Those of you thinking of installing new timber windows in your Middlesex home and wondering what kind of colour palette to decorate your space in this year might find Pantone’s new Colour of the Year of interest.
Living Coral, as it has been dubbed, is a shade of orange with a delightful golden undertone, designed purposefully to be both animating and truly life-affirming… who wouldn’t want to start a brand-new year off like that, we ask?
Apparently, it’s all about embracing a sense of nourishment and warmth through the introduction of a vibrant but mellow shade that can provide us with buoyancy and comfort in an environment that’s continually moving and changing.
It’s a nurturing colour that appears in the world’s natural surroundings, so it’s simultaneously energising and familiar, but effervescent and vivifying.
Laurie Pressman, vice-president of the Pantone Color Institute, had this to say about their latest top shade: “Colour enhances and influences the way we experience life. As a shade that affirms life through a dual role of energising and nourishing, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral reinforces how colours can embody our collective experience and reflect what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time.”
If you’re going to put your home improvement plans on hold for the next few months (and after the chaos of Christmas, who can really blame you), you might also want to check out the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2019 edition for New York Fashion Week. The top 12 standout colours have been identified, which could really help you make a few decisions as to what kind of interior design ideas you’re going to go for.
Executive director of Pantone Leatrice Eiseman said: “The mindset for spring/summer 2019 underscores our desire for colour that transcends seasonality and brings together high fashion and street style. Vibrant without being overpowering, highlighted shades for both men’s and women’s fashion illustrate our desire for authenticity and our continued need for creativity and relatable, accessible design.”
The fashion and interiors world are closely linked and more often than not, what you see on the catwalks will at some point translate to our homes, so it’s always worth having a look to see what’s taking place on that runway.
Orange reds are going to be big news, as are oranges, pinks, zesty yellow-greens, royal blues, golden yellows, flourishing greens and pinkish lavender tones. As for neutrals, look out for shades like Subtle Soybean, Sweet Corn, Eclipse and Brown Granite, and you can’t go wrong.
We’d love to hear what you’ve got planned for your homes in 2019 so make sure you drop us a line telling us all about your home improvement projects over the next 12 months.