Color is one of the first things guests notice upon entering your reception hall. It is the one artistic element that we are taught from a young age. Living Coral was the hot color for 2019 and  as we head into 2020 there will be a whole new color trend on the horizon to help guide our imaginations. How can you use the hottest color or your favorite color without over saturating your big day?

Colored Cake

     Ditch the plain white wedding cake! Over the top wedding cakes are no longer just about the size and number of tiers but the all over design. Incorporating modern trends like marbling, geometrics and hand painted details in bold colors like Living Coral can create an eye catching dessert for your attendees.

Bridesmaid Arrangements

     Try a fun and quirky look for your wedding by allowing your bridesmaids to carry bold colored bouquets in varying shades of your chosen colors. To make this technique work and look cohesive make sure the arrangements are the same shape and size to make a uniformed look between your friends while still having individual pops of color.

Delicious Deserts

     “Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.” Pantone said of their bold hue, “Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits” Adding this lively color or any other warm shade of your choice creates a pulling effect so using these colors in areas such as a desert bar can draw guests without signs or signals leading them. If you  are looking for delicious desserts check out Chicago Custom Cakes

Dressed up Drinks

     There are plenty of ways you can incorporate color into your drinks from the choice of straw handed out to the drink itself. Creating a signature drink for your bartender to make with a splash of your chosen color is a great way to allow guests to carry your color through out the room while trying something uniquely you.

Powerful Paper

     Pantone mentioned that Living Coral, “emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind.” What an enticing color! Be sure to carry your wedding theme though out your event from start to finish. Have a professional artist add this bold color to invitations, place cards, and more for the added pop before your event even begins.

     While color can be fun it can also be overwhelming so regardless of the tips and techniques you choose remember to only embrace two or three colors. If you’re looking for more of a pop try two complementary colors like orange and blue, yellow and violet or red and green (Try varying hues to avoid a holiday effect). 

“Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time”