Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019

In December every year, Pantone chooses one color for the following year that they feel sets the tone (pun intended) for trends in the upcoming year. This year Pantone chose, drum roll, please…. Living Coral!

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They describe the color as an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. This color is going to show up in all forms throughout 2019 including interior decor, fashion and accessory design, product design and more.

So why did Pantone choose Living Coral? There’s something about the color that feels earthbound and welcoming, optimistic and intimate. And those are the exact reason’s Living coral is so applicable in the home and design space.

“Color 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 Pantone Living coral hit a responsive chord.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

Here are some ways to incorporate the color into your home with paint:

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Coral isn’t the only trend Pantone is predicting for 2019 in interior design. Pantone chose two color palettes with home decor in mind. ”With more choices than ever before, it is essential for home furnishings and interiors brands and designers to connect with their consumers and deliver the themes, palettes, and colors that engage and stimulate beyond the surface,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

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Will you be incorporating any of these color trends into your home decorating in 2019?

Have a question about the colors and if they will work in your home? Schedule an estimate and a color consultation to see if these colors are right for your space.

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