Each year the Pantone Color Institute chooses one color that, after much research and consideration, determines trends for the coming year. This can be seen in all areas, such as entertainment, art, fashion and all areas of design. For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year, has influenced product development in many areas such as home furnishings, fashion and industrial design to name a few. This year they have chosen Living Coral.
Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral
Living Coral enlivens and energizes with a soft edge and a golden undertone. It is vibrant yet mellow and embraces us with warmth and comfort in our continually shifting environment. Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.It is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.
“Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord. “ -Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute
Living Coral emits familiar color found beneath the sea. It is evocative of how living reefs provide shelter to a array of sea creatures.
The Impact of Living Coral In Design
In 2019 you will see Pantone’s Living Coral in many areas of design. It will be found on walls, in fabrics, furnishings and everywhere you look. It will provide pops of color and interest in any room while creating warmth and comfort.
In the sunroom pictured above the use of Living Coral is found both in the window treatments and the chairs. It brightens the room and invites you to sit, have a cup of coffee, read a book and stay a while. It just makes you happy.
In this living area you see softer shades of coral combined with gray and chartreuse. An excellent example of how to use Living Coral with neutrals as well as mixing with another color.
How Will You Incorporate Living Coral?
So, now that you know the Color of the Year is Living Coral, how will you incorporate it into your décor? It can be relatively easy. Add touches of this beautiful color in your bedroom, living area, kitchen, actually anywhere. Through the use of bedding, dishes, pillows, rugs. The options are endless.
Navy is an excellent color to pair with coral as shown in the bedding above.
The above pictures will hopefully give you inspiration when it comes to adding Living Coral to your home this year. I have already added this color to our home through pillows, art and rugs. Add this beautiful color to your home and it will surely make you smile.