A new year bring lots of changes and one is the color of the year. The color forecasters at Pantone study color trends in fashion, marketing, social media, and politics throughout the year then announce a color for the following year. Last year it was ultraviolet, this year it’s living coral, a pink-coral hue that is playful and lighthearted.
Pantone describes Living Coral as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”.
Some years the color is easily wearable by most people and many years it’s more of a challenge. One thing is certain – if we add it to our look we’ll appear current and modern. Living Coral has already gone down the runways at major fashion houses and will soon be trickling its way into our lives.
So how can you wear this playful shade?
Since living coral represents a nurturing color in nature, it’ll pair beautifully with aqua, blue and green. Picture coral jeans with an aqua tee. Teal and coral are complementary colors and look wonderful together.
White and coral are a fresh combo for spring just as coral and brown are perfect for colder weather. Imagine coral espadrilles with white jeans or a coral sweater with brown pants and booties.
There’s a coral shade that flatters most skin tones but if your complexion is very cool, opt for a pinkier version and wear it further from your face…it’s great as a pop of color in an accessory.
Coral comes in varying shades and you needn’t stick to the tone that Pantone designated so have fun with this color.
Will you be trying living coral this year?