Previously in the winter of 2018, the color authorities at Pantone announced Living Coral as the color of 2019.
So what’s so special about this vibrant shade of orange? One only needs to look at this bold color to feel energized. It brings a certain lightness with it.
Those at the Color Institute said of Living Coral that it symbolizes
our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.
Those who know me know what an optimist I am and so I am embracing this beautiful color.
This color may seem intimidating to some, but I believe this warm color will look lovely on all skin types.
Below are some style boards I created to give you some inspiration when choosing Living Coral.
For the Trend Setter . If you are long legged and short waisted, this is a look for you. Think Victoria Beckham. A column of color keeps the eye moving & creates a long silhouette. I chose to pair it with golden yellow accessories.
For the Romantic… I repeated the above color combination. A petite would look stunning in this feminine peplum blouse with bowed & sleeves. Add a swinging pair of shorts & chunky heeled sandals to the mix. Because the top is the showpiece, keep your accessories to a minimum.
If coral is too shocking for you, I would suggest trying it in small doses to see if it’s right for you. The make up industry has really embraced this color featuring new eyeshadow pallets, lipsticks and nail lacquers.
You may also wish to try it in your accessories…a pretty printed scarf, a fun bag, or beaded jewelry. The choice is yours.
What do you think about Living Coral? Would you try it and if so how? Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts.
Photo credits: Pinterest
Style Boards: Stylewise by Debra on Combyne
Other Sources: Pantone