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.

Click each photo to see the full-size image.

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 

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About Sher Silver

Sher Silver has been active in the bridal industry for more than 25 years. She was on the Pace Communications’ team that launched Elegant Bride magazine and she served as its VP/General Manager. In 1991, she was asked to start up the Exclusively Weddings’ division for Pace and develop its catalog and product line of wedding accessories, favors and wedding party gifts. Once the original assortment of products was successful, she soon laid the groundwork for adding wedding invitations to Exclusively Weddings’ assortment. This included printing them in-house, so that exacting standards could be adhered to. She brought together an array of wedding invitation designs and price points that incorporated a mix of styles from classic to contemporary. Elegant and tasteful, these invitations set a fresh, new precedent in the industry and Exclusively Weddings continues to be known for offering invitations with both style and value. In addition, Sher has a passion for developing products that make it easier for brides to plan their weddings. She conceived, developed, and was editorial director of The Handbook of Wedding Invitations and the popular wedding planning system, The Organized Bride®. She has also created a wide variety of innovative, best-selling wedding products such as personalized wedding day totes for bridesmaids, Daddy’s Girl® frame, “To Dry Your Tears®” hanky for mother of the bride, personalized pouches for wedding rings, wedding welcome bags for out of town guests and more! Sher loves helping brides with questions they may have about their big day and providing valuable information and ideas to make wedding planning easier.

13 thoughts on “Coral Wedding Color – Combination Options You Don’t Want to Overlook

  1. Hi my name is Tee. My wedding is coming up this year. I need colour combinations ideas for Navy Blue as my Finance has chosen that colour for his suit. what do you think about Mint and Navy Blue or Coral and Navy Blue. i am totally clueless.

    Thanks for your assistance.


    • Hi Tee, A favorite of mine is coral and navy. You really can’t go wrong with that one! I think it will be better than Mint. Here is a link with more photos so you can see how it will look.

      Best wishes!


  2. Hi,am Esther…will be getting married this year,I and my fiance have been considering coral and teal colors…am worried how is gonna look like,any help from you?


  3. My name is Cathy, my son and daughter in law to be are getting married this coming August 2016. Their colors will be Bridesmaids in Coral and Groomsman in Navy Blue!
    My question is….. As Mother of the groom what COLOR of dress should I try to find????
    I definitely will be looking for a long gown !
    Just having a difficult time with what color!!
    Thank you


    • Hi Cathy, Regarding the color of your dress … It is traditional that the bride’s mother chooses her gown first, so you’ll need to wait on her to choose. And then traditionally, the bride will suggest colors for you that fit in to her vision of the wedding. You’ll need to take in to consideration what the bridesmaids are wearing, as well. So stay away from coral! Without taking in to consideration what the mother of the bride is wearing, I think a shade of blue would be lovely … a color such as cobalt. I think, depending on the dress, that even navy would work. Best of luck to you, Cathy!

      Warm reagards,


  4. Hi my name is Jamia and im getting married next year and i need some help with ideas. My fiance and i wedding colors are cherry red and white. Please help me.


  5. My wedding is on the 4thof April 2016! and my birthday is that same day 4th of April. pls I need perfect two colour combination for my wedding. I need your help pls. I like green but I don’t know the perfect colour that can go with green. I also like blue and yellow but is rampant. pls help thanks!


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