Every year a color is chosen by Pantone to represent the feeling of the year. This color sets the tone for the year to come for designers and creators. I have found that the chosen color of the year can also influence us in a powerful way. This year it’s a gorgeous color of coral, officially called “PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral”. Below I have listed a few quotes I found on the color Living Coral that I feel can help us integrate the color and use it in a more intentional way.
Dougall Fraser, a psychic, cosmic coach, and author of Your Life in Color: Empowering Your Soul with the Energy of Color said the following about this year’s color
“I see coral as the color of compassion and higher awareness. Coral encourages us to think outside of the box, to look beyond our own personal experiences for a greater sense of perspective. Possessing a blend of orange, red and pink, coral evokes a kind of emotional revitalization within us. Coral has a soft resonance that is an easy energy for people to absorb and feel connected to. This is a friendly, emotionally intelligent color. When we surround ourselves with coral, people often feel a stronger desire for community, connection and understanding.”
Adobe stated that on their design blog that “This return-to-nature movement is bubbling up from our daily digital overload, and tapping into a shared longing to reconnect with natural and immersive experiences. Natural Instincts, at its core, is the search for simplicity, soothing organic forms, and natural wellness in anxious times. Warm, life-affirming Living Coral fits the bill perfectly.“
And Pantone said this color is “Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.“
How about you? How does this bright, joyful color of coral make you feel?