Pantone Color of the Year 2019 is . . . LIVING CORAL

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The deities have spoken and publicly announced 2019’s color of the year. Last year’s Ultraviolet was kind of a dud, in my opinion, so this choice is welcomed with arms wide open! Get ready to embrace 2019’s Pantone Color of the year — LIVING CORAL, a hue described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge . . . the engaging nature of Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.” Welp, okay. Sounds good to us! We love a citrusy mix and a good pop of juicy, vibrant color, so where can we expect to see this coral phenomenon? Pretty much all over the place, in furniture, accessories, textiles, fashion, and beauty.

Like here, on this velvet fainting sofa from  Urban Outfitters …

Like here, on this velvet fainting sofa from Urban Outfitters

And on these dude Adidas kicks…

And on these dude Adidas kicks…

Mixed with pale pink + in bold stripes

Mixed with pale pink + in bold stripes

In this Mind the Gap  The Undersea wallpaper

In this Mind the Gap The Undersea wallpaper

AND…a one-of-a-kind  Silk Suzani  pillow FTW!

AND…a one-of-a-kind Silk Suzani pillow FTW!

What do y’all think? Is Living Coral a color you’d bravely introduce into your home in wide swaths or intermittent spurts throughout a room or two?
While I wouldn’t describe coral as a color “embodying a desire for playful expression,” I will say it’s hella joyful. And who can’t embrace joy when it rears its pretty head?

xx -Rebecca