Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral, which Pantone describes as "An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.... Vibrant, yet mellow... Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment."
You'll see this cheerful color everywhere in clothing, shoes, handbags and more this spring and summer. Fortunately, Swarovski makes it easy for you to create matching jewelry: Crystal Light Coral Lacquer is the perfect match, and Swarovski Rose Peach crystal and pearls are in the same family, but just a tad lighter. Here we've collected other warm, peachy pink-orange jewelry making components including gemstone beads, faux patinas, and more. Some of the brighter oranges and darker colors towards the bottom of the page aren't a direct match for Living Coral, but we feel they mix nicely to produce a well-rounded palette.
At Rings & Things, we agree that this beautiful peachy-pink-orange color is uplifting and energizing. Also, we're not surprised to see a bit of controversy is already arising from the name "Living Coral"... at a time when coral reefs are disappearing around the world at an alarming rate. We hope this color choice will inspire more people to take better care of the world around them, and do something to help bring them back. Every little thing helps... Each of us can minimize our carbon footprint by mindfully choosing cleaner transportation options, and avoiding the purchase and use of single-use plastics. Let's try to halt the damage to our oceans, and start saving our coral reefs.