Think of how you feel when you drive past a field of blooming flowers on a summer day, or the calming feeling you have as you watch the rainbow of colors in the sky during a setting sun. Colors are so captivating and inspirational, and we just can’t get enough of them! So naturally, since it’s that time of year again, we wanted to share Pantone’s color of the year that inspires trends in 2019. Pantone’s colors help to marry a variety of industries, from designers, manufacturers, retailers, and you: the customer. Pantone provides a communication across fashion, architecture, photography, and more—all using color.
Do you remember us telling you about Ultra Violet last year? Well, this year’s color immediately brings to mind beautiful structures that grow very slowly and live at the bottom of the oceans. If the colors orange and pink could have a baby, it would be this color. Have you guessed it? That’s right: it’s Living Coral!
“Coral 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 Living Coral hit a responsive chord,” wrote Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. An interesting thing about this color is that in nature, it is more elusive. Coral in its natural form is absolutely beautiful in color, but it can only be seen by going under the sea. For those of us who have had the pleasure to see coral in its natural ecosystem, it can be said that reefs are both magnificently colored, and a shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of colored species. Living Coral has also been described as playful, joyful, nurturing, energizing, and familiar. It has also been said that it symbolizes our need for optimism. What do you think—would you agree that orange and pink’s baby has the personality that people are saying?
So how can you incorporate Living Coral into your design life? First ask yourself if you want it to be the focal color, or an accent color. If it’s your focal color, maybe paint a wall! If that sounds terrifying to you, Living Coral colored pillows or accent pieces would be a better option. With design trends going towards greys, whites, and other neutrals, it makes it very easy to swap out accent colors with the season. Is Living Coral an accent color you feel excited about? If you’d like help figuring out how to make it part of your design, give us a call at Curtain Call Creations!