It’s officially 2019, and that means new trends and sources of inspiration for this year’s weddings. One of the things couples think about almost immediately after becoming engaged is their choice of color scheme. Colors affect everything from the dresses to the cake, and are selected for a variety of reasons. You might choose colors that reflect your favorites as a couple, or you may decide upon colors based on the season of the year. And, of course, you may simply choose your color scheme based on the beautiful color palettes seen online and in bridal magazines.

If you’re still stuck on the right color pairings for your special day, here are some of the most stunning color trends of the new year:

The Color of the Year: Living Coral

Each year, Pantone selects a color meant to inspire the year’s designs and palettes, and this year, living coral, a salmony mix of light peach and rich pink, is the chosen color. This color evokes feelings of spring and summer, but has already begun setting the tone for the color trends that will be popular all throughout 2019, from sea life colors to warm sunsets and joyful color tones.

Sea Greens and Lively Blues

The sealife color trend was already present when Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last May, with blues and greens the main colors of the day. Queen Elizabeth II wore an unexpected, classy lime green frock, while Princess Kate’s sister, as well as Markle’s mother, all wore similar shades of the spring tone. Other members of the royal family, meanwhile, including Prince Edward, donned deep, ocean blues and vibrant teals. Markle has made no secret of her love of the color green, wearing it to numerous events and occasions, no doubt contributing to the trend.

If you’re a fan of the royal family, a palette of ocean greens and blues, mixed with the delicate whites that also took center stage during the royal wedding, may be just the right palette selection for your own wedding day.

Warm Sunset Colors

Another Pantone prediction, sunset colors are expected to be a popular choice for 2019. Tying into this year’s nature trend, living coral fits in beautifully with equally vibrant pinks, purples, and yellows. You may also consider including a bright, trendy color like living coral alongside muted, earthy colors like sandy browns.

Forest Palettes

Earthy colors themselves are expected to be additional trends in 2019. Sage, rainy day grays, hunter greens, tree-colored browns, and charcoal colors can easily fit into a color scheme for the winter, spring, and autumn months, especially for a rustic-themed or enchanting forest-themed wedding.

Metallic Touches and Rainbow Sheens

This year is shaping up to be the year of subtle sparkle, with golds, silvers, and light rainbow colors popping up on wedding Instagrams and Pinterest pages. Pair a sparkly gold or iridescent hue with a forest or sunset palette, and you’ll be combining these trends in a way that is both unique and jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Choosing Your Color Scheme for 2019

Have you decided on the colors for your wedding this year? Have any of these trends inspired your choices? Chat with us about your choices and favorite trends in the comments below. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more fun as you plan your special day!

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