The Hottest Color Palettes for 2017

Take your color cues from these bright ideas: Pretty pastels, gleaming metallics, and vivid brights.

Coral Crush

coral wedding color palette

The dreamy coral, peach and pink palette of this backyard farm wedding was a no-brainer: The shades were the bride’s favorite colors, says Amber Karson, one half of the wedding design duo at the bi-coastal Karson Butler Events. What did take some thought, however, was figuring out how to put them all together in a way that wasn't overwhelming or too cutesy. Working with multiple colors can be tricky, so Karson and her partner, Emily Butler, chose one bold hue — bright coral — to anchor the décor, using softer shades of peach, pink, cream and green to add depth and character. “We complemented these hues with natural wood tones and rustic elements found on the groom’s family farm,” says Karson. With the palette in place, it was time to have fun with it. After the church ceremony, guests made their way to the Maryland farm, where the first stop was "The Original Orange Crush" bar. "The signature drink was a nod to the Dewey Beach [Delaware] favorite where the couple first met," she says. "It was special to our couple and really helped tell the color story." Even some of the appetizers, including salmon toasts and heirloom tomato crostini, just happened to match up. When it was time for dinner, guests gathered at long tables bedecked with lace runners and centerpieces of hydrangeas and roses. "The wooden tables' warm, rich hue worked beautifully with the riot of pinks and corals," notes Karson. In lieu of cake, the couple and their guests lined up at the pie bar for a slice or two of sweet endings.  

Long tables were set with vintage lace runners and romantic blooms.

coral wedding color palette

Rustic romance was the name of the day, with vintage barn wood fashioned into celebration signage.

coral wedding color palette 

The drink station.

coral wedding color palette

Instead of wedding cake, guests were treated to a pretty pie table.

coral wedding color palette

Each floral centerpiece was held in a silver vessel.

coral wedding color palette 

Tying the perfect (make that perfectly cute!) knot.

coral wedding color palette

Tomato crostini appetizers are served.

coral wedding color palette

Orange Crush at the ready on a warm summer afternoon.

coral wedding color palette

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