This time of year in northern Michigan always brings an absence of color…

When we think of March, we think of gray skies, melting snow, and bare trees. But that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of bright colors and feel instantly transported to a tropical climate.

This year’s Pantone color of the year, Living Coral, is a truly inspirational color to tie into your wedding theme. Living Coral is a particularly unique color as it can be translated into décor in a multitude of ways. It can be softened with some complimentary warmer hues, such as peach, blush, gold, or beige. It can stand alone as a beautiful contrast color from an otherwise __ palette. The shape of coral can also inspire brides to incorporate abstract shapes, textures, and natural elements into their wedding décor. We invite you to rethink the traditional, classic wedding colors, and offer a bolder twist that is a truly unique reflection of you. Here are a few inspirational looks that we are loving for 2019.

Tropical Glam

Make Coral the star of your color palette with stationary, bridesmaids dresses, signature cocktails or napkins. Keeping decorations simple, and adding small touches of greenery, such as ferns or palm fronds effectively create a tropical, glamorous affair.

Sophisticated Sunset Palette

Compliment coral with warm accents, such as peaches, pinks, gold or rose gold. Peach-colored roses, dahlias, and peonies are never in short supply in the summer season. Compliment your centerpieces with gold flatware, chargers or table numbers.

Bold colors

Coral can act as an accent color to a bright, cheery palate. You can incorporate bright colors and patterns into your glassware, linens, florals, and even bridesmaids dresses, all in different bright shades. Who says everything has to match? You do not have to be limited to a few colors with your palate. The more color you use, the more festive the occasion!

Winter Wonderland

Coral even makes a great contrast color to an otherwise muted or neutral palette, which makes it versatile for every season. Incorporating coral into smaller accent pieces gives your winter décor the perfect pop of color, to warm up any chilly occasion! For this, we recommend keeping it more subtle. Try coral tapered candles, napkins, favors, escort cards or menus.

Element Inspiration

Sometimes, organic elements in nature can be the inspiration for our wedding theme more than colors, such as geodes, cacti, or even coral. These simple, yet inexpensive elements can make for a great addition to your wedding décor.

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