Pantone Colour of The Year

An image of a rose in a coral colour.

The elegant colour of coral has been incorporated into weddings in many ways over the years. Now, Pantone has named “Living Coral” as their colour of the year, meaning there is even more reason (if ever you needed it) to intertwine this beautiful shade into your big day.

Whilst there is no right and wrong when it comes to the colours you’ll use in the decor and dress code of your wedding, some people become hesitant when it comes to taking the plunge and deciding on where to inject pops of colour.


Set the tone by using your chosen colour in your invites, table cards and thank you notes. If you’re using living coral, try pairing this with cream or soft grey.

Pantone describes their colour of the year as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge.” The contrasting nature of both vibrancy and subtlety ensures that this colour is versatile enough to use throughout various aspects of your big day.

The Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes range from three tiered delights with lots of frills, to understated cakes with fine, intricate detail. If you’re wanting to add colour to your cake, why not take this as a chance to use your favourite shade? Opt for a marble cake effect, a cake with a coloured sponge that is revealed once cut or display colourful fine floral details that travel down the side of the cake.

Dresses and Suits

Unless you’re feeling particularly bold, you may not want to wear a suit or dress that deviates from the traditional colour patterns. However, this is not to say that you can’t put a pop of colour into the outfits of the bridal party and groomsmen.

If you’re wearing white (or a variation of white), choosing colourful dresses for your bridesmaids will look great in photos. If you have an even number of bridesmaids, you may decide to use dresses in two complementing colours to add a playful touch.

Verona Couture

We pride ourselves on ensuring that happy brides-to-be find the perfect dresses for their bridesmaids and, of course, themselves. With a wide range of styles available and fully qualified dressmakers on hand to provide advice, we’re confident that you’ll find dresses you love at Verona Couture.

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