Coral Wedding Inspiration to Decorate Our Wedding Venues in Bergen County, NJ
This year, Pantone’s color of the year is “living coral.” Coral is a gorgeous color, a warm and fruity shade of orange. It looks super lively, and radiates a wonderful softness – which is why coral curtains and clothes look so amazing. That’s why our wedding enthusiasts here at The Brick House in Wyckoff, NJ drummed up this little article full of inspiration on how to incorporate this beautiful, trendy color into your wedding this year.
It’s important to note here that coral has a couple different shades as well – the most popular one appears to be coral pink, which looks like a cross between orange and pink. Another popular shade is light coral. We love all of these shades, and will give you ideas on how to make them work in your wedding decorations.
The color experts at Canva say that coral is “stunning when combined with Tiffany blue and white. But it can also be combined with warm colors such as yellows. For a somber and versatile palette, combine coral with navy blue, taupes and grays. For a masculine feel, use coral as an accent to navy blue.”
Color psychology websites suggest that coral, being a warm color, will increase your energy levels, emotional energy and appetite, and make you more sociable. Coral is an attention-grabbing, unique color – which makes it perfect for our local wedding venues in Bergen County, NJ.
Using living coral in your 2019 wedding
If you’re looking for ideas for a wedding theme, a coral wedding would be awesome! And what’s more, it’d be super trendy. Why, you ask? Because coral was named Pantone color of the year in 2019!
Pantone is a paint and color consulting company based right here in New Jersey! They’re well-known for the Pantone Color Matching System – a color space used in printing, fabric and plastic industries. They also provide inks of numerous colors – including some specially-made colors that aren’t available widely.
The Pantone Color of the Year generates much excitement, because they’re considered an authority on the subject – and they do choose some truly gorgeous colors! Their choice often has a deep underlying meaning connected to the coming year and what they expect from it. From observing the trends on the runways at Fashion Weeks in New York and Paris to browsing interior design ideas, Pantone always puts together a fun line up of color coordination to inspire all sorts of design each year.
So, living coral is a special color chosen after much discussion, which will complement the year and make sense as the color of the year. And of course, this year’s color is named after the sea creature, making it even more appropriate to utilize in a New Jersey wedding here at The Brick House!
Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says about living coral: “Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital identities, and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”
This is why coral is perfect for wedding venues in Bergen County, NJ.
Ideas for using coral in your wedding
Coral is a versatile color and can be used in a number of ways. It’ll light up your wedding venue. It’ll look gorgeous in photographs, and the best thing yet is that it’s super easy to work in. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Coral colored flowers
Include some pretty coral-colored flowers in your bridal bouquet and/or decorations. This is one of the easiest ways to work the color into the event. Especially if you’re having a wintry wedding, any wedding venues in Bergen County NJ will look so much better with a pop of color to break up the snowy white outdoors. But if your wedding is at The Brick House in Wyckoff, our beautiful indoor space awaits your every décor inspiration while staying warm and toasty year round! Just head out to your garden center or to a florist’s, and take your pick from roses, peonies, dianthus, hypericum – and the dozens of other flowers that are available in shades of coral.
An eye-catching coral card
Use a shade (or three!) of coral in your wedding invitation, table numbering cards, etc. Coral works well with black, white and gold – this combination will make for a beautiful, color-balanced card that people will admire. If you’re in the mood to experiment you can try a gradient from, say, coral pink to living coral. You can try out different styles, fonts, color combinations, and much more!
Ocean-themed wedding with coral accents
A beach theme couldn’t be more appropriate here on the east coast! Plus, the cool colors of the ocean look fantastic coupled with coral. Personally, we’d lean towards coral pink, but you can experiment to see what works for you. As Canva’s design experts suggested, some shades of blue work excellently with coral – so you can mix and match them for clothes, decoration, and much more. The color of beach sand complements coral rather well – which is a pleasant bonus!
A coral wedding cake
The wedding cake is another great place where you can include the eye-catching color among any décor of most wedding venues. Bergen County NJ has some very talented folks who’ll make a cake as per your specifications, in the exact color you want. Feel free to ask us for recommendations on our favorite local bakers and cake designers! You can look at some pictures on Pinterest for inspiration – that website’s a treasure trove of ideas!
Coral food items
If you can find the right food dye combination (which will take a bit of experimentation), you can make most food items coral colored. Take for example the macarons in the picture below. It may be a little hard to decide which food items are right for this color experiment, because odd colors can make food a little less appetizing! (Blue spaghetti for one might throw off your palate!) So, plan well in advance and have a testing group for your ideas (and to try the food).
Dressing in living coral
You can have your bridesmaids dress in living coral (or a shade of your choice). It’s a beautiful color that goes well with white, so your wedding pictures will come out great. The men can have coral highlights like a handkerchief. Before ordering the dresses, make sure the shade you select works with your friends’ skin tone, or the effect may not be ideal. Besides, you want your friends to look great too!
A subtle touch – coral makeup
If you think coral dresses may be loud and prefer something a bit more subtle, you can try using coral makeup. Eye shadow would be my first choice, but coral colored lipstick would also work very well. Just make sure it’s subtle, because coral’s a vivid color that can overwhelm when used as makeup. Other options that are slightly less subtle include accessories and buttons. Coral colored clips, necklaces, shoes or earrings will provide a splash of color without being loud or too subtle.
Coral drapery for a warm atmosphere
When I imagine coral, for some reason it’s always as curtains, and it’s always coral pink. Wedding venues in Bergen County NJ will look a shade (or four!) brighter and warmer with some coral curtains. Of course, you don’t have to stick to curtains, you can go for tablecloths and other such pieces – it’s all down to personal preference. Make sure you get the right fabric, and visualize the drapery in place before you buy/rent.
Why’s coral perfect for 2019? What makes it ideal for a wedding theme? We’ll let Pantone answer that for you.
“In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.
Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.
PANTONE 16-1546 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. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.”
The Brick House is one of the best wedding venues in Bergen County NJ. The Brick House offers brides and grooms amenities not found elsewhere. Our private bridal suite gives the bride and her attendants a luxurious space in which to unwind or prepare for her grand entrance, and our cigar bar and meeting space is a great location for bachelor parties.
Our elaborate menus are customizable to suit your budget and individual tastes and needs, from buffet dishes and passed hors d’oeuvres to sit-down four-course dinners. And our beautiful restaurant gives you options for celebrating on a smaller scale when your wedding party is more intimate.
Plan your wedding reception for up to 150 people at The Brick House in our elegant banquet room, where the surroundings set the perfect stage for your big day (or evening!). You and your guests will enjoy gracious service and personal attention from the moment you arrive until the last plate is cleared.
Located at 179 Godwin Avenue in Wyckoff, we are easy to find and guarantee a great experience. Contact The Brick House for more details about booking, services and menus.