Coral Wedding Color – Combination Options You Don’t Want to Overlook

This past winter I posted The 10 All-Time Most Popular Wedding Colors and the  coral wedding color, of course, was on the list. This post will go in to a little more detail about coral, so you an see some of its possibilities. It is a classic wedding color and depending on what color it is paired it, it can work with a wedding of just about any style.

Coral, a pinkish orange, is one of those colors that seems to work best in spring and summer, since it has a warm-weather vibe to it. But I think the darker hue of the color can work quite well for fall weddings.

Coral can range from a deep, saturated color to a soft pastel as shown in the chart below.
Coral Shades in Swatches

Coral Wedding Color – Coral is shown here without being paired with another color except for white. White is a good choice to pair with coral (or any other color) if you want the color to stand out. When choosing coral bridesmaid dresses be sure and take each girl’s coloring in to consideration. The softer shades of coral can easily “wash” your girls out, so you may want to go with at least a mid-tone hue for their dresses, as shown in the collage below.


Coral and Gray Wedding Color – Coral and gray is a fabulous combination to use for wedding colors. It is perfect for fall for a totally unexpected palette. This combination is also “groom friendly” … what I mean by that is that it is not a particularly girly combination and it is likely to appeal to your groom.

Coral and Navy Wedding Colors – This combination is versatile and works with many wedding styles such as preppy, nautical, rustic and more! In this collage, the bridesmaids are wearing navy and bringing in the coral with their flowers. This can be a great choice, if the bridesmaids have darker complexions/hair as shown below.

Coral and Turquoise Wedding Colors – As they say, “What’s not to like”! This combination is gorgeous and brings out the very best in both colors. This combination is perfection for a beach wedding, yet it would also work for a rustic or garden wedding, too.

Collages created by Sher Silver.

Click each photo to see the full-size image.

More coral ideas are on our Coral Pinterest board.

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Photo Credits: Coral:  [2]Deborah Zoe Photography [3]The Pastry Studio [5]HonestlyYUM [6]Chic Details [7]Citrus and Orange –  Coral: Confections of a Foodie Bride, Colin Cowie Weddings, Maggie Stolzberg Photography, Colin Cowie Weddings, Connie Cupcake, Colin Cowie Weddings, Society Bride – Coral & Gray: The Wedding Chicks, Cordele Photography, Project Wedding, True Photography Weddings, Sugar City Sweets, Amelia Johnson Photography, Cupcake, Lane Dittoe, Yvonne Wong, Style Me Pretty, Confectioner’s Counter – Coral and Navy: Vanilla Bake Shop, Zest Floral/Powers Studios, Abby Grace Photography, The Fairmount Bride, Tim Duncan Events, The Knot, Kate Parker Designs – Coral and Turquoise: La Vida Creations Photography, RubyJu, Tumblr, Object:Splendor, Sugar Bloom Cupcakes, The Knot 

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Comments (13)

  • theresa

    wow so luvly!!!!!!!. i love coral and turquoise

    July 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm
    • Exclusively Weddings

      Hi Theresa, Yes! Coral and Turquoise is really a gorgeous combination!

      Best wishes!

      July 15, 2015 at 10:51 am
  • Somiii

    Nice Job dear, Coral is one of my best colours, my favourite in this post is Coral and Navy.

    November 5, 2015 at 5:55 am
  • Mimi la Cherish

    My wedding is on the 4thof April 2016! and my birthday is that same day 4th of April. pls I need perfect two colour combination for my wedding. I need your help pls. I like green but I don’t know the perfect colour that can go with green. I also like blue and yellow but is rampant. pls help thanks!

    January 4, 2016 at 4:27 am
  • Jamia Johnson

    Hi my name is Jamia and im getting married next year and i need some help with ideas. My fiance and i wedding colors are cherry red and white. Please help me.

    March 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  • Catherine

    My name is Cathy, my son and daughter in law to be are getting married this coming August 2016. Their colors will be Bridesmaids in Coral and Groomsman in Navy Blue!
    My question is….. As Mother of the groom what COLOR of dress should I try to find????
    I definitely will be looking for a long gown !
    Just having a difficult time with what color!!
    Thank you

    May 6, 2016 at 11:43 am
    • Exclusively Weddings

      Hi Cathy, Regarding the color of your dress … It is traditional that the bride’s mother chooses her gown first, so you’ll need to wait on her to choose. And then traditionally, the bride will suggest colors for you that fit in to her vision of the wedding. You’ll need to take in to consideration what the bridesmaids are wearing, as well. So stay away from coral! Without taking in to consideration what the mother of the bride is wearing, I think a shade of blue would be lovely … a color such as cobalt. I think, depending on the dress, that even navy would work. Best of luck to you, Cathy!

      Warm reagards,

      May 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm
  • Esther

    Hi,am Esther…will be getting married this year,I and my fiance have been considering coral and teal colors…am worried how is gonna look like,any help from you?

    May 20, 2016 at 8:56 am
  • Tee

    Hi my name is Tee. My wedding is coming up this year. I need colour combinations ideas for Navy Blue as my Finance has chosen that colour for his suit. what do you think about Mint and Navy Blue or Coral and Navy Blue. i am totally clueless.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    June 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

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