The colour experts have spoken... Living Coral is the colour forecast to enrich the year ahead
Each year Pantone, leaders in all things colour, predict a shade that will be the next BIG thing in the world of interiors. The Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 is Living Coral, described as ‘an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.’
The carefully selected colour is so much more than just a shade to paint walls with. It’s about how that colour makes us feel, and the atmosphere it creates when integrated into our homes.
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Pantone colour of the year 2019
‘Colour enhances and influences the way we experience life,’ explains Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. ‘As a shade that affirms life through a dual role of energising and nourishing. Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral reinforces how colours can embody our collective experience. While reflecting what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time.’
The expert colourists don’t make this decision lightly – they take into account influences in the world of interiors, fashion, design, travel and current socio-economic conditions.
In 2016, Pantone broke with tradition and chose two key colours to represent the year – Serenity and Rose Quartz. The gentle pink and blue were selected to show the need for peace and harmony in a chaotic world.
Pantone’s Color of the Year plays a huge role in influencing fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design.
Will you be living with Living Coral in 2019?