Coral Wedding Color – Combination Options You Don’t Want to Overlook

This past winter I posted The 10 All-Time Most Popular Wedding Colors and the  coral wedding color, of course, was on the list. This post will go in to a little more detail about coral, so you an see some of its possibilities. It is a classic wedding color and depending on what color it is paired it, it can work with a wedding of just about any style.

Coral, a pinkish orange, is one of those colors that seems to work best in spring and summer, since it has a warm-weather vibe to it. But I think the darker hue of the color can work quite well for fall weddings.

Coral can range from a deep, saturated color to a soft pastel as shown in the chart below.
Coral Shades in Swatches

Coral Wedding Color – Coral is shown here without being paired with another color except for white. White is a good choice to pair with coral (or any other color) if you want the color to stand out. When choosing coral bridesmaid dresses be sure and take each girl’s coloring in to consideration. The softer shades of coral can easily “wash” your girls out, so you may want to go with at least a mid-tone hue for their dresses, as shown in the collage below.


Coral and Gray Wedding Color – Coral and gray is a fabulous combination to use for wedding colors. It is perfect for fall for a totally unexpected palette. This combination is also “groom friendly” … what I mean by that is that it is not a particularly girly combination and it is likely to appeal to your groom.

Coral and Navy Wedding Colors – This combination is versatile and works with many wedding styles such as preppy, nautical, rustic and more! In this collage, the bridesmaids are wearing navy and bringing in the coral with their flowers. This can be a great choice, if the bridesmaids have darker complexions/hair as shown below.

Coral and Turquoise Wedding Colors – As they say, “What’s not to like”! This combination is gorgeous and brings out the very best in both colors. This combination is perfection for a beach wedding, yet it would also work for a rustic or garden wedding, too.

Collages created by Sher Silver.

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More coral ideas are on our Coral Pinterest board.

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Photo Credits: Coral:  [2]Deborah Zoe Photography [3]The Pastry Studio [5]HonestlyYUM [6]Chic Details [7]Citrus and Orange –  Coral: Confections of a Foodie Bride, Colin Cowie Weddings, Maggie Stolzberg Photography, Colin Cowie Weddings, Connie Cupcake, Colin Cowie Weddings, Society Bride – Coral & Gray: The Wedding Chicks, Cordele Photography, Project Wedding, True Photography Weddings, Sugar City Sweets, Amelia Johnson Photography, Cupcake, Lane Dittoe, Yvonne Wong, Style Me Pretty, Confectioner’s Counter – Coral and Navy: Vanilla Bake Shop, Zest Floral/Powers Studios, Abby Grace Photography, The Fairmount Bride, Tim Duncan Events, The Knot, Kate Parker Designs – Coral and Turquoise: La Vida Creations Photography, RubyJu, Tumblr, Object:Splendor, Sugar Bloom Cupcakes, The Knot 

Add Glamour to Your Wedding with Gold – 5 Dazzling Combinations

If you want to add glamour to your wedding … some dazzle … something special … consider adding gold! I have to admit that gold may not work for all scenarios. For example, gold might not be the best choice for an outdoor wedding in the middle of the summer. The reason for this opinion is that gold is such a warm color and it will only make the hot day seem hotter!

I have found five wedding colors that pair really well with gold.  There are many others that also work, but for this post, I’ll start with these five.

  • White and Gold
  • Black and Gold
  • Purple and Gold
  • Pink and Gold
  • Mint and Gold

White and Gold Wedding Colors  – If you want a neutral palette and don’t want to use all white (or ivory) then consider adding gold. This is an easy palette to work with and it can create a refined and elegant look for your wedding and reception. This combination can work especially well if your wedding is in the winter. There is just something about the warm glow of gold on a cold evening that is especially appealing.

Black and Gold Wedding Colors – A black and gold combination is dramatic and dressy. Even though I am calling it “black and gold” you will surely want to add white to break up the two colors, as shown in the collage below.

Purple and Gold Wedding Colors – Purple and gold can have a regal feel, especially when the shade of purple is a darker tone.

Pink and Gold Wedding Colors – If you love pink but don’t want to color scheme to be too girly, add gold to take it up a notch in sophistication.

Mint and Gold Wedding Colors – If there was ever a color just made for gold, it is mint! This combination works for day or night … indoors or out. Just a gorgeous combination!

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Collages Created by Sher Silver.

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Photo Credits: White and Gold: Benfield Photography, Cakes by Krishanthi, Love My Dress, Sugar and Cloth, The Little Big Company, NA – Purple and Gold: Wedding Wire, Every Last Detal/Sarah Bray Photography, Country Club Flower Shop, Tim Chin Photography,Rebecca Hansen Weddings, Tim Chin Photography, (#7 & #8)Every Last Detail – Black and Gold: Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, Cake Central, NA, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty – Purple and Gold: Wedding Wire, Every Last Detail/Sarah Bray Photography, Country Club Flower Shop, Tim Chin Photography, Rebecca Hansen Weddings, Tim Chin Photography, (#7 & #8) Every Last Detail – Pink and Gold: KT Merry Photography, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Martha Stewart Weddings,Wedding Chicks,  – Mint and Gold #1: The Sweetest Occasion, Ruffled Blog, United With Love/Eli Turner Studios, Simply by Tamara Nicole, The Sweetest Occasion, Brides – Mint and Gold #2: Magnolia Rouge, 100 Layer Cake, White Cakery Co.-A Division of Connie Cupcake, Ruffled Blog, The Merry Bride, Ruffled Blog/Peter Nix Photography, Every Last Detail