Spiced Honey and Living Coral – both have been dubbed the hottest hue of 2019 by design experts, but which colour will win in the wedding style stakes?
One is ‘sweet and spicy’, the other is ‘animated and life-affirming’ and according to experts in the subject of trends forecasting they’re the colours we’ll all be wearing, adorning our homes with and incorporating into weddings this year.
Emma Major from Yorkshire’s Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa debates whether Dulux or Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ is the winning shade…
“It’s hard to think of a better colour than coral for a wedding,” says Emma. “From flowers to favours, cakes to cravats – there’s nothing this vivacious and uplifting shade doesn’t look good on. The only challenge is coral’s existing popularity in wedding decor, so here are some more unusual ways to work coral into your wedding day.”
“Ombre effects are set to be a big trend this year, and a bright coral fading into cream looks a truly stunning on anything from wedding dresses to table linens. Colour fades in room décor can be created through floral arrangements or even an assortment of slightly different coloured candles or painted bottles. Assemble them in a group so they transition from lightest to darkest.
“Dip dying or tie dying linens is an easy and affordable way to give an artisan edge to table decor. Hanging floral displays or handcrafted touches such as coral dreamcatchers or flowers made from burlap or hessian will complete the bohemian vibe.
“Another tip is to try unusual colour combinations – peachy shades and apple or mint green make delicious duos. Or try a rich navy, gold and coral for a lavish winter wedding scheme.”
Traditionally focused on interior design, Dulux’s ‘Colour of the Year’ selections are increasingly becoming influential outside of that sector. This year, the colour specialists have selected a neutral shade with spicy undertones as their hero shade. And it’s a suitably chic colourway for a wedding day.
Starting off with a collection of bridesmaid dresses in caramel and mocha tones – mixing textures and embellishments as well as matt and metallic fabrics - will certainly set a tasteful tone for the day.
Not only is Spiced Honey easy to use as a backdrop for brighter accent hues, it’s a simple, sophisticated stand-alone colour when it comes to wedding style. Honey, caramel and mocha tones have real rustic appeal, easily incorporated through vintage brown paper stationary or luggage tag place settings tied with twine. Arrangements of vintage roses in beige and champagne set on ‘spiced honey’ table linens will add a further sophisticated element. And of course, little jars of honey make a sweet and thoughtful wedding favour.
Spiced Honey is also versatile when it comes to mixing with other shades – it’s a brilliant base for teal and hot pink hues, but there’s hardly a colour in existence that it will clash with.
So, what’s the verdict? Is coral king? Or is honey the hottest hue when it comes to weddings this year?
“Both colours have many positive qualities for weddings,” says Emma. “But they actually work brilliantly together – so perhaps there’s no need to choose when you can have both!
For more examples of wedding style, see what Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa have to offer.