Living Coral is Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year. A fresh, vibrant hue that is the perfect pop of color to kick off the new year. This color du jour has influenced the design direction and product development of multiple industries. We’ll be sure to see Living Coral saturate interiors, fashion, graphic design and more for months to come.
Described as “animating and life-affirming” the color experts say that “the shade communicates a vibe that embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”
To us, Living Coral is an energetic, sociable hue, that is just what we need during the dreary winter months. It’s a versatile shade people want to live with, whether it be in their interiors, wardrobes, creative design projects or home and beauty products. We’ve compiled lists of our favorite coral-centric designs below.
Color Me Coral
Living Coral saturated the spring/summer 2019 runways. Color palettes in the collections of Marc Jacobs and other top fashion designers reflected the trend by applying it in creative and unexpected combinations. From bold monochromatic separates to tulle skirts in shades of peach, living coral is truly versatile and will easily make its way into your wardrobe. Here’s how to wear this year’s hottest trends.
THE WEEKEND: I love the casual look of this weekend wear. Add the dangling earrings and that gorgeous clutch to take it from day wear to a night out on the town.
THE OFFICE: Casual office wear never looked so good. Add a little more glam to your office wear with threader earrings and a scarf.
THE PARTY: Take an evening look to the next level with these Pumps that can be just as versatile with jeans or fitting pants.
Ulla Johnson Maya Embroidered Dress, Nordstrom, Charles by Charles David Max Pointy Toe Pump, Nordstrom, Rebecca Overmann Double Dot Earrings, Rebecca Overmann, Chloe Marcie Long Zip Zip Wallet, Nordstrom
Interior décor is where Living Coral really shines. It adds a vibrant pop of color to any room. You don’t need to hire an interior decorator to incorporate this palette into your interior. Accessories like pillows, rugs and vases, are an easy way to create instant warmth and a spark of interest. You can also add a piece of furniture that is interchangeable, like a statement chair or accent table. The options are endless.
Living Coral By Design
Pantone put forward that Living Coral is “a reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media, and that people “are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy.”
A striking hue in digital media, Living Coral can inspire optimism in user experience when incorporated into app and web design. Equally as enticing in graphic design, Living Coral is that perfect pop of color when creating recognizable brand elements and color palettes.
Applied to product design, Living Coral is naturally suited for all ages and genders. It also “appeals to our desire for products exhibiting humanizing and heartening characteristics”. Here are some of our favorite products featured in Living Coral.
Pantone Color of the Year, 2019 Mug, Pantone, Senreve Mini Maestra Leather Satchel, Nordstrom, Apple iPhone XR, Apple, Solomon Sense Pro 2 Running Shoe, Amazon, Pantone Color of the Year Nail Lacquer, Ulta