Every year, Pantone, the authority on all things color, decides on their color of the year. That decision impacts many industries, including weddings. If you’re trying to come up with a color scheme for your wedding, going with Pantone’s color of the year is a safe bet to ensure you’re picking something current and not old-fashioned.

So what’s Pantone’s color of 2019? Living Coral! It’s the peachy coral color that you know and love, but it skews just a bit more pink than a more traditional coral. This shade is perfect for a spring or summer wedding, especially if you plan to have your ceremony or reception outside. But how do you style a wedding with Living Coral? It’s actually a fairly simple color to find when it comes to bridesmaid dresses. If you need some inspiration for Living Coral bridesmaid dresses, then read on!

1. Living Coral, Bright and Bold

Rather than featuring the harshness of most pinks, coral’s warmth means that the 2019 color of the year works with most skin tones. We promise you won’t have a hard time convincing your bridesmaids to rock this color.

Coral Dress Ideas | Bridesmaid Dresses Ideas for 2019 Pantone Color of the Year | My Wedding Favors

Aline Bridal

2. Flowers Galore

Another positive to a Living Coral color scheme? It’s easy to find flowers that will match your bridesmaids’ dresses. Try roses, peonies, snapdragons, dahlias or Gerber daisies in shades of Living Coral. Bring your florist an example of this color so they get it just right.

Coral Flowers | Bridesmaid Dresses Ideas for 2019 Pantone Color of the Year | My Wedding Favors

Edyta Szyszlo

3. Living Coral Ombre

Want to make your bridesmaid dresses a little interesting? Look for a dress that creates a light to dark ombre effect. This dress would look perfect at a tropical destination wedding–especially with some great shots of the bride and her bridesmaids on the beach.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Living Coral Ombre

Sorella Vita

4. A Dress for Every Bridesmaid

Gone are the days where you had to pick just one dress for every bridesmaid. Truth is, some people look great in a certain kind of dress, and others don’t. Skip all the dress-hate drama by letting your ladies pick a dress that works for them. Just make sure that they all get something in the same color: Living Coral. With it being the color of the year, it’ll be a lot easier for them to find a dress that fits the theme as well as their own unique body shape.

Coral Dress Ideas | Bridesmaid Dresses Ideas for 2019 Pantone Color of the Year | My Wedding Favors

Marko Marinkovic

5. The Many Shades of Coral

If you want to mix things up a bit, go for varying shades of coral for your bridesmaids’ dresses. A range from dark to light will look lovely and dynamic in your wedding photos. Plus, each lady will look and feel confident in her favorite shade of coral.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Range of Coral

Claire Thomson