The Pantone Colour Institute has announced the colour that will accompany us throughout 2019 and that will dictate trends in the fields of fashion, design and furniture, even for the outdoors. After 2018's bold Ultra Violet, this year's choice fell on a more delicate shade, though just as full of verve, an elegant nuance between pink and orange. Indeed, the Pantone colour for 2019 is Living Coral, a colour that recalls the liveliness of the coral reef, chosen by the famous colour-brand to inaugurate a year promoting environmental sustainability, a theme that is also important for contemporary architecture, nature and optimism.
Let's find out more about Living Coral and how to use this colour for an elegant and trendy outdoors.
Living Coral: optimism and sociability
With its warm and enveloping hue featuring a hint of light gold, Living Coral is extremely positive, vibrant and energetic on the one hand, reassuring and relaxing on the other. “With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone COY19 Living Coral hit a responsive chord". With this statement, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute affirmed the importance of choosing a colour that is strongly present both in nature and in social media, two realities that coexist and are increasingly converging in modern life. Cheerful and energetic, Living Coral “symbolises our innate need for optimism”, reminding us to always strive for happiness without ever abandoning our playful spirit. Its delicate essence makes it the perfect shade to elegantly boost the colours it is matched with, while its golden undertones add energy and light-heartedness to the environment.
How can you get the most out of this colour even in outdoor spaces? Here are some tips.
Using Pantone colour 2019 to enhance your outdoors
Living Coral is a highly versatile colour that you can either use discreetly for individual furnishing accessories or boldly on larger surfaces.
A touch of colour for your outdoor space
It's the ideal colour to make the accessories or furniture on your veranda stand out. How? Used for decorative objects, lamps, cushions, rugs and even chairs or tables, this colour invigorates both the surrounding environment and the colours it is matched with, especially neutral tones like white, beige and grey. However, Living Coral finds its maximum expression when combined with the shades of teal, turquoise and blue, a palette that immediately brings to mind the coral reef and the ocean depths.
With spring coming a good idea would be to use this colour for a tablecloth on the outdoor table. Since it's a colour that stimulates conviviality, Living Coral will make lunch outdoors truly pleasant, even better if protected by a covering like Pergotenda Twin, which, thanks to the warmth of the wood, goes perfectly with Pantone colour 2019.
Cheerfulness and comfort for the veranda
If you have a closed veranda you can choose to be even more daring with Living Coral, hanging a coral-coloured wallpaper or painting a wall (whole or in part). A spectacular effect is guaranteed and your veranda will be irradiated by the positive energy of this buoyant nuance. Given its playful yet comforting nature, Living Coral is ideal for a functional outdoors dedicated to recreational or social activities like a playroom or a living room. Even an outdoor kitchen can be brightened using this colour for worktops, doors or sideboards with coral shading. Cooking for friends or family wrapped in the warmth of this delicate hue will make for a particularly satisfying experience.
Pantone colour 2019 truly seems to be destined to conquer the world of design thanks to its great versatility and able to invigorate any environment, even if only for some well-chosen furnishing accessories. The range of possibilities available with Living Coral is quite vast, but one of the options that we like the most is to use this particular shade to recreate a marine setting. For example, with Sun Sails and some refined, colourful details you can bring the sea right into your back yard.
Are you ready to energise your outdoor space with a touch of Living Coral?
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