Pantone selects the Color of the Year from among their Spring/Summer color palette, which is announced in the fall. According to Pantone,
"Spring/Summer 2019 reflects our desire to embolden ourselves as we face the future; turning to colours and colour stories that provide confidence and lift our spirits; embracing a colour and design direction filled with creative and unexpected combinations.... This new mindset underscores a desire for a joyful juxtaposition of colour that transcends seasonality..."
So which color came out on top for 2019?
I'm not pleased. While there's nothing inherently wrong with it, Living Coral is not a universally flattering shade for clothing and not a popular color for crafting. I don't think it plays all that well with others, unlike some of the Spring/Summer colors. I'll be very interested to see if it shows up at the Creativation Show in January, or if manufacturers will steer clear of this year's Color, as they largely did last year with Ultra-Violet.
What are your thoughts on Living Coral? I'd love to hear whether or not you'll incorporate it into your wardrobe, home decor, and/or crafting in 2019!