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Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 – Living Coral

The colour authority Pantone have announced their colour of the year 2019 as ‘Living Coral’.

Every December, for the past 20 years, Pantone have given this title to a chosen colour, depending on what is taking place in fashion, design and cultural trends and the influences on our global culture.

This year, according to Pantone, their chosen colour of ‘Living Coral’ is a lively shade of orange with a golden undertone, which reflects the warmth and shelter of a coral reef.

What do you think of ‘Living Coral’?

Do you agree and see this tone as full of “optimism” and symbolic of “an authentic and immersive experience which enables connection and intimacy”?

And by this, the colour influencers at Pantone feel this hue will encourage a feeling of closeness in a world dominated by digital technology and social media.

Take a look at our Design Director Rachael’s 5 Top Tips for using ‘Living Coral’ in your own home.

  1. It would work really well mixed with a turquoise blue or a teal for a complementary colour combination.
  2. Use it as a ‘pop’ of colour in a white or neutral room scheme.
  3. Mix it with a dark green to give the feeling of a “Miami” vibe if you’re feeling adventurous!
  4. It would make a fabulous accent colour against a strong dark charcoal backdrop for a dramatic look.
  5. Create a colour mood board before first, to get your proportions of colour right (we show you how in all our courses).

If you follow colour trends, are passionate about colour, want to learn more or you’re thinking of taking your love of colour to the next level and work as a colour consultant, we have a new course for you!

Launching in January 2019,  My Colour Consultancy Course will take you on a journey through colour and design.

This 12 month online course will guide you through the power of colour and how to choose different colours for different settings. At the end of the course you’ll be an accredited colour consultant, full of confidence and ready to help choose colour palettes for clients.

Contact Anne Wall, Course Director on (01242) 252 477 or email [email protected] for more information.

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