Last week, we reported on the announcement of Pantone Color Institute’s 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral.
The vibrant hue was picked, according to the Pantone announcement, to represent the fusion of modern life, “Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”
Being a brighter hue, one may think this color only has a place in the spring or summer seasons. But, there are many colors that can highlight the bold tone or are complimented by the color and each year, Pantone highlights those hues to help incorporate the Color of the Year into your home or wardrobe.
Pantone’s “Focal Point” makes Living Coral the star of the show.
“Shimmering Sunset” creates a bold palette that exemplifies a sunrise or sunset where they say, “Living Coral energizes and enlivens, adding to our feelings of pleasurable warmth.”
“Sympatico” is Pantone’s way of paying homage to skin tones around the world.
“Trippy” is our least favorite of the palettes. Pantone explains the palette as, “A palette of hallucinogenic shades with dizzying effects, the wildly hedonistic color range we see in Trippy is pure and unadulterated.”
“Under The Sea” is the most literal interpretation of Living Coral. “Under The Sea places Pantone Living Coral at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem,” explained Pantone. “Evocative of how coral reefs embrace with their warmth and nourishment and provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of colorful sea life.”
We love Living Coral for the tropical vibe you can create with the color. Bold patterns like palm leaves and other plant-based patterns are very popular right now, and the coral color adds in just the pop of vibrant to complete the entire concept. This combo is great for a bridal shower or bachelorette party and can even include a past Color of the Year – 2013’s Emerald, which was a big favorite of ours.
For colder weather months, where bright hues aren’t necessarily the best option, Living Coral adds as a perfect accent to deep blues; rich reds (and former Color of the Year Marsala); and even more neutral colors like dark browns or tan colors.
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