It's an annual event: Come early December we all take a break from all the holiday cheer as the color experts at Pantone release the Pantone Color of the Year, forecasting a shade that they believe will set the tone (quite literally) for the year ahead. Last year gave us Ultra-Violet; in 2017, we enjoyed Greenery.
Living Coral, also known as Pantone 16-1546, is a warm, peachy orange with a life-affirming golden undertone. The color evokes vitality and buoyancy; the marine invertebrate get its vibrant tone from the tiny algae living on its surface.
Living Coral felt like an appealing shade of connection. There's just 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.
Here are some of the works in gallery that feature this years color of the year Living Coral!
Even though coral is so bright and bold, it's really something we're seeing people embrace on a larger scale. It's the kind of color you could paint a whole room. It would be great in an entryway or a bathroom. You could see someone with a great coral couch. It's a shade people want to live with, which is exactly why pantone chose it.