Introducing the Pantone® Colour of the Year 2019
Oh I do love Colour of the Year time. For me it's as much a part of new year as resolutions, gym membership and dry January, but with significantly more longevity than any of those.
This year's colour is... wait for it... Living Coral!
As Pantone® themselves put it, "Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment... Symbolising our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression."
Here at Kettlewell, we've been collecting all things coral over at our We Love Coral Pinterest board (although we are still in love with all the other colours too!)
Of course, the key question for us here at Kettlewell is 'shall I wear it?' In short; warm skintone (Spring and Autumn seasonal palettes), go for it, you'll look amazing. Cool skintone, not so much - Living Coral is a decidedly warm shade, and can leave those of you with a cooler skintone looking and feeling a little tired and drab. Don't panic though, we've rounded up our favourite equivalents to Living Coral for each of the four seasonal palettes, so you can feel 100% confident in the version you do choose to wear.
Living Coral was made for you. Much like Ultra Violet - the Pantone® colour of 2018 - this vibrant, optimistic and fresh shade was made for your bright and breezy colour palette. Go bold with colour blocked coral, aqua and royal blue, or keep it sleek with grown up dove grey.
Like the Springs, you will look amazing in Living Coral. For an ultra-modern combination, pair it with rich rust and chestnut shades - this is one of the colour combinations of 2019 and will look incredible on you.
Coral really isn't for you, but when it comes to almost every other shade of pink, you rule the roost. Go for equivalents with less golden yellow in them, such as watermelon, rose madder and strawberry.
Step away from the Living Coral. Instead, opt for bold bright pinks which contain the same joy and boldness of Pantone's® 2019 favourite, but none of the warmth. Try Shocking Pink, Magenta or even bold Neon Pink, paired with deepest Navy for an elegant look or brightest red for a colour block look that's guaranteed to fend off the January blues.