COLOR TOPIC - LIVING CORAL
It’s easy to get excited about Living Coral, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019. Not only is this welcoming hue a more vivid substitute of the ever-popular Millennial Pink, it exudes warmth and life. The magic of Living Coral is in its ability to energise and soothe at the same time. With a range of interesting palette possibilities, it engages design lovers without overpowering the spaces it inhabits. Unless you want to revel in its power, of course!
Meet Living Coral. It’s the color of resistance, of tech company rebrands, and of 1960s Americana–a familiar and energising hue that you’re about to see everywhere 2019 as it has been announced colour of the year 2019 by the Pantone color institute.
As Pressman from the Pantone color institute explains, Living Coral has roots in the 1950s and ’60s, where you could see it in cars, accessories, and fashion. He says there’s “almost a retro feeling” to this color of Americana, which evokes “simpler times” without the patriotic baggage of red, white, and blue.
Living Coral has a lot of functional attributes that have made it increasingly popular over the past few years. With an orange rather than pink base, its warmth complements most skin tones. On smartphone screens, it’s a super-saturated, vibrant option that can pop on social media–but because it’s found in nature, it bridges the gap between the real and hyperreal. Even when it appears in digital content, it has ties to the natural world.
When looking at the psychology of colours, the orange and peach shade supports creative energies. So it’s best to use in spaces where creativity is most needed. It also promotes playful expression, optimism, and fuels the appetite – so use coral in the dining room to get guests feeling hungry!
In interior design, it’s surprisingly versatile, and can actually be pulled in and out of many color schemes almost like a neutral. Here are some color combinations that will hopefully inspire you!
Here’s the complementary color scheme in action. Seafoam green is a really well balanced cotrast to coral that makes a very dynamic and fresh combination.
Combine coral with dusty pink, mustard and some neutrals for a bright and playful, yet elegant colour sheme. Since the coral shade has a golden undertone, it perfectly complements either brushed or shiny gold touches. This is also a great way to emphasise the colour and bring it to life.
Now it’s your turn to experiment with Living coral!
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