Living in a beach community that experiences all four seasons is thrilling. You can start your beach adventures as early as late April and they can continue through mid October. Being a local allows you to take advantage of the sporadic nice weather at the drop of a hat. The once “seasonal” beach town is becoming more year round to young families and new retirees. With my design clients, I have seen countless homes that boast a beach theme throughout their decor, whether they are seasonal or permanent residents. And if their home doesn’t have a coastal feel they usually are looking to achieve one. At the beach coral tones are always in fashion.
“Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.” - Pantone
Coral colors sometimes favor orange tones more than pink tones and vice versa, while both pair amazingly with blue tones. A favorite for many of my clients, both with style and design, is coral and aqua. It makes sense since on a color wheel these colors are direct compliments (they are located across from one another on the color wheel). This lively shade of pink can be paired with a variety of blue tones and/or neutrals to create just the right amount of impact for tastes that are bold or subtle.
“Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.” Pantone
Tips for incorporating Living Coral into your wardrobe or interiors today:
1) Sprinkle in through accessories: In interiors try adding throw pillows, lamps or artwork to introduce this playful color. In fashion, living coral is great it introduce through purses, jewelry and sunglasses for a fun pop of color to your outfit.
2) Use Living Coral as a base piece like a solid piece of clothing (tops, pants, jackets). Use Living Coral as an accent piece in furniture to create interest in a space.
3) Look for multi color prints with coral. This allows for more versatile ways to incorporate additional complimentary colors, patterns and textures to your over all look in both fashion and interiors.
Give it a try! There are so many unique ways to introduce 2019’s Color of the Year. I think you’ll be surprised by just how much fun Living Coral can be.