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Pantone Colors Trending 2019

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No matter which apartments for rent in Los Angeles, CA, you call home, there’s a good chance you’ll want to keep with times when it comes to interior fashion and, in particular, color choices. Which colors are considered “in” can seem like a constantly shifting factor, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for what’s around the corner. Pantone has already released their choice for “color of the year” for 2019, along with a few additional hues that will be trending. Today, we’ll be looking at what these colors are and how you can make the best use of them in your apartment space.

What's This About Color of the Year?

Pantone, creators of the well known color matching system of the same name and their long-running history as the masters of all things pigment-related, also has a tradition of dubbing a particular hue "color of the year." This year, 2019, they've selected a rather vibrant one, according to ELLE DECOR:

"Living Coral, also known as Pantone 16-1546, is a warm, peachy orange with a life-affirming golden undertone. The color evokes vitality and buoyancy; the marine invertebrate get its vibrant tone from the tiny algae living on its surface."

That's a big change from their choice from last year, Ultra-Violet, and the year prior, Greenery. It might leave you wondering, as it did us, why the switch in trends from cooler colors to warmer ones? For that, ELLE DECOR also had an answer ready, courtesy of the Pantone Color Institute's executive director, Leatrice Eiseman. According to Eiseman, Pantone has taken notice of the idea that the digital age can seem cold, isolating, and disconnected. Bringing colors like Living Coral to the fore acts as an antidote, creating connections through warmth and promoting optimism and intimacy in the home space.

As for how people can apply Living Coral into their personal palettes, the options are seemingly endless. Eiseman sees Living Coral as more than a mere "accent color," thinking instead that it could be the dominant force in most color combinations and serve as the hue for large pieces of furniture or even whole rooms. Of course, you'll need to know which colors to pair it with, and on that front, Pantone has a quick tutorial available for you:

"We have created five different color palettes that feature PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral to help you bring this year's special shade into your designs and illustrate the dynamic nature of this color within various combinations."

"Dynamic" might even be a bit of an understatement, as those color combinations really run the gamut, providing both cool, counterbalancing harmonies to Living Coral's warmth, and fiery color combos that enhance that warm feeling in various ways. As for which would work best in an upscale LA apartment? That depends largely on your personal preferences, but we have a feeling that the Shimmering Sunset combination will seem particularly appropriate on those warm Los Angeles evenings!

Don't Forget the Other Trending Colors

In addition to the "color of the year," Pantone has been busy what other colors will be showing up in 2019 as part of the various fashion seasons:

"Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season."

Why does this matter, you may be wondering? Simply put, those colors that make a splash during New York Fashion Week don't just limit themselves to new clothing, they permeate across all areas of design, which means you can stay on the cutting edge by incorporating a few into your interior design scheme. In case you were wondering what those were, Pantone has conveniently divided the list into two sections — the main Spring/Summer 2019 NYFW Color Palette, and the Spring/Summer 2019 Neutrals. They are as follows:

  • Fiesta (Pantone 17-1564) — Like the name suggests, an energetic mixture of orange and red. It's upbeat, but still balanced and works throughout your home.
  • Jester Red (Pantone 19-1862) — Also red, but more upscale and aggressive. Might be too much for an entryway, but perfect for a piece of furniture you want to highlight.
  • Turmeric (Pantone 15-1264) — Orange, just like turmeric you'd find in the kitchen. Employ this color where you see fit.
  • Living Coral (Pantone 16-1546) — Coral come to life; vibrant, but simultaneously soft orange. As we mentioned earlier, this color fits in anywhere.
  • Pink Peacock (Pantone 18-2045) — Ostentatious and over the top; just like a peacock. You might want to stick to using this as an accent.
  • Pepper Stem (Pantone 17-0542) — This green has been infused with some yellow to give it that plant-like feeling. One look and you'll start craving vegetables.
  • Aspen Gold (Pantone 13-0850) — It's like a big beaming sun is right in your face. This is a great color for brightening up a gloomy room in your home.
  • Princess Blue (Pantone 19-4150) — This color screams royalty, so be sure to use plenty of it in any spot you want show off.
  • Toffee (Pantone 18-1031) — Darker, and well-suited for places you want to have a calmer atmosphere. The kitchen and perhaps even home office would look nice with Toffee.
  • Mango Mojito (Pantone 15-0960) — For that hip, tropical vibe, you'll want this color. Mango Mojito might be good around your easy chair.
  • Terrarium Moss (Pantone 18-0416) — Another natural hue; home garden, anyone?
  • Sweet Lilac (Pantone 14-2808) — A quiet, pinkish color that you might use in a child's bedroom.
  • Soybean (Pantone 13-0919) — Natural, and great as an accent wall in a light-colored room.
  • Eclipse (Pantone 19-3810) — A deep blue that would look stunning in a bedroom.
  • Sweet Corn (Pantone 11-0106) — Close to white, and good for creating the illusion of space.
  • Brown Granite (Pantone 19-0805) — As powerful as a heavy boulder, this brown commands no matter where you put it in your home.

Be sure to check out Pantone's list for more detailed descriptions on each color; suffice to say, though, that's quite a few colors to work with this year!

The Apartments for Rent in Los Angeles, CA, Are Prime for a Fresh Splash of Color

Now that you know which colors will be hot (and cold) throughout 2019, you’ll just need a place to implement them into a slick interior design scheme. Atelier provides the perfect choice for any fashion-minded and contemporary design-loving resident; time for you to get to work with your color experimentation in some of the city's most well-crafted downtown apartments. Take the tour of what's in store, then reach out to make Atelier your new, breathtaking DTLA home.