Inspired by vibrant ocean life, the Pantone Color of the Year is an energizing color that dazzles in jewelry.
Every year, the world-famous color design company Pantone announces their Color of the Year. And we couldn’t be more excited about 2019’s color: Living Coral, a warm, energetic hue that’s extremely wearable.
Pantone describes Living Coral (16-1546) as a playful oceanic color inspired by the vibrant creatures of the coral reef ecosystem. It’s a lively and sociable color with a golden undertone, fusing the timeless feeling of nature with the pace of our modern lifestyles.
Pantone’s color experts travel the world to soak up influences on their choice for the “it” color of every year. They might take inspiration from things like hand-woven textiles in India, brand-new Parisian fashions, cutting-edge technology that’s about to launch and films currently in production around the world.
Together, all of these influences meld into a single perfect Pantone color choice that represents the entire year. The Color of the Year impacts our culture at many levels, like graphic and interior design, social media preferences, fashion collections and beyond – including jewelry. Most recent Colors of the Year include Ultra Violet (2018), Greenery (2017), Rose Quartz (2016) and Serenity (2015).
Ideas for Wearing Living Coral in Jewelry
For jewelry lovers, 2019’s Living Coral color is wonderful news. Coral hues warm up the skin, giving your entire complexion a healthy glow. Coral also complements a wide range of jewel tones, from deep turquoise to glittering amethyst. Couple the gorgeous oceanic color with one of this year’s hottest design trends – seashell jewelry like diamond-encrusted seashells, sea stars and other oceanic shapes – and you’re on your way to the most up-to-the-minute look.
Other recommendations for incorporating Living Coral into your look include:
- Harmonize. Pantone shares an annual palette of colors that harmonize with the Color of the Year. For Living Coral, harmonious colors include hot pink sunflower yellow, and papaya. Together, they evoke shimmering sunbeams and sunsets – a beautiful blend of colors for stackable rings or bracelets.
- Neutralize. Living Coral sets off Earth tones and neutral colors like light grey, dark grey, moss green and twill. Even in a very buttoned-up workplace, coral has a place in your workwear. On a white blouse or tan dress, a chunky coral necklace adds a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit. Coral earrings look smart with dark grey suits and sweaters. The coral color looks utterly divine set in yellow gold.
- Coral comes from deep within the sea, so it always looks great with its natural sea tones: sea green, navy blue, seashell pink, sunshine yellow and sandy tan. Mix and match these colors in your jewelry and clothing for a crisp, nautical look.
“Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true of Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hits a responsive chord.”
-Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute
Need more ideas for wearing coral-colored jewelry? At Indy Facets, we’re bursting with inspiration. We can create stunning color combinations and fresh ideas for your 2019 jewelry wardrobe right here at our Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory. Give us a call.
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