There was Rose Quartz and Serenity, Greenery then Ultra Violet, and now there is Living Coral. Pantone, a company that specializes in pigments and ink colors, has released its 2019 color of the year – Living Coral. Describe by Pantone as a “coral hue with golden undertone[s]”, this color was chosen for its lively, yet soft hue. Coral is not a new color in terms of existence. Many of us have seen this color in nature or even have a version of this color somewhere in our closet or our home. The color of the year is simply a color that Pantone chooses to represent a snapshot of their observations of our culture and current events.
Pantone believes that Living Coral represents our playful nature. It’s vibrant and energizing, yet is rooted in warmth and nature. It’s a lively color, yet not overwhelming. You can bet that you will be seeing this color expressed in fashion and in design, if you haven’t already. It’s a pretty color and its undertone allows for dynamic color combinations. In fact, with the color of the year, Pantone also issues color palette combinations to show how Living Coral can be incorporated into your design or fashion choices.
All of this should be taken as merely lighthearted information. Think of Living Coral as a new color to explore if you haven’t already. After long, dull winters, this may be the color to liven up your spirit for the spring! Remember, fashion is meant to be fun and playful!