Coral & Seafoam

So far, the decision on “wedding colors” has been the easiest—but even then, that doesn’t mean everyone agrees! I was positive I wanted to include the color coral in the wedding colors. Sure, it’s trendy—or maybe it used to be trendy, and I’m just that far behind?—but it’s also at least a somewhat flattering color on me and the tones are good for a spring wedding.

Coral it was, then.

The slight problem came in deciding on a second color. Everyone says you’re “supposed” to have two wedding colors, right? I was fairly set on seafoam—I mean, look at these inspiration photos! How could you say no?

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Image via Lover.ly / Photo by Jessica Frey Photography / Vases by A Creative Mint

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Image via Lover.ly / Photo by Christa A. Jones

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Image via Lover.ly / Photo by Jessica Frey Photography

So, coral and seafoam were definitely in. I debated for a while if I needed to have “secondary colors.” Eventually I decided that it doesn’t really matter! If I wanted to, I could add shades of blue, yellow, or lavender. Any of them would look good with coral and seafoam and with each other, so I don’t have to worry too much.

Did you use coral as one of your wedding colors? What other colors do you think would work?

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Mrs. Lemur

Location:
Greenville, South Carolina
Wedding Date:
May 2013

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    knadams0723 99 posts, Worker bee @ 12:29 pm

    I am using coral and pool/malibu blue and I guess ivory as an accent color. I love those colors together and I feel it will be perfect for our beachy theme because we are having a destination wedding.
    I think coral is a beautiful color and can look good with many other colors like purples,greens,yellows…etc. Good luck to you, excited to see what you come up with and see your ideas!

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    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 12:38 pm

    Soooo pretty! Can’t wait to see how you bring your colors to life!

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    Whitney818 118 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:38 pm

    I am using coral as well! and I’m also using a similar accent color. I have told everyone it is a light teal but it might be more of a seafoam. Its kind of between a tiffany blue and a mint :) We must have similar taste. All the photos you posted are on my pinterest board!

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    starcatcher09 130 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:43 pm

    I’m using a similar color palette with aqua, pale pink, pale orange and gold as my colors!

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    Megan, Guest @ 12:58 pm

    Those are my colors, with Gold/champagne accents. I’m also using some burlap & lace table runners.

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    cherryblossomlove 5277 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:05 pm

    Love coral!! So springy

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    joanne, Guest @ 1:20 pm

    I love these colors, Im having similar for my wedding. these table numbers are amazing. done anyone know where i can get them?

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 1:33 pm

    @joanne: I think those white frames are from Ikea; seems like they turned up very recently in a post. Then you just need to create a chevron-striped background and find some sort of paintable numbers that fit. If you try it, please post your results – good luck!

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 1:39 pm

    Lovely color combo!

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    Amber, Guest @ 1:42 pm

    I don’t think you need to “make” the chevron – you can use scrapbook paper cut to size. My experiance is that this is usually cheaper then creating/printing.

    Also, for numbers – check micheal’s wood crafts section and the ‘address numbers’ section of home depot and lowe’s.

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    havegroomwilltravel 82 posts, Worker bee @ 3:03 pm

    I loved coral and seafoam when I started planning…but seafoam/mint is an unbelievable hard color to pin down/be consistent with…When done right, it’s gorgeous…but again, just hard to find.

    We are having coral/peach flowers…BM dresses are periwinkle, MOH is in navy and groomsmen all in light gray. I would have never thought I’d have these colors but once you start looking, you quickly get ideas of what is do-able and what isn’t ….good luck!

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    hopefullbeee 239 posts, Helper bee @ 3:11 pm

    I used a similar color scheme but I called it teal & peach. Our wedding was very small and had kind of a shabby chic feel to it…as well as a bird theme.

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 3:14 pm

    Yay for so many other coral brides!

    @HaveGroomWillTravel ugh I had the exact same problem! when we get to bridesmaids dresses I’ll tell you more about the ridiculous problems I had with colors. They look gorgeous together though don’t they?

    Coral was kind of hard to find sometimes too! I ordered tissue paper, etc. online.

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    hisluckygirl22 101 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:24 pm

    I’m using orange/coral colors with eggshell blue accents. My wedding theme is rustic so we wanted to use those colors to give it a sunny sort of feel, and we think it will go well with the sunflowers we plan on using for bouquets and pew decorations.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:40 pm

    This is such a lovely combination, I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:49 pm

    I really, really like that combo of colors. I wouldn’t use them as my wedding colors, because they’re not “us”, but I’ve seen a lot of wedding with similar combos and they are to die for.

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    sukramt 34 posts, Newbee @ 5:08 pm

    What a beautiful smile:)

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    kimy 1164 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:21 pm

    You are making me want to change my colour scheme lol

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    brooklyn55 743 posts, Busy bee @ 8:30 pm

    Coral bride here! At first, I was going for almost the exact same colors as you. This was before I decided on a venue. After I decided on a venue, I thought that the blue and coral I was using looked weird with the deep gold walls of the reception room. I think its beautiful for an openy, airy spring like space but our venue is not that. So I am doing navy blue and coral with gold accents to tie in the venue decor.

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    mrsjh13 14 posts, Newbee @ 3:06 am

    I am using mint & pink! So very similar colors, I’m getting married late August, I didn’t want all pastels. So I decided on a medium pink, mint, & grey. Mint & grey are my main colors, while pink & some white (flowers) will be accent colors! I’m also using grey & white chevron table runners for my reception, I loved the way they brought fun into the tables! We found donna Morgan BM dresses in “spearmint”, I think that’s the “mint” I’ve been looking for! She has a lot of colors, for those of you looking for mints /teals /aquas!

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    berrymagick 47 posts, Newbee @ 5:07 am

    We are getting married in September and so far these are our colours….coral has alway been my go-to colour for favourite clothing etc and the seamfoam mint is just beautiful and cheery with it…so far we havent set any plans in stone so Im sure it will grow and evolve- I’m not looking forward to picking them exact shades and then trying to match….eeek!

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 5:36 am

    LOVE coral. I am also using coral! I know what you mean about it being ‘trendy,’ but who cares?? Just gotta go with what you love! Great choice :)

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 6:10 am

    @Berrymagick: Like several commenters said before, it can be super hard to find colors and coordinate them! (I say coordinate instead of match cause pretty sure matching is impossible!) I had to abandon this scheme a little bit unfortunately but I do know it’s possible if I wasn’t working within some other strict parameters.

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 6:13 am

    @MrsJH13: A lot of places do have a seafoam/mint match as long as you’re willing to be a little more relaxed about color and style… main players like David’s Bridal and J. CREW especially.

    One thing I would suggest is buy the bridesmaid dresses FIRST if you’re dressing them in seafoam or mint! Then try to coordinate florals, decorations, etc. with that :)

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    lovelyduckie 756 posts, Busy bee @ 9:49 am

    blue, orange, and grey

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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 12:13 pm

    I’m coral, peach, green, and lavender.

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:56 pm

    pretty colors, I love seafoam and coral togther

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 8:03 pm

    this is sooo pretty! i’m using coral as my “accent” color (whatever that means), which doesnt really fit a winter wedding, but i’m hoping it works!

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    Nicole, Guest @ 4:50 am

    I am using coral, mint green and ivory and I am in love. My bridal party is doing a mix of these as well and they look gorg together. I’ve realized if you use some variant of theses eg.peach it adds another dimension. Happy planning

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