Bring Your Designs to Life with Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019

This year’s chosen color is  Living Coral, a beautiful and vibrant golden pink shade of coral.  On their website Pantone describes the color as “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”  That describes this tone of coral perfectly: It is somehow vivid and lively but soft and serene all at the same time.  We love corals in fashion and jewelry because they really do suit every skin tone beautifully.  Isn’t it refreshing in this day to find a color that can unite us all?

The color is further explained:

“Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

“In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.”

“Representing 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.”

“PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.”

We love the thought behind the color choice, but honestly, we just LOVE THE COLOR.  Here are some of our beading supply choices, available on our site, that will bring a touch of this warm and lively color to your designs:

What do you think of Pantone’s choice of ‘Living Coral’ for Color of the Year 2019?  Will you be using it in your designs?  Let us know in the comments below.

 (Originally published January 2, 2019)

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