Trending Pantone Colors (Part 2)

2019 Color of the Year

Color can change the complete look and feel of a home. Taking a room from drab to wow, adding color is one of the best choices a homeowner can make to personalize a space. And every year, the Pantone Color Institute can help with color choice by naming a new Color of the Year. Whether you agree with the color or not, it’s hard to argue with its popularity when you start to see it in everything from décor to kitchenware. For tips on how to add color to your home, contact a trained Windo VanGo specialist here in Baltimore.

This Year’s Color: Living Coral

PANTONE Living Coral, which has a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge, is effervescent, yet mellow. As the Pantone Color Institute notes, Living Coral “is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.” It adds warmth and peacefulness and provides relief in a continually shifting environment. Living Coral encourages lighthearted activity while it soothes our senses and increases our optimism and playful expression.

About the Pantone Color Institute’s Process

For the past 20 years, the Pantone Color of the Year has inspired manufacturers in industries such as home furnishings, window coverings, industrial design, fashion, and more. Through things like trend forecasts and color psychology, the Pantone Color Institute helps global brands design products that call on the power and emotion of color. To arrive at the selection each year, color experts comb the world looking for new color inspirations, such as from artists, fashion, and popular travel destinations. “Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities,” noted Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”

Living Coral Evokes the Depths of the Sea

If you want to bring the Color of the Year into your home, you can add wall color, window treatments, or accent pieces. Consider complementary colors to create a complete ambiance. For example, you could get decorative throw pillows in aqua and throws in seafoam. Or add artwork, vases, or table lamps in one of the colors to bring out a pop. Just remember to be open—the possibilities are endless.

Using the Color of the Year in Baltimore

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