Twice a year experts from all over the world flock to a different European capital to attend a secret meeting. It is at these meetings that the Pantone color of the year is decided upon. Every year, Pantone chooses a color that will influence design from fashion to furniture for the coming year by examining color trends throughout the world.
Pantone’s color of the year for 2019 is Living Coral, a soft pink hue with undertones of orange and gold. Describing it as “nurturing, lively, and convivial” and inspired by the beauty of nature, Living Coral can be used as both an accent to add a splash of color or be used in a larger piece to make a bold statement.
According to the Pantone Color Institute, “When used as a bold statement in settings and décor, Living Coral fosters immersive experiences tied to a playful spirit. As a color linked to tactility and human connection, Living Coral in shag rugs, cozy blankets, and lush upholsteries creates a warm, comforting, and nurturing feeling in the home. With its ebullient nature, Living Coral adds a dramatic pop of color to any room setting whether in decorative accessories, tabletop, or on the wall.”
However you choose to include this color in your decor, it’s sure to brighten up everyday life.