Since the year 2000, Pantone, the world-renown color company, has been releasing a new “Color of the Year”, inspired by current design trends, socio-political moods and world events. The 2019 Color of the Year was recently announced and it’s one which is right at home in our beautiful, tropical paradise. Living Coral #16-1546 was created to bring a smile to your face and a connection to our oceanic ecosystems.
This vibrant shade, which blends orange and pink together, goes beyond your standard coral color to embody a truer hue of healthy, living coral found in reefs such as here in the Florida Keys. Orange is considered a cheerful, active color while pink is a calming one. These two tones brought together evoke a feeling of joy; you just can’t help but feel good around this color.
This was one of the goals Pantone chose to Living Coral as their color of the year; with all the strife in the world, socially, politically and environmentally, they saw the need to spread a bit of cheer and happiness around too. With Living Coral, you can bring this sense of joy home as you’ll be sure to find not only paint brands carrying this color, but it’ll be seen in fabrics and household accessories, including smart tech products and more.
The other main reason for Living Coral was to highlight the connection of nature through an ocean hue, and the importance of caring for the Earth. Coral itself offers protection to a vast number of marine animals. We need to take an active hand in doing what we can to protect our ecosystems. Living Coral is a color which reflects nurturing, sheltering and care with its naturally bright hue.
Whether Living Coral evokes these feelings or connections for you or not, this is a color which works incredibly well with a tropical design approach. Neutral tones such as light sand, oyster shell, and pebble gray make for an excellent backdrop to add in a touch of the vivacious Living Coral. Blue tones also work well, providing either a lighter or darker shade to pair together and make a statement. If it’s time to freshen up your home, consider incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year, it’s a match made in paradise for our region.
Find out more about Pantone’s Living Coral #16-1546 at their website and get inspired to liven up your home. If you’re ready to experience year-round Keys living, or it’s time to sell, you can rely on my team and me to help you from start to finish. Let us put our experience to work for you. Please contact me, Jimmy Lane, for all of your real estate needs.