Pantone has recently identified “Living Coral” as the Color of the Year for 2019, and thus providing us with a much-anticipated change from last year’s “Ultra Violet.”
Why Living Coral is a great pick from Pantone
It all took place at the Royal Palm South Beach Miami in December where the Pantone Color Institute declared Living Coral, also known as Pantone 16-1546, the Color of the Year in 2019. The annual event that takes place since 2000 sees a special committee of representatives from various nations’ color standards groups pick the hue that best describes next year’s zeitgeist.
Living Coral opens the door to a wide spectrum of uses in home décor, artistic design and interior decorations that I cannot wait to implement.
As an abstract artist that is always mindful of the new trends in art, fashion, and design, I can say that I thoroughly welcome Pantone’s pick for 2019 and the multitude of creative opportunities that can develop from it.
Living Coral is an orange-pink nuance with a warm and optimistic tone. It denotes a vibrant, almost buoyant personality and carries a certain prestige in its golden undertone. Even Pantone recommends its liveliness calling the color “sociable and spirited, “and noting how “the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.”
According to Pantone Institute vice-president Laurie Pressman, this year’s choice takes inspiration from the vibrant diversity of coral reefs. She explains the committee’s pick as a coral that “is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of nature’s color and serves as a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life.”
For me, Pantone 16-1546 is also a color that aims for intimacy and calm in an era when intense digitization and social media have taken control of our daily lives. It has warm undertones that invite the viewer to engage and express with whole-hearted optimism through the surrounding environment. Living Coral has a calming role that maintains a subtle, but vibrant call to action.
An artistic statement about nature
The Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is an eye-catching combination of the ever-growing link between our palpable environment and the digital world where we spend most of our time. This warm orange-pink hue transports the viewer’s mind into an exotic setting where you can hear the subtle sound of ocean waves washing over a coral reef. In spite of this summer-like feeling that it spurs, Living Coral has multi-seasonal versatility and easily adapts to other environments, and it is powerful and impressive in all seasons. Even in wintertime it evokes the viewer’s nostalgic memories from summers past and delivers a cheerful optimism for the warm season that is about to follow.
Living Coral blends beautifully well in combination with other colors from the same family as well as with blue and light grey. You can benefit from a dynamic effect in your home by adorning the wall with an artwork that mixes this coral-like hue with blue-green into a unique representation reminiscent of an ocean ecosystem.
How I see people using Living Coral
Since 2000’s pick Cerulean, and going through 2009’s choice Mimosa, all the way to last year’s Ultra Violet, Pantone has used its position of a leading authority on color to set trends in the world of design. This year’s Living Coral is set to inspire everyone from fashion creators to home interior designers to embrace the hue and incorporate it in everything they create.
Living Coral is the kind of hue that you can use to add a vibe of lightheartedness to something as banal as a coffee mug but also the color that you use to paint an entire room. The Pantone 16-1546 has the power to anticipate the viewer’s smile even if it is only present through tiny spots on a dotted tumbleweed pillow.
I find that this color radiates positivity and inspires calm and deep connections. You do not have to cover your living room in Living Coral wallpaper. Instead, you can place a stunning fractal artwork displaying this hue in your parlor to instill a feeling of harmony and tranquility in your guests.
I have already created a few pieces utilizing this color, and I intend to use Living Coral intensely in my future art to provide my clients with a relevant connection to this year’s trend in color and design. My knowledge and passion for color integration in unique artworks are the basis for creating a means through which you can express optimism in your home.
Many times, people use color to deliver a message that they find almost impossible to transmit verbally. Through artwork that harmoniously combines innovative design with this year’s Living Coral, you finally find the medium through which you can express and share your innate sense of hope and serenity.
How to blend Living Coral I
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Living Coral will soon be a prominent presence in fashion, design, and art in the world’s most fashionable cities like London, Paris, Tokyo, New York, and Milan. You may soon notice this hue making its way in everything from designer outwear to cars, movies, and art to home interior design. Its soothing tones and sophisticated impulse to take action will blend perfectly with last season’s remains of Ultra Violet and complementary sources of color.
This year’s selection from Pantone is an ascending trend that will see art lovers devour and incorporate into their homes. It is an integral part of how our present-day society expresses and of our digitalized culture that withholds an attitude and emotion deeply representative of our humane care for endangered ecosystems.
I can help you to easily blend Living Coral into your environment and your life. By integrating artworks that use this calming hue you can add a shade of natural elegance to your living area. The color’s soothing presence matches perfectly with open-wide spaces and predominant colors like blue, light grey and blue-green. In this regard, you can combine it with a monochromatically-painted wall, a dark-colored sofa or even place plants with dark-green foliage in its vicinity.
There are limitless ways in which you can use Living Coral to implement a contemporary trend in your life. The best thing about this nuance is that it works perfectly in combination with either warm or cool colors. You do not have to make your interior home design go through drastic, overhauling changes.
You can upgrade to this year’s trend and create a comforting and nurturing mood that will define your home and your vibrant, optimistic view on life.