Pantone announce their new Color of the Year in December, and every year I forget it’s coming around. But as a colour fanatic I’m always excited to find out what’s been chosen!
With every choice they make – especially as an avid lover of colour in my home AND in my wardrobe – I find myself usually loving the special hue (and only occasionally disliking it).
2017’s Greenery was a beautiful saturated moss green which I loved (plants are crazy popular again right now, are they not?)! And I was also a MASSIVE fan (but then so was the whole of the blogosphere it seemed) of the double whammy Rose Quartz and Serenity back in 2016 – you couldn’t move for pink and blue that year. However, let’s just say that 2018’s Ultra Violet did not go down well with me… I’m somewhat glad to see the back of that one.
But my favourite of all HAS to be the new Pantone Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral. I might even have done a little squeal upon hearing it was the newly announced colour for next year, because this is basically my absolute favourite colour of all the warm shades of oranges, reds, yellows and pinks that I love so much (hence my new pink and orange header I revealed in October).
SHOP THE LOOK:
In fact, I’m so known for loving this beautiful, watermelony/corally/orangey shade that my blogger friend Annette immediately messaged me to tell about Pantone’s 2019 choice, knowing how pleased I’d be. I mean, just look at my aeons-old, favourite pair of brogues (above)… Living Coral? The cashmere sweater which I’ve also had FOREVER… Living Coral? I think so!
To get excited over a company telling me what my colour of the year should be is pretty dumb, I know: I can choose whatever colour I like to wear, or to have in my home, or to festoon my Instagram flat lays with (not that I really do many of those anymore). But humour me, why don’t you… someone announcing that your favourite colour in the world should be everybody’s favourite colour? That deserves a WHOOP WHOOP, don’t you think? It’s my favourite colour and YOU will like it too, goddammit! It’s the Pantone law!
Let’s wait until the end of next year when I’m still crying into my coral-everything, sobbing Please don’t leave me… whilst everyone else is sick of the sight of that pinky-orange hue on errthang.
Funny how certain intangible things can inspire an outfit at short notice. Remind me about the colour coral, and I’ll abandon my current love for tangerine (albeit temporarily) and get the bright coral brogues out of my wardrobe ASAP. They’ve been worn SO many times, on and off the blog, and I’ve no idea how old they even are any more (they’re definitely older than the blog, that’s for sure).
The same can be said for the coral sweater which I’ve worn countless ways as well.
The rest of the outfit came together quite naturally: I wore the grey duster coat because of the background colour of the sea in Pantone’s Living Coral image (scroll down to see it), and brown baggy trousers (a recent purchase from Asos) just to continue my current love of all things burnt orange and tobacco brown. A splash of red with the backpack and a fun, spiky pink necklace provided the finishing touches.
Consider the Pantone Living Coral Bandwagon well and truly jumped on…!
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PANTONE’S LIVING CORAL CHOICE FOR 2019? COMMENT BELOW…!
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Sweater: Pure Collection c/o (I found a deep coral cashmere sweater and a coral sweatshirt!)
Coat: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Shoes: Office (coral/orange brogues are almost impossible to find… here are some fab tan brogues and a only-1-available pair of bright coral brogues!)
Necklace: Asos (I LOVE this one)
Backpack: Asos (similar)
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