I believe many of you will be aware of Pantone’s Color of the Year. For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design.
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.
Living Coral is the colour for 2019. “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.
Last year I introduced Colour Complements Colour #39 which is my interpretation of “Living Coral”. It is a beautiful blend or orange/pink – coral! You can read more about Living Coral here.
This week I will showcasing some needlepoint stitch samples highlighting Coral. Stay tuned for my post on Wednesday.