Following up Ultra Violet’s reign last year, Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, has arrived in style and is set to make an appearance in all aspects of our lives. From fashion to architecture to automotive, nothing is safe from the established influence of the Pantone color gods, and we at Artful Living are ready to see the hue splashed everywhere.
The spring/summer 2019 collections are officially off the runways and headed onto the racks with an abundance of high-end coral to choose from. Designers like Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada and Clare Waight Keller crafted dramatic, intricate collections embracing the hue to welcome in the blossoming season. Coral for spring? Groundbreaking!
Creativity knows no limits in the current design landscape, with architecture soaring above and beyond set expectations. A new wave of designers is bending the rules when it comes to structure, silhouette and color shaping the living energy of any given space, from the next tallest building in the world to the billion-dollar Mountain of Beverly Hills. The calming qualities of Living Coral can easily enhance the ambiance of any room.
Attention interior designers, collectors and hoarders alike: The home-goods departments at Target, IKEA and beyond are about to fill to the brim with coral coasters, linens and furniture galore. Whether one needs a dinner party palette or a color scheme to Instagram at the beach, the answer is always Living Coral.
Looking back to the late fifties and early sixties, shades of coral appeared not only in homes and on book covers, but they were also lacquered on the exteriors of Thunderbirds and Mustangs. Perhaps this 2019 renaissance of the color will cruise away from vintage car shows and boldly onto the modern highway (or Kylie Jenner’s driveway).