Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 | Living Coral
Another year, another Colour! This year’s colour spotlight has been stolen by ‘Living Coral 16-1546’. A surprise to many, this bold and bright shade seems to emulate summer and warmth. Personally, I don’t love it as much as I did 2018’s Ultra Violet, however I have found that lots of people in the Sewing community do! They love it paired with Rose Gold, they love it paired with Navy. I’ve checked out some of the colour palettes suggested by Pantone (which you can see below) and I could actually see myself incorporating some of them into my Spring/Summer Sewing plans.
For anyone that hasn’t heard of Pantone of the ‘Colour of the Year’ before, Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour and the PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for colour communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. Basically, they are THE people to listen to when it comes to colours! They know their stuff! Each year they chose a colour that they believe reflects the year ahead.
From Pantone: “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 PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages light hearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.
Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing colour that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media”.
Here at Little T’s we have some lovely consumables which you can use to add some Living Coral into your sewing or some complimentary colours to your Sewing Kit. We have the Prym Love Colour Snaps 393002 which includes three shades of Red, Pink and Coral and also the Prym Colour Snaps 393117 in the solid Coral shade alone. Both pair with the easy-to-use Prym Love Pliers. We also have the sparkly Rose Gold 25mm Elastic from Prym, it’s super soft on the back so perfect for clothing. For new Sewing Accessories, we have the Hemline Rose Gold Dressmaking Scissors and matching Hemline Rose Gold Embroidery Scissors. Our new Pin Wheels also include a lovely spectrum of colours including Coral, Bronze and Pearl – who says simple tools can’t be beautiful too?!
I’ve found some lovely fabrics, which you can see below, to give you some inspiration for your next sewing project. If Coral isn’t usually in your preferred colour palate – why not give it a try??