CRESCENT CORNER: Living Coral Named Color of the Year

Living Coral, a.k.a.: Pantone 16-1546 will take the color of the year position for 2019. In selecting Living Coral, Pantone pays tribute to one of the dazzling colors found in our natural world.

This vibrant and playful hue is both warm and mellow. Coral has been treasured and used for decorative arts throughout history. Created by clusters of sea animals, coral grows in branchlike formations. Coral has been thought to have the power to protect the wearer against evil and enchantments as well as the power to cure madness. The Romans had their children wear coral necklaces to protect them from danger and to keep them healthy. Wealthy Victorian families had teething rings made of coral. Native American artisans used coral to create beautiful jewelry.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities, and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Living Coral color hit a responsive chord.

How will Living Coral appear in home décor, and ultimately in wall décor? Look for opportunities to use Living Coral in accents pieces. This vibrant color is a statement color that will not be ignored! Consider using a touch of Living Coral in textiles, pillows, accents and wall décor. Consider surrounding Living Coral with contrasting color harmonies to create a fresh, modern update to your environment.

Whether your taste is bold or subdued, have some fun incorporating Living Coral into your framing designs. To incorporate this color into matting, choose Crescent’s Select  – Fiji Coral #9572.

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