After giving us a few days of glorious sunshine and warm* weather last week, the sun has gone behind the clouds again and we're not sure when he'll return. Nevertheless, I'm still dreaming of vibrant, summer colour schemes and this week I am being indulgent and looking at one of my favourite combinations - coral pink and gold. *warm in Ireland equating to approx 18 degrees Celsius, it's the little things in life. Coral pink is a really vibrant, happy hue and when combined with a sparkling gold, creates the perfect summer theme. The sophistication of gold works so well with the fun coral pink. Think full, soft coral-hued blooms tied with gold ribbon; tickled pink cocktails in gold-rimmed glasses, bridesmaids in ombré shades of coral accented with glistening gold accessories. It's also a combination that works really well for the guys - coral pink looks great with pretty much all suit shades, including black, charcoal, grey and taupe or beige. A great way to start when you're thinking of how to incorporate these colours into your design is to look at geometric shapes and patterns. Circles, polka dots, chevrons and stripes all look great as a design feature for a really pretty and modern wedding. Below is some of our favourite coral pink and gold wedding inspiration. [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" size="full" ids="1159,1160,1161,1162,1163,1164,1165,1166,1167,1168,1169,1170,1171"] Coral also works really well with pastel shades like mint green (or indeed any shade on the green colour wheel), lilac and blush pink, as well as navy or gray for a stronger palette. If you're thinking of using coral pink and gold in your colour scheme for a fall or winter wedding but worry that it might be too bright, just recalculate! Substitute pale or yellow gold shades for rose gold, and accent with deeper shades of red and umber for a strong colour scheme that will work well into winter. For even more great colour scheme ideas, check out our Pinterest board!