The 2019 Color of the Year

Enhance the mood and set the tone of your house in 2019 by changing the color of your walls or adding color to your decor. Each year, the Pantone Color Institute names a Color of the Year that will be on trend in the months to come. The color they predict draws on influences such as the entertainment industry and areas of design. The color will start to appear in numerous products all around, so prepare yourself when redecorating especially if the color is not your style. For ideas on ways to add this year’s color to your home, speak with a trained specialist at Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco. We’ll be happy to help you make a color change.

Add Warmth and Peacefulness to your Home

Effervescent, yet mellow, Living Coral grips us with warmth and peacefulness to provide relief in a continually shifting environment. This soothing color encourages lighthearted activity, our need for optimism, and our desire for playful expression. As Pantone notes, Living Coral “is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.”

Versatility of Living Color

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In your home, consider using Living Coral on your walls, window coverings, custom bedding, accent pieces, or even kitchen gadgets and appliances to create a tranquil retreat and more. Consider complementary colors to offset the specific coral hue and to create a complete ambiance. For example, you could:

  • get decorative throw pillows in aqua and throws in seafoam
  • add artwork, vases, or table lamps in one of the colors to bring out a pop.

For other ideas on complementary colors, check out Pantone’s suggested palettes on their site—click here. Just remember to be open—the possibilities are endless.

The Pantone Color Institute Process

To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color inspirations, including:

  • new artists
  • fashion
  • all areas of design
  • popular travel destinations
  • new lifestyles and socio-economic conditions

Influences may also stem from new materials, textures, technologies, and effects that impact color. “Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities,” noted Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”

The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

For the past 20 years, the Pantone Color of the Year has inspired manufacturers in industries such as home furnishings, window coverings, industrial design, fashion, and more. Through things like trend forecasts and color psychology, the Pantone Color Institute helps global brands design products that call on the power and emotion of color. Last year’s Color of the Year was bold Ultra Violet. For 2019, it is PANTONE Living Coral, which has a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.

Incorporating the 2019 Color of the Year in your Home in San Francisco

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 14 years.

Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4217 Ext 101 for more information.

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