For the last 20 years, Pantone has released a new color each year that has influenced project development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including home furnishings, industrial design, and fashion.
This year’s color of the year is PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. Pantone describes it as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
The vibrant yet mellow color is said to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institue, says, “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.”
How Is the Color Chosen?
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions.
How to Use the Color of the Year
Pantone has created five different color palettes that feature Living Coral to help you use the color. You can see those here. We love the idea of using this bold color as an accent wall in your home. Not ready to have a whole wall in Living Coral? How about adding a piece of artwork that incorporates the color? Try using it in rooms that may not get much light. With its warm undertones, Living Coral can really help brighten up a space. Using accent pieces such as throw pillows or rugs, are a small and affordable way to include this 2019 trend. With a little more money, you can purchase a statement piece in Living Coral such as an accent chair. Either way now is the time to have some fun with it!
We would love to help you incorporate Living Coral into your dream home? Ready to find it? Give us a call today at 919-785-1100 (Raleigh) or 252-586-1150 (Lake Gaston) to get your real estate search started.