Colour,  Colour theory,  interior design

Colour of the Year 2019

Are you in need of some colour inspiration to get you through this gloomy January? Look no further, Pantone has announced their colour of the year for 2019 and it is sure to brighten up the gloomiest of days.

Living Coral is Pantone’s Colour of the year 2019

Pantone describes it best “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”

Living Coral is on the surface a very pretty colour but it has a much deeper meaning and a very important message.

Inspiration was taken from two main areas, the first being coral reefs. Hidden deep beneath the sea coral reefs form some of the earth’s most diverse ecosystems. Occupying a tiny space in the world’s ocean area they still manage to provide a home for a quarter of all marine species.

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“PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color’.

The second area of inspiration comes from the ever-changing and demanding digital technology.  For most, technology and social media are now a daily part of our lives and in reaction to this, some feel we are lacking when it comes to human connections, intimacy and experiences. So the fusion of nature and human interaction combine to symbolize optimism, shared experiences, positivity, warmth and nourishment.

We will see living coral making several appearances over the next year, so how can you add a bit of coral to your life and home:

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Coral is a warm and nurturing colour so think about incorporating pops of Coral into your home décor to bring a vibrancy and warmth to any room. Think soft furnishings like throws, cushions and blankets and small decorative accessories like vases, frames and coasters.

If you are feeling bold you could add a statement with a feature wall.

The beauty of Coral is that it works all year round with its warm and vibrant tones.

It can work as part as several colour schemes but it especially works beautifully with blue for a complementary colour scheme, reflecting colours of the ocean.

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For more on colour and if you are interested in finding out more about your colour personality see here.

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