In 2019, a warm, inviting hue called “Living Coral” crashed into the public sphere. This golden pinkish-orange has been used by everyone from fashion houses to graphic designers to furniture companies. But why has Living Coral become one of the most fashionable colors of the year 2019?
Every year, the Pantone Color Institute, one of the world’s foremost authorities on color, searches for a color that captures the global zeitgeist. The “color of the year 2019,” which is voted on by color standard groups from around the world, is determined by the palettes of emerging artists, the entertainment industry, fashion designers, and more. This year’s search also took them to the depths of the ocean.
PANTONE 16-1546, also known as Living Coral, is described by Pantone as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone.” Much like coral reefs provide shelter to a colorful menagerie of marine life, Living Coral provides a kind of intrinsic, familiar comfort. Its combination of mellow and vibrant tones creates a color that is simultaneously calming and energizing.
Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, explained that with all the pessimism, uncertainty, and cynicism of the previous year, people are turning to color for emotional comfort. “We are looking for colors that will embrace us with warmth and reassurance in our continually shifting environment,” she said. An equally influential factor in its selection was its natural origins, more important than ever as environments like the ocean degrade and humanity becomes increasingly disconnected from nature.
Regardless of what it personally means to you, the question that remains is how to get Living Coral into your life. The good news is that that color has become ubiquitous. Whether you’re looking for clothes, bags, shoes, makeup, nail polish, cosmetics, wallpaper, furniture, or paintings, you’ll be able to find Living Coral (though it might not be called as such) as a color option.
Now that we’re more than halfway through 2019, however, the omnipresence of Living Coral might be inspiring some visual fatigue. A bolder shade like Living Coral is best as an accent color, and can be outright headache-inducing when used as a dominant color. While Living Coral may be a sweet color, there’s a razor-thin line between sweet and saccharine. Subtlety will be key as you introduce Living Coral into your daily life.
Your tech, being a spatially small but functionally huge part of your life, is a perfect place to start. When Apple introduced the iPhone XR, many were surprised to find that one of the color options would be coral. For all its popularity in fashion and cosmetics, coral’s more “naturalistic” qualities made it a highly uncommon color in the technology world.
The more you think about it, though, it’s a perfect color for phones, tablets, and other tech. You spend a good portion of your life staring at them, so wouldn’t you want them to be in a more vibrant, energizing color like Living Coral, rather than a common, stolid color like black or gray? Plus, combining a natural color like coral with something as cold and mechanical as a smartphone has a fascinating, almost surreal effect.
Of course, you’re probably not going to drop a stack on a new phone or tablet just for its color. Luckily, ESR has just released brand-new color for many of its best-selling products, now available on its official website. These new color options are inspired by Living Coral and its summer-friendly vibrancy. Read on to learn what ESR products have gotten a makeover!
Breeze Plus AirPods Cover
The coral-colored silicone case features a cushioned shock-absorbing angle that helps protect Airpods from everyday wear. The 0.03-inch housing will not only affect the wireless charging, nor the blinking of the indicator light. The hingeless, two-piece design allows the case to open completely and the bright coral color wraps the entire Airpods.
Galaxy S10 Yippee Color Soft Case
This mobile phone case is soft and easy to grip, making up for the shortcomings of the Samsung Galaxy S10 due to its very slippery glass design. At the same time, with a liquid silicone surface treatment, the interior and exterior have a very comfortable touch. With a pinkish coral color, it immediately has a summer feel.
iPad Mini 5 2019 Rebound Slim Smart Case
iPad Air 10.5 2019 Rebound Slim Smart Case
These two models are blended with coral red and orange tones, mixing a color similar to papaya. It is slightly lighter than the coral red color, making the whole look less awkward and gentler. The front cover is made of polyurethane and the back cover is made of a soft rubber coating for excellent hand feel. The triple magnetic fold design enables viewing and typing bracket modes for a more sensible, ergonomic design experience.
iPhone XR Slim Clear Soft TPU Case
This coral red phone case can change the color of the original back cover of your mobile phone, injecting a playful and fresh life into your mobile phone device. Only 1mm thick, very thin and light, the TPU from Germany helps ensure high definition and anti-yellowing. Air-Guard Corner design prevents drop and vibration. The price is very cheap.
iPhone XR Makeup Glitter Case
This coral red phone case has a built-in flash film that is perfect for a girl’s look. Very cute, very shining when the sun shines on it. If you like sparkling things and don’t want to spend a lot of money, but still want quality, then you must choose it.
Take the Pantone Living Coral color theme a step further and give your smart devices more vibrant colors.