Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year—Plus 10 Rugs to Bring It Into Your Home
December 11, 2018
The pigment experts over at Pantone have put their heads together and their fortune-telling skills to work to name the MVP color of the upcoming year. And apparently, 2019 is all about bright, sunny “Living Coral”, described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” A welcome change to 2018’s more sober, serious “Ultra Violet”, the news was announced last week at Miami’s Art Basel.
The choice highlights a more eco-conscious set of priorities as we turn over a new leaf for 2019, referencing the vital role of coral reefs in protecting our ecosystems, the importance of social connection and a sense of optimism and positivity. “Color enhances and influences the way we experience life,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As a shade that affirms life through a dual role of energizing and nourishing, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral reinforces how colors can embody our collective experience and reflect what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time.”