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Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone’s Color of the Year

Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone's Color of the Year

With 2019 freshly upon us, our senses are prickling with new possibilities, experiences and new life. The experts over at Pantone must have been dwelling on these same feelings when they selected Living Coral as Color of the Year. Living Coral is perfect for bringing the outside in and the inside out, no matter what type of event or season of the year. Full of life, warmth, and harmony, it represents a ‘turning of the tide’  for the new year. With plenty of versatility and application, it adds the perfect pop to makeup, artwork, table settings or florals. Uniquely playful in its own, it refuses to dominate and uplifts accompanying pigments and tones. As Pantone so aptly describes it, Living Coral is “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”


Diving Headfirst into the Design Studio

Each year, Pantone’s much anticipated announcement of the Color of the Year is a big deal here at APHQ. So, it’s no surprise that we couldn’t wait to dive into dreaming up all the possibilities for this gorgeous hue. Perfect for creating mood boards and color palettes oozing with personality, we turned to Aisle Planner’s Design Studio to help spark our imagination and make quick (and easy) work of the design process.

While the team here at Aisle Planner could have spent days designing perfect design boards and color combinations (yes, the Design Studio can be THAT addicting), we stopped short when we saw these beauties from our very own event designer, Francine Ribeau. We want to inspire your design process with fresh ideas for incorporating this vibrant color to bring life and beauty to any event. We couldn’t wait to share these with you!

Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone's Color of the Year

REDS, CORALS & PEACHES

We absolutely adore these colors together. Reds, corals, and peaches blend together in fresh and simple ways. They not only reflect the vitality of a space or design, but also bring a bit of passion and whimsy.

Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone's Color of the Year Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone's Color of the Year

LIVING CORAL & ALOE

Putting these two together brings a breezy, beach-like sense to any color scheme. These two colors offer a playful but softened quality to events inside or out.

Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone's Color of the Year Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone's Color of the Year

LIVING CORAL & LEMON

Pairing Coral and Lemon provides just the right amount of zing. These two colors exude a sense of fresh citrus and can provide a signature golden glow to any special event.

Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone's Color of the Year Living Coral: Turning the Tide in 2019 with Pantone's Color of the Year

The Design Studio’s Color Palette Tool is a wonderful way to get inspired about different color combinations and design details. We’ve taken the guesswork out of building mood boards and organizing colors for every aspect of your events.

Did You Know?  With customized permissions settings, everyone you’ve involved in the planning process can have the ability to create, label and categorize style guides and color palettes in Aisle Planner’s Design Studio. You can upload photos from your computer desktop, file sharing sites or directly from the Inspiration Galleries on Aisle Planner. Once you’ve uploaded images into a style guide, you can use these images to create color palettes that helps you communicate specific color details in real time with gorgeous (and specific) visuals. It’ll surely get everyone’s creative juices flowing and keep everyone involved on the same page.

Pro Tip: Take a peek at this Design Studio tutorial video that leads you step by step through the ideation process and gives you some ideas on how to best arrange colors for an outstanding event!

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