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August 2019 Color of the Year and More

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“Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord,” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

This year’s color of the year invokes a sense of calm, while livening up any space it inhabits. If you are looking for a little something to brighten your space, try popping in a bit of coral! Coral, like the seawater reef it illuminates, adds a bit of buoyancy to our shifting environment. 

For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design. The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis.

Who said mustard is only for sandwiches?
Another color trend this year is mustard. For a while, some were using a splash of mustard in an almost unnoticeable way, maybe in a small accent art piece. Now, the trend is blowing up and many home decorators are branching out and using it in bigger ways. 

Both retro and modern, mustard gives any space the SASSY POP it needs. 
A dollop of mustard adds a flavorful hue to home décor. It pairs well with dark and light colors, providing a nourishing warmth. 
Can you picture it? A mustard loveseat atop a dark, navy area rug. A mustard light fixture hanging over a white kitchen countertop.

Just remember… when it comes to making a bold color choice like either coral or mustard, you don’t want to overwhelm a room (or the inhabitants of said room). For DIY projects, use these colors subtly, at first, then slowly work on expanding your palette.
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