Each year Pantone chooses a singular color that marks the beginning of a lifestyle trend for design, art, fashion, beauty, interior/exterior décor and numerous other areas of commerce.

When the highly anticipated Pantone Color of the Year in 2019 was announced, it was slated to be illustrative of oceanic coral reefs. Connecting color to an object increases the ability of a person to make a color association, even though, the color of coral reefs vary and there are numerous shades of the color coral.

Wondering if you should buy new clothing or redecorate your home with this color? Before you splurge on new items or make significant commitments, regarding any suggested color, you must ascertain if the hue is optimal for you.

Yearly Pantone Color Choices

Pantone is an important stakeholder in the color industry. The company is known for the Pantone Matching System (PMS), a color matching tool used to create, select or replicate colors. Color oriented industries like fashion, cosmetics, and interior design rely on the Pantone Matching System to create images, designs and products.

What exactly does the Color of the Year recognition mean and why does that decision bear heavy influence on trends throughout the year?

Pantone selected the first Color of the Year in 2000, as a marketing strategy to place the company at the forefront of a color trend forecast. The brilliant plan has evolved into an expression and a metaphor of culture and attitude in the currently global society.

Since people, in general look to leaders in all industries for decision making direction, the above answers the inquiry, as to why certain colors are more readily available each year in fashion and décor and others are not.

The adjectives that are associated with the Pantone colors of the year and with colors in general are creative, yet subjective.

For example, the 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, encourages individuals to be more conscious of nature and the outdoors and to embrace revival, restoration and renewal. The 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, symbolizes individuality and suggests creativity, discovery and exploration.

Living Coral is suggested to be dynamic, carefree and representative of the human desire for authentic, intimate experiences in a world dominated by social media and ever evolving technologies.

Which C Color Spectrum Is The Color Coral Categorized?

The Pantone Color of the Year may speak to society as a whole, but how do you know if coral is a color that will benefit you?

The C Color App is a color analysis and matching tool that assists you in uncovering your genetic color preferences.

C Color is the first and only company to quantify intuitive color preferences. Quantifying intuitive color preferences is the specialty of C Color and that Ideology and the C Color Methodology will assist you in living life in your optimal color environment.

By taking the C Color Quiz, you can determine your natural desire for color, as well, as ascertain whether coral is within your C Color Spectrum.

The C Color App has categorized hundreds of thousands of colors into four C Color Spectrums:

Due to the yellow base, coral is a C Color Spectrum 3 color. If you find yourself drawn to coral, you are a C Color Spectrum 3.

Wearing and/or utilizing colors within your C Color Spectrum can enhance your appearance, can boost your mood and can enable you to think with clarity.

To accurately assess your C Color Spectrum, take the 5 minute C Color Quiz and receive your C Color Spectrum results. The objective of the C Color Quiz is to select the color quadrant that immediately catches your eye. In doing so you are following your innate color preferences. Thinking about your color selections will skew your results, as the accurate results are based on intuitive choices, not thought choices.

The C Color Quiz determines your C Color Spectrum and the C Color App identifies the colors that are optimal for you in all areas of your life.

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How To Wear Or Decorate With Living Coral

Below are examples of the color coral for C Color Spectrum 3 individuals.

C Color Spectrum 3 is predominately Warm Yellow Based and Moderately Saturated.

If the color coral is in your C Color Spectrum, consider incorporating the color in your wardrobe, home and everyday life. Below are suggestions for inspiration.

Coral colored accessories, as a statement necklace or heels, are a great way to elevate your style and these items can be worn for years, if not throughout your entire lifetime.

Woman wearing living coral necklace.

Living coral high heel shoes

If you live an active lifestyle, coral colored athletic wear can assist in motivating you to tackle your health and fitness goals.

Below is an example of another shade of coral that is not as saturated, as the heels, shown above, but, more saturated than the necklace, shown above.

Living Coral Athletic Wear

Coral comes across naturally in beauty products, especially with lip color, eye shadow and blush. Creating a cosmetic palette with coral colored products can give your skin a flawless and glowing appearance.

Below are examples of coral cosmetics colors that are more saturated, than the heels, shown above and appear more orange and orange/red in color.

Living Coral Makeup

Orange, coral and peach are all variations of the color orange. You can also add coral touches to your living space by exchanging pillows, throws or rugs with Living Coral inspired pieces. A coral colored accent chair can brighten and energize a room.

Living Room Living Coral Accessories

Hosting a party or planning a wedding or special gathering? The vibrant aesthetic of coral may be the perfect touch to add to your event décor.

Below are the colors of coral and peach in a variety of special occasion examples; lighting, glasses, décor and foodstuffs. Tones of the same color add a dramatic flair to all events.

Couple at party wearing living coral.

When you choose, wear and surround yourself with the colors from within your C Color Spectrum, you are following an intrinsic trait, therefore, your life overall can be enhanced.

Discover Your True Color Preferences With C Color

The Pantone Color of the Year selections champion trends in fashion, beauty, art and design and encourage individuals to express themselves in meaningful ways.

Coral may be an optimal color for you, but, may not be an ideal color for everyone, as the color coral is only categorized in C Color Spectrum 3.

The colors of terra cotta and burnt orange are categorized in C Color Spectrum 4.

C Color Spectrums 1 and 2 find any color of orange unappealing.

Fortunately, the C Color App can assist you in making color decisions that accommodate your genetic preferences.

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year was “Classic Blue” and that particular hue is within the C Color Spectrum 4 category, unlike the color from 2019, “Living Coral” that is within the C Color Spectrum 3 category.

This year Pantone has chosen two Pantone Colors of the Year and they are ”Ultimate Gray”, that is within the C Color Spectrum 1 category and “Illuminating” yellow, that is within the C Color Spectrum 3 category.

The above are perfect examples of the fact, that color trends may or may not suit your innate/DNA color preferences. Fortuitously, there are millions of colors of blue, gray and yellow and C Color Spectrums 1, 2, 3, and 4 contain blues, grays and yellows.

Therefore, if “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating” yellow are not favorable colors for you, the numerous color options of grays and yellows from within your C Color Spectrum can be employed.

By determining your C Color Spectrum and incorporating those colors into your life, you can improve your appearance, health and well-being.

Simply take the C Color Quiz, receive your C Color Spectrum and utilize the C Color App to identify whether an item is the optimal color for you.

To utilize the C Color App take a photograph at a distance of the item that you are considering, adjust the Lighting and Filters features of the photograph, to match the color of the item that your eye sees, choose a zoomed in section of the pure color, even if blurred, to match and the C Color App will reveal whether or not the color is within your C Color Spectrum.

C Color, as the 21st Century Palette and Color Consultant enriches your understanding of color. You will be able to rethink your approach toward color based decisions and save time, effort and thousands of dollars in the short and long run.

While C Color is based on science, the result of our color expertise is ultimately an outwardly expression of what is inside of all of us.

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