Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

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2019: Living Coral

The Officials over at Pantone have spoken, and its official, Living Coral is the new 2019 color of the year! For those of you unfamiliar with this term, Pantone one of the leaders in color solutions has chosen a ‘color of the year’ for the past twelve years. Last year’s color was Ultra Violet, a deep and beautiful shade of purple. This year things are a bit brighter. Living Coral is a bit deeper and more vibrant than the traditional shade of coral everyone might be used to. We welcome this new trend with open arms, as we dive into our selection of fabric & wallpaper that fit this trending new shade.

The Significance of the Color of the Year

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression. Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media. -PANTONE.com
As described by Pantone themselves, this color is about the exuberant pureness of true and meaningful interaction. This welcoming and warm vibrant shade is the color of the year in hopes that as a society, we can emulate these traits and strive towards closer human relations.

Deck The Walls

It’s the fresh start to a brand new year, so why not start with some fresh new wallpapers? We’re going to go over our top picks from our Designers that we carry from Scalamandre, Schumacher, Kravet, Osborne and Little, Cole and Son, and more. These patterns are either completely made up of the Pantone Living Coral, or incorporate it into their designs. Check them out!

Feeling the Vibe: Fabric

If changing your entire interior walls seems like too big of a step for you, try reupholstering a statement piece to create a real point of interest in your setting. You’d be surprised what a touch of color in your room can do for the entire feeling or vibe of the space. Our designer fabrics also make for excellent drapes and curtains. Here is our top fabric choices for Living Coral.

We’re Living for Coral

This new take on the traditional Coral is fresh. Going forward it is always important to borrow from the past and the 2019 Pantone Living Coral is an excellent example of this practice. With these bold geometric expressive fabrics and wallpapers, incorporating this rich shade of coral shouldn’t be an issue. If you need any information on any of these styles and patterns, simply click on the swatch for more information. We look forward to this new year and all the new trends on the horizon. Until next time!    

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