For those looking to make a bold statement or just really pull their wedding look together, color is everything. Color can create a story and all overall vibe to any party or event, so it’s important to show your personality, but really think through your color choices.

Wedding professionals from the florist to the photographer can help you along, but there are a plethora of resources online, if you do your research.

Lucky for you, dear readers, we’ve pulled together some of the top wedding colors for 2019 according to some big players in the wedding, design and color world.


First, the Pantone Institute, official authority on color, not only gave the public its annual color of the year, but also put together wedding palettes with online wedding market WeddingWire to make choosing a color palate easier for the couple. We previously highlighted these palettes, but we want to spotlight the color of the year for 2019: Living Coral. This beautiful hue is light, airy and an uplifting color in our opinion. It’s also a perfect pick for a summer wedding, which for Louisiana can last well into “fall” so you have time to plan.


Additionally, Real Simple magazine previewed what its editors thought would be the top hues of 2019 in December 2018 and we think a few of them hit the mark.

Their pick for No. 3 of 7 was green. Emerald was the 2013 Pantone Color of The Year and since then, different shades of green from Kelly (Melanie here: This was clearly inspired by my fabulous LTEC counterpart Kelly Massicot) to lush forest green bring elegance to countryside soirees and amplify elements of modern weddings.

The No. 4 pick was “50 shades of purple.” (Kelly here: my absolute favorite color is purple, so I may be a little biased, but I’m sticking by it!) Purple is a historic shade of royalty and grandeur. Real Simple says, “You can’t go wrong with incorporating the color into your wedding palette,” and we absolutely agree.

And our final spotlight is the Real Simple No. 5 pick, dusty rose. Add gorgeous gold or champagne color accents to a dusty rose backdrop and you cannot go wrong. This hue matches well in florals, a pretty pick for your bridesmaids or even plush lounge seating for a funky, but elegant reception.


Do you have a favorite for 2019? Let us know in the comments.