Now that the Christmas decorations have been put away and gone are the red and green themed everything, it’s time to colorize your New Year!
So many colors and so many decisions!
But wait – what if there was a one-stop-shop for knowing the latest trend in color for fashion, design and home decoration?
Guess what? It’s your lucky day!
The Pantone Matching System started in 1963, introducing a color communication system with 500 colors! With that many, it’s no wonder we have a hard time deciding what color white really is on your wall! Eggshell? Winter? Cornsilk? Seashell?
Pantone started out as a graphic arts industry and set the standard for specifications extending to its “Library of Colors” to 747 colors.
Just as the years came and went, they continued coming up with new and exciting colors and many industries started to take notice. One of them being the fashion industry.
In 1999 they announced the very first Color of the Year – Cerulean. Twenty years later ‘Living Coral’ is the color that will keep you in style. From clothing to web sites to home décor, you can bring the sea to your home or closet! For those who don’t live near the ocean, this could be just the thing to bring tranquility to your life.
The color of the year has a tremendous impact on fashion runways every year. Prada, Altuzarra and Brandon Maxwell introduced this very vibrant, optimistic color to their lines. Marc Jacobs also got in the mix adding coats and corsages and even hair dye.
And what better way to showcase a new color than to create a beautiful ensemble that is worn by a celebrity who can wear just about anything and pull it off? Gigi Hadid started off the year with this color and Jennifer Lopez followed closely behind. Amy Adams even added her look to the mix!
“Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow Panton 16-1546, Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment,” Pantone announced.
Are you ready to get away from winter and take the leap into the world of Living Coral?
If you want to change your wardrobe up without spending a lot of money, try adding just a scarf or jewelry. Try painting an accent wall or adding pillows or mixing this color with other vibrant colors such as deep purples, fuschia or yellows.