wardrobes, interior design, and events of all types.

There are two ways to grab ahold of this color trend - you can either use coral as your base color, or use other colors as your anchor and simply use coral as a complimentary accent. This may be advisable in making more long term decisions such as wall color, or if perhaps, you like the idea of being on trend, but coral doesn’t exactly suite you as a color choice.

So instead of coral bridesmaids gowns, you may chose instead to have coral colored floral arrangements for the ladies to carry. Or rather than painting your walls coral, some accent pillows may suffice. The color could come out in the food that is served, the flowers that are displayed, or even in the uplighting shining against the walls. The opportunities are limitless.

With this said, let’s discuss some wonderful complementary pairs to this fabulous color of the year.

You may have already noticed when out at the stores, that there is a return of styles from the 80’s and 90’s. Well, that is true for color palettes too! Professional designers are touting lime green, khaki, mauves, and grays as wonderful complementary colors to the living coral.

If these colors don’t appeal to you, an easy way to style color is to think of how the color appears in its natural environment. Dive under the sea and notice the bright greens, yellows, and oranges that surround it - and of course the brilliant blues and purples of the ocean water. What are the colors of the fish living amongst the reefs? Grab your inspiration from nature and you are certain to find winning color combinations.

You can also think outside of the box. True living coral may not appear in the sunset, but the color can certainly be seen amongst that palette. What other colors do you notice there? Vibrant golds and oranges may allow for a more monochromatic color scheme. Another way to help create a monochrome palette is to visit a paint store and grab the multicolor paint swatches!

Does all this sound a little too overwhelming - no worries. That is literally what we are here for - to help you! We can work with you to design the most perfect and complimentary color schemes incorporating the hot new colors in all the right places in order to give you an elegant event perfectly suited for you. We would love to hear from you!


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