It's a fresh new year. An opportunity for renewal. And Pantone is delivering a reset on the colour wheel by announcing the 2019 colour of the year, Living Coral.
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of colour found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent colour mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the centre of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of colour. In tribute, we've put together a curated collection of structures, old and new, from around the world that truly embrace 2019's colour.
Our first example is a multi-use building in Italy, Net Center Padova. This twisting, contemporary and simply striking structure was completed in 2010. Architect: Aurelio Galfetti.
Next up is the lounge in award winning Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel in Sydney Australia. This hotel is where stunning design, fashion and playful art filled interiors collide. Project by Hassell Studio.
Or how about the delightful MaMa Kelly restaurant in Amsterdam? It features an explosion of coral while maintaining a luxurious and comfortable dinner retreat. Co-owner and designer of the restaurant, Rein Rambaldo is also the founder of The Hague-based restaurant design firm De Horecafabriek.
Now here's the delightful Montreal beauty salon, Le Hideout. This product display couldn't be any more imposing in its design yet the colour lends a wonderful softness to the focal point. Designer Guillaume Ménard and architect David Dworkind created this one-of-a-kind salon.
For our next location we travel to India. Look at this stunning heritage building in Jaipur called The Patrika Gate. The coral and gold colour pairing here is really beautiful. On the inside, the corridors are bursting with vibrant colour.
The La Muralla Roja, an innovative apartment complex in Spain projects from the hillside in coral abundance. Its layout zigzags with open-air thoroughfares and separate apartments encouraging public as well as private space. Designed by architect Ricardo Bofill.
Finally we bring you this fabulous cafe / makeup store in South Korea called Pink Pool Cafe. Cotton candy poolside anyone?
Bring on the coral, 2019! We're ready for both the energizing reds and warm pinks corals can be. (Share your take on this years Pantone colour with us).