It’s the start of a new year and in case you didn’t know, Pantone, the renowned colour matching system announces a new colour every year. This time around, the colour of the year is ‘Living Coral’ or you can find it in the Pantone Colour Institute by its code, 16-1546.
For 2019, this colour is meant to be dominating several industries for the next 12 months as it is predicted to be one of the most sought-after colours now that it has been crowned the colour of the year. Pantone described the colour as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge” which we feel is rather apt as it looks rather buoyant and vibrant.
This colour is one that doesn’t blend into the surroundings but it isn’t so loud that you will get sick of it soon. In fact, it is super versatile and can be used for an entire room or even just as an accent colour and will look just as amazing either way. It’s warm, vivid but with some mellow tones to it, which doesn’t overpower other things.
The wonderful hue can be used in your wardrobe, as an accessory, in your makeup, in your home or even any other thing you wish and we predict that we’ll be seeing a lot of this colour in 2019. It’s playful and sociable while giving off a hint of joy and encouraging lighthearted activity, this will certainly be the colour to go for when you feel like letting loose.
It’s an awesome colour that can be found in nature and will look really good on your social media feed as it’s so Instagram-worthy. Like its namesake, the coral reefs are a diverse kaleidoscope of colour that will certainly give you many ideas when it’s time to redecorate. Just like the executive director of Pantone, Leatrice Eiseman 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.”