The Pantone color of the year 2019 has been out for a while and although there are already many loves and hates, the Living Coral seems to have gained designers’ ground and slowly we start seeing it in more applications.
Although the intention of the Pantone Institute behind the color choice was to spread joy, playfulness and a bit of uplift—making a point to remind us not to take things too heavy and seriously—there are a number of protests because coral is disappearing from the ocean.
Laurie Pressman, the company’s vice president, told The Associated Press, “We’re looking toward those colours that bring nourishment and the comfort and familiarity that make us feel good. It’s not too heavy. We want to play. We want to be uplifted.”
And if you are not brave enough to make your whole house 2019 color trendy, there are other ways you can vote ‘the happy color’.
I think slowly we will be seeing more and more of this joyous color. Personally, I am hoping that Living Coral is here to stay and brighten up our lives. If nothing else it can give a tad of ‘happy’ when we wear it, even a mood boost on a monotone day… My husband Mark and I thought to give it a try!