16-1546 #Living Coral: Pantone’s Colour of the Year

16-1546 #Living Coral: Pantone’s Colour of the Year

“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral

As an annual tradition, Pantone has been observing trends and naming a colour of the year since 2000, and every year it is seen to have an impact on décor, design and fashion. Based on the natural pigmentation of healthy coral, this years’ colour is one of nature’s more vibrant hues as it’s also a shade similar to those seen in sunsets scenes and natural flowers. It connotes life and vibrancy and is described as humanising and heartening. Incorporating it into rooms’ colour scheme will bring life and a vibrant pop.

Adding throw pillows
Adding throw pillows to a rooms’ design is a fantastic way of brightening up a space without much investment. Not to mention that it’s a solution to incorporating colour whilst not committing to any long-term changes. When trends inevitably change and new colours emerge, new pillow cases only needed to be invested in and a room feels immediately updated.

Living Coral towels
Towels are also a way to easily switch up a space. As bathrooms are often cool-toned, adding a pop of the Colour of the Year will help boost the space and add a sense of warmth.

Coloured curtains
In many places, the colours of the walls are kept neutral due to ease and that most coloured furniture and décor will not clash. This will make Living Coral curtains stand out and will become a feature of any room. The bright colour will open up the space and make any light coming in from the window appear warm and inviting.

Styling Living Coral
There’s no doubt that the hue is a stand out colour and provides a fantastic finish to a space. However, it’s also important to find other colours that harmonise with it to create a cohesive palette for a room. Pantone’s palette exploration tool is key to finding complementary colours that will help bring a room to life. For Living Coral, they offer 5 different colour palettes that transform the colour to suit a feel that you may be going for in various rooms. These are a mixture of colours that will make the coral hue stand out and become a focal point, paired with colours that will compliment and modernise. You can find this helpful tool here!

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