Living Coral

When you are planning a special event little details can be huge.

So being knowledgeable about the latest trends in entertaining can help you make the right decisions. And to that end there is nothing more basic than color.

Color can have a huge impact on your celebration and is often a large part of the planning – from the invitations to the celebrant’s fashion, to the tablecloths and centerpieces. A thematic color can set the mood and tie together the overall style of the event.

Color of the year

The textile analysts and strategists at the Pantone Color Institute™ have announced the Color of the Year, which serves as a color snapshot of what is taking place in the global culture.

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

The color for 2019 is Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546). According to the Institute, this shade is “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, says, “Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”

So consider this inspirational shade as you make your plans for your bar/bat celebration as a way to stay in tune with the world.

No doubt you will see it everywhere.

Jean Sheff is editor of Westchester Family.