Pantone declares a color of the year each year. Last year’s hue was Ultra Violet, but this year they’ve chosen something “vibrant yet mellow” — Living Coral. They chose the shade by using experts to research the color influences around the world. “Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression,” says Pantone about their color choice. Optimism and joyful pursuits are two things that go hand in hand with the kick off of a new year.
What can you do with this new color light-hearted orange with golden undertones? Work it into your décor in exciting ways. An accent pillow or a new corner chair is a good starting point. If you’re ready for something a little bolder, an accent wall in this invigorating shade is another approach. Could you imagine coming home after a long day at the office and propping your feet up on a Living Coral-toned crocheted pouf? After that and a glass of wine, you’d be the embodiment of mellow. Try it out and see what you think. It’s a refreshing way to get a little bit of the beach in the Midwest.
See the previous two Colors of the Year by Pantone: