While I typically tend towards pragmatic neutrals in my home and wardrobe, I do love color! What a great way to brighten a mood and bring some energy.

This year’s Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral surely does that and just in time as we inch out of the winter solstice. So what was the global hue experts rationale?

Vibrant, yet mellow (PANTONE 16-1546) Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Read more here.

What are your thoughts on Living Coral? Do you already have this hue in your repertoire?

-loren