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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:19 PM

Are You a Fan of Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year?

Color management company Pantone Color Institute announced its pick for Color of the Year for 2019, and it’s an eye-popping orange-pink hybrid called Living Coral. My initial reaction to Living Coral was that I prefer this color in the natural world and not in my home or wardrobe. But I do appreciate its boldness, so I set out to find successful uses of the new “it” color on Houzz.

Pantone describes Living Coral as “an affable and animating shade whose golden undertone gives it a softer edge.” I don’t find Living Coral particularly soft, and if I’m going this bold to decorate a client’s home, I prefer a true orange or even a hot pink. But if you’re loving this trendy color, here are seven places to use it in your home and yard.

Read more: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/116393119/list/are-you-a-fan-of-pantones-2019-color-of-the-year

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TexasTowelie Dec 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #1
TexasTowelie Dec 2018 #7
mrs_p Dec 2018 #2
Mars and Minerva Dec 2018 #4
liberal N proud Dec 2018 #3
sprinkleeninow Dec 2018 #5
TexasTowelie Dec 2018 #8
sprinkleeninow Dec 2018 #9
Hoyt Dec 2018 #6
mahina Jan 2019 #10
TexasTowelie Jan 2019 #11
mahina Jan 2019 #15
Me. Jan 2019 #12
Demit Jan 2019 #13
TexasTowelie Jan 2019 #14
Demit Jan 2019 #16
Auggie Jan 2019 #17
NathalieBou Jan 2019 #18

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:22 PM

1. I'd like it as some kind of accent color, but maybe not on walls

or major pieces of clothing. Nice color for a sofa pillow or a scarf, though.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:40 PM

7. I agree with your assessment, particularly about using it in clothing.

The color would draw out any pink or red that someone has in their complexion. I don't think that it would look good on any complexion.

I think that Pantone struck out on this one because even when they chose colors that could be considered as "accent colors" it was still possible for them to be used in fashion as we would sometimes see on Project Runway. I don't see this color being suitable for much more than a blouse (maybe in satin) under a jacket or for a pair of shoes, rather than creating a complete outfit.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:23 PM

2. I really like it on the front door

Wouldn’t work for our house (I would have to change the whole color scheme) but I may daydream a little about it.

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Response to mrs_p (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:30 PM

4. I love that door too. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:29 PM

3. Beachy

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:38 PM

5. I have this colour in tees and canvas pants from LL.

TT,
Thoughts of you this night. My wish: A Brand New Year With Everything Good Be Yours! 🎉🎆
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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:45 PM

8. Thank you.

I have the place to myself tonight since my brother is running a fireworks stand this year. Happy New Year to you also.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:46 PM

9. 😘

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:39 PM

6. I like it. Had an electric mandola in that color. Wanted a 50s Ford two-tone

cream and coral.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 12:07 AM

10. I like it. I'd wear it. Hell, I am wearing it now, no kidding!

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Response to mahina (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 12:21 AM

11. Okay, I didn't say it was an awful color like what might be found in a diaper.

It's just that I doubt that we are going to see a lot of dresses of this color on the red carpet. I hope that your outfit looks flattering on you.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 03:18 AM

15. I keep getting compliments so I guess it does.

Hey happy 2019 TT

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 12:54 AM

12. INteresting

those colors, coral, pink & orange are the 2019, Chinese year of the Earth Pig colors

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:17 AM

13. I remember this color (as salmon) in the early 80s. It's very pleasing set off against black.

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:27 AM

14. Salmon had far less red in it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 09:50 AM

16. In Pantone's proprietary color system, maybe.

 

But the colors "coral" and "salmon" are not objective phenomena. I imagine if you put a chunk of coral reef next to a salmon filet you would detect a color difference. But even then it depends on what kind of coral and what kind of salmon (and what kind of light you are viewing them in).

Color, and our perception of it, is dependent on many more factors than what a paint manufacturer or lipstick maker—or a color company in a yearly promotion to hype its brand—names its products. Color in real life is subjective.

If you are a designer, or a decorator, you know that.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:25 PM

17. It's a P.R. stunt. Don't take it seriously. n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:37 AM

18. No

I really don't like it for home design, but I think it could be a great color to integrate on on website design. As they said, it a peaceful color and it has beed choosen in order to calm people anxiety caused by the social media, advertising, etc.

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