“I prefer living in color.” --David Hockney
I agree with David…I love color! I often see magazine pictures of rooms decorated in all white, and though they are beautiful I know I could never live without color. As a child, when I would color a picture, I made sure to use every single color in the crayon box😊
(My granddaughter asked me recently what my favorite color is. I told her I really didn’t think I had a favorite because I just love them all. She pressed me a little further and so I said, “If I just have to choose, I guess it would be red.)
Did you know that the Color of the Year for 2019 is…..
L I V I N G C O R A L
at least according to the PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE. According to their website:
“The Pantone Color Institute is the business unit within Pantone that highlights top season runway colors, forecasts global color trends, & advises companies on color for product & brand visual identity. Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, & color consulting, the Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology, & emotion of color in their design strategy.” (Whew! That’s a mouthful!)
About Living Coral Pantone says it “symbolizes our innate need for optimism & joyful pursuits.” Well, our society right now sure could use a double dose of optimism! I’m not sure why they chose to name it “living” coral, but Pantone describes this color as “an animated, life-affirming shade of orange, with golden undertones.” Coral is not a color I have often worn (I think I have only one thing in my whole closet that color…a sweater), but if I’m going to be on trend this year I guess I’d better go shopping! I do think coral is a pretty color, but with my hair and skin tone, I would definitely need one of the darker shades….pastels are not my friend.
So…I decided to look around the internet and see what I could find that might inspire us to add at least some shade of coral to our lives.
I really like these pants from Belk…they would look great for spring with a crisp white shirt. I do love a skinny-leg pant!
This shirt would look great with a pair of white jeans.
And if your favorite fella is into bright colors (like mine), here's something for him. My hubby loves this type of shirt.
If you aren’t into wearing such a bold color or perhaps think it’s not a “good color” for you, you might try an accessory like these:
New Balance @ Zappos (New Balance is so comfy!)
One of my favorite color combinations is coral & turquoise, especially in jewelry. Here are just a couple I’ve drooled over!
Some other coral jewelry you might prefer:
Although I’m really not ready to think “swimsuit” quite yet, this one is really pretty and would look great with a little suntan on your skin…just be sure to wear plenty of
Now for those of you who really do love the look of those white rooms, think how pretty a splash of coral here & there would look!
I absolutely adore this flamingo pillow!!! Wouldn't it be soooo cute in a sunroom or a beach-side cabin?
Do you have a Yeti yet? If not, you definitely need to get one. They are wonderful for keeping your coffee hot on a cold winter day or your favorite summer drink cool and refreshing…for hours. I wish I had gotten this one, but since they are so expensive I will probably just stick with the one I have.
And for the person who has everything….or is really into the color of the year…you can even get this Kitchen-Aid mixer. (I think I’ll just stick to my plain white one!)
I love all colors, and each year I look forward to seeing what color Pantone has chosen to whet our colorful appetites. What is your favorite color? Do you think you’ll be into Living Coral?
Update on my aunt: sadly she is no better, basically worse. She has still not been responsive and things are looking very grim. I’m just praying that God will have mercy and take her home to be with Him and with her son, her mother & father, and her many siblings there waiting on her. It has been a very grueling time for my uncle and cousin. But God is good and His will is to be done in His time…and I trust Him. Please continue to pray. You can read my post about this here