Bright Beginnings – The Pantone Color of the Year!

Bright Beginnings – The Pantone Color of the Year!

Pantone Color of the Year – Living Coral #16-1546

The verdict is out! Pantone has announced 2019’s Color of the Year, and we are so onboard! At Michelle Yorke Interior Design, we are all about embracing color and immersing it into our designs. Nothing brings more joy to a space than a pop of bright and cheery color, and Living Coral is the perfect tone to enliven a room.

What inspired the selection of this energetic color?

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.


I believe there is no better way to introduce a New Year than with a color that symbolizes “optimism and joyful pursuits.” I went on a little pursuit of my own. In search of this shade infused into interiors, and here is what I found most inspiring…

Coard Board My1. Beatriz Ball Sauce Bowl / 2. Joy Susan Scarf / 3. Quatrefoil Lamp / 4. Faux Tulip Arrangement / 5. Soucher Marin Graphic Art Print / 6. Butter London Nail Polish  / 7. Nordstrom at Home Plush Throw / 8. Kate Spade Lantern / 9. Anthropologie Velvet Chair

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