How To Incorporate the Official Color of 2019 Into Your Life

By: Yashua Edwards

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It’s a new year, and a new year means a new you and a new hue! So, what is the Pantone color of the year? Living coral! According to Pantone.com, “Living coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature.” Nature has found a way to incorporate the color of the year into its life, and so can you. From your outfit to your tech, here are some ways you can work living coral (or any shade of coral) into your life. 

Wardrobe
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In my opinion, I think this is a good place to begin. Our clothes are things we wear everyday, so why not incorporate the color of the year into your wardrobe? You can go all out in head to toe coral, or you can be a little subtler. Try pairing a simple, white top with a pair of coral pants or paper bag shorts. Another idea is to incorporate pops of coral into your outfit, i.e. a light wash denim ensemble with coral accessories and pumps. The last way you can incorporate the color is with a new set of cute pajamas. If you don’t want to wear the color out, rock the color lounging around your apartment or dorm!

Writing Essentials
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When a new year rolls around, I like to invest in some new pens and notebooks or journals. Now is a perfect time to pick up a few of these items in coral! I love having the writing essentials I use everyday be in a fun, bright color. It not only lifts my mood, but it gives me motivation to want to write in my fun, bright new notebook or journal. The same can be said with pens and pencils, this color is a definite staple in your stationary collection!

Beauty
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If you’re into makeup, this is the option for you. There are many ways to work this color into your makeup routine. Sweep the color onto your lids or go for a bold coral lip. You can even use the color on your cheeks for a cute and subtle coral flush. Another way is your manicure. You don’t have to go to a nail salon to do this; you can go to your local drugstore and pick out your preferred shade of coral. I suggest the Essie gel couture in Hold the Position, a pinky coral that goes with any outfit. You can also do a little design, like polka dots or stripes!

Home Décor
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This can be a little step or a big step. I personally worked this color into my space not too long ago with a coral comforter, throw pillows and sheets. By incorporating coral with softer hues like gray and white, you can create a colorful, yet cohesive look. If you're not too convinced for a total room makeover, try out a pillow or two or even an area rug if it goes with your room’s aesthetic. You can also try out coral in the way of containers, like pencil holders or storage bins. Don’t contain yourself to just the bedroom, put some fresh or imitation flowers in a vase on your dining room and kitchen table. The possibilities are endless!

Tech
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A fun, simple way to take the color of the year with you wherever you go is your phone case! A quick visit to Amazon and you'll discover a wide selection of coral phone cases at every price range. Another website to check out is Casetifyb. This site has an infinite selection of cute and durable phone cases in every color and you can even customize them! A little thing you can do is change the wallpaper on your phone to a coral print! If you’re on the hunt for a new phone and you love Apple products, check out Apple’s latest iPhone launch, the iPhone XR in the coral finish!


I hope you found some inspiration on how to incorporate Pantone's color of 2019 into your life. Whether you want to go over the top or subtle, you are sure to find a fun and relatable way to bring a little more Living coral into your life to brighten it up just a tad more!