Forecast: Chance of Coral

December 8, 2018

You have to love the optimism of the Pantone Color Institute. Every December brings us their prediction of a color that we will be seeing a lot of in the coming year. Each prediction has them waxing poetic on their selection…hoping to convince us of the relevance of their choice. I’m  still waiting to see previous Color of the Year selections like Marsala, Serenity and Purple Passion flood the marketplace. While the 2019 color of the Year, Living Coral, is pretty enough I’m not convinced we’ll be seeing it everywhere. It makes one wonder if Pantone, when it comes to forecasting, might have better luck predicting the weather.

Images: https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2019

 

 

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December 13, 2016

AKA ” Greenery”, Pantone Color Institute color of the Year for 2017. You could almost see this one coming. A bright yellow-green offering us hope, promise, rebirth and rejuvenation*. That’s a tall order for a single color. You might think about taking it for a test drive now, and use it as a starting point when decking your halls. Simple winter ” greenery “, assorted cones , a hit of  vintage inspired ornaments…

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*According to Pantone. Top image via:http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017

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Ornament photo:http://www.shopterrain.com/holiday-tree-ornaments/miniature-bulb-set

 

 

 

 

Dawn or Dusk,

December 30, 2015

either or both could have been the inspiration for Pantone’s selection for the Color (s) of the Year for 2016. Rose Quartz and Serenity…the first, according to Pantone, a warm embracing rose tone…the latter, a cool tranquil blue. Together they bring to mind the blended colors of the sky at daybreak or sunset. One glance up and you can feel the calm.

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An early start one day had me experiencing what I think Pantone had in mind .Try as we might, it’ll be hard to top this perfect application by Mother Nature.

 

Top: via: Pantone Color Institute Bottom two photos:gp