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Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Calls for Coral

Pantone Announces the Color of the Year 2019: PANTONE® 16-1546 Living Coral

The Color of Home Interiors Energizes and Enlivens with Coral Shades

Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Home Interior Fabrics in Living Coral by Kravet Photo Credit: Kravet
Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Home Interior Fabrics in Living Coral by Kravet Photo Credit: Kravet

Pantone, the global color authority, believes our digitally-saturated, socially-isolated lives need a healthy dose of coral to comfort, connect, and soothe. Pantone announced PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as its Color of the Year 2019, described as an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone. “With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Mug in Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral by Room Copenhagen
Mug in Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral by Room Copenhagen

According to Pantone, coral is an antidote to the onslaught of digital technology and social media invading daily life. “We are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. The engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity and symbolizes our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits,” says Eiseman.

Adobe stock image of models wearing workout clothes in shades of coral.
Adobe stock image of models wearing workout clothes in shades of coral.

Each year, Pantone probes our collective psyche and pop culture to find out what colors are resonating in the minds and hearts of consumers. Pantone believes Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression and represents the fusion of modern life. “Pantone Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media,” says Eiseman.

Adobe stock image of leaf in shades of coral
Adobe stock image of leaf in shades of coral

 

Expect to see Living Coral color in home interiors and consumer products ranging from makeup to stationery as designers and manufacturers interpret the 2019’s IT color.

Stationery is Pantone's Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral by Brown Trout
Stationery is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral by Brown Trout
Cosmetics in Pantone's Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral by Butter London
Cosmetics in Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral by Butter London

Pantone suggests for interior décor and furnishings to use Living Coral as a bold statement or a dramatic pop of color to any room setting whether in decorative accessories, tabletop, or on the wall. The color connotes tactility and human connection through accessories such as shag rugs, cozy blankets and lush upholsteries for a warm, comforting and nurturing feeling in the home.

Home accessories by Surya in Pantone's Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral
Home accessories by Surya in Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral

Home accessories company, Surya just announced its extensive line of coral-colored living space accents in over 100 Surya accessories across its product categories, including rugs, lighting, textiles, accent furniture, wall decor, and more.

Home accessories by Surya in Pantone's Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral
Home accessories by Surya in Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral

“Living Coral is a multifunctional color that can cater to a variety of design styles,” says Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “We have seen coral tones emerging in our product development research. It bridges the gap between reds and oranges in a playful, lighthearted manner, making it much more commercially accessible across industries.”

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Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist (www.TheDesignTourist.com) that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: https://thedesigntourist.com/the-magazine/ Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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