Floral Frontiers

Living Coral : Pantone Colour of the year

11/01/2019 By HC

Welcome to the first blog of 2019. We are happy to kick things off with Pantone’s official colour of the year – Living Coral, which featured heavily through our colour and floral explorations in 2017 and 2018. Pantone describe Living Coral as –

“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. Symbolising 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 colour that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.” 

“PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of colour.” – Pantone official website 2019

Living Coral’s kaleidoscope colour range

Cinderella’s fibre optic dress, Blenheim Palace 2018

Gemma’s Coral theme venue, HC Event

Living Coral, HC Garden

Living Coral, Cornwall coastal inspiration

Living Coral Tulips, HC Garden

Living Coral, HC Cut flowers spectrum

Our Living Coral explorations have so far encompassed Poppies, Peonies, Foxgloves, Anemones, Gaura, Saxifraga, Hydrangeas and Tulips. In 2019 we have planned to extend this to Dahlias, the results of which we will share here with you.

Café Au Lait with Living Coral streak

Living Coral

All florals grown and captured by us ©HC

Living Coral 2019 Colour of the year 16-1546, courtesy of Pantone

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