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Tickle Me Coral: A Color for Your Spring or Fall Nashville Wedding

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thinking of colors for a wedding is one of the best parts of planning.  But if you're like me and are just a pansy for pretty colors, then finding that one perfect shade is somewhat a challenge!

Lucky for us (and our penchant for shopping online), Banana Republic was an unexpected source of inspiration!  They delivered this Spring "hot color" email to Ashley, who immediately forwarded it to me.    I think it's unanimous: the ABG team has officially got a crush on coral!   

Coral can be a great color accent for Spring and can be tweaked to be great for a Fall wedding too.

Coral color palette Banana Republic

Maybe it's the constant rain and gray that's been looming over us that's got me excited to feature this color but I honestly do like it.  Pantone's particular shade of coral for Fall 2010 is aptly named "Living Coral."   I will admit the first time I saw a dress in that color, I thought "that's weird" but boy was I wrong - after seeing it on girls of all sorts of skin tones, I realize that coral really brings their complexions to life (so "Living" is quite apropos) and I love what it does for the look of a wedding.  Nothing like a splash of color to liven things up.   It's delightful color,  easily complemented by reds, whites and neutrals, or when alongside blacks and bolder shades, becomes a playful, Alice in Wonderland-ish type theme. 

Pantone Living Coral bold palette  

Pantone's Lipstick Red, Living Coral and Black (above) can easily be brought to life and makes a bold, chic color palette that's just stunning!

Nashville wedding table setting coral black

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Pantone Living Coral palette

Pantone's Living Coral, Pink Dogwood and Grey Violet (above) can be softened and creates an understated elegance.  Below, we've created an inspiration board that's the signature of a spring wedding here in Middle Tennessee. We pulled these images from our design gallery to give you an idea of how you can use color in your palette.

Top: Custom invitations, Southall Eden | Wedding reception, Signature Events  | Middle: Bouquet, Enchanted Florist | Coral, black and white cake, SIgnature Cakes by Vicki | Bridesmaids dress by Watters & Watters | Bottom: Sushi platter, A Catered Affair | Wedding design, Sasha Souza Events

We like coral with black or with gray.  What other coral color combinations do you like?   We would really love to see your ideas and inspirations - share them with us in comments!

About the Author:

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Blogging is something I’ve enjoyed doing for years. My interests lie mostly in lifestyle related topics like fashion, style, design, food and weddings. When I heard Ashley was looking to bring on new members to the ABG team, I jumped at the opportunity - I can’t think of a better way to stay involved in weddings than to write about them and to stay in touch with the trends and new ideas. Lucky for me, Ashley likes my blog and trusts my experience to bring me on and so far, it’s been a blast.

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send Posted on March 24, 2010 | Filed under: Florals, Details & Design , Inspiration & Trends,

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