Every year Pantone, a company that provides a universal language for designers about colors, chooses a Color of the Year. They have been doing this for 20 years, and the decision has come to influence product development from home furnishings to fashion. The decision is based on current trends and trend research that the company spearheads. The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral.

More about the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

This color was selected because it is both warm and nourishing, creating comfort and cheerfulness for those who view it. This was intended to be the opposite of the stresses and pressure we receive from our digital-based lives.

Using Living Coral in your jewelry making

In my opinion, Living Coral is easier to incorporate in jewelry designs than past colors of the year. It matches several gemstones including cherry Quartz, matte ruby, rhodochrosite, even some corals. Incorporating any of these stones with rose gold beads or chains can create rich jewelry designs inspired by the Living Coral hue.

Color palettes with Living Color

In addition to releasing the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, Pantone also released several color palettes that incorporate Living Coral. One featured bold greys and a deep green-blue color called Forest Biome which reminds me of Shaded Spruce, a color from fall 2017. I have to admit that I would not have thought to pair these colors together, but they seem to be the perfect additions to pair with the pink color.

In addition to the bold palette, there are several others including a monochromatic palette with pinks and yellow hues. Use these palettes for complementary and different color pairs to help your designs soar.

Living Coral in my jewelry

I have had several gemstones that match the Living Coral hue that I have been waiting for the necessary inspiration to use, and this gives me the opportunity to dive right in. Incorporating these gemstones with golds or even the contrasting Forest Biome-esque colors will create a rich palette that I’m looking forward to working with. I am also looking forward to pairing the hue with dark pinks to create rich designs that are monochromatic and beautiful.

Living Coral in 2019

How you choose to use living Coral is up to your artistic preference, and fortunately, you have all of 2019 to experiment with it. How do you plan to use the Pantone Color of the year in your designs? Share your ideas below!

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