Every time the Pantone Color Institute announces its color of the year, it starts popping up everywhere. In the past, there’s been Ultra-Violet—which is often associated with mindfulness practices—and even Rose Quartz, everyone’s favorite feminine energy-loaded crystal. But prepare for a serious reawakening with 2019’s pick.
Living Coral is the newest color of the moment. It’s a hue that, according to Pantone’s vice president Laurie Pressman, can be described as a “saturated orange base with a golden undertone” that instantly makes you feel warm and welcome—something she thinks is especially important right now. “With everything that’s going on today, we’re looking for those humanizing qualities because we’re seeing online life dehumanizing a lot of things,” she told the Associated Press. “We’re looking toward those colors that bring nourishment and the comfort and familiarity that make us feel good. It’s not too heavy. We want to play. We want to be uplifted. It’s the emotional nourishment. It’s a big hug.”
Aside from providing many feel-good vibes in the form of color therapy—and giving an important nod to the deteriorating coral reefs that are in dire need of protection—this color is also bound to make next year your most exciting and passionate one yet. How? It’s in the same category as orange, the color for the second chakra, Svadhisthana, which is all about sex and creativity. So, bringing some Living Coral into your life is an easy way to tap into those important parts of yourself and bring them into balance so you can harness all the built-up energy from within.
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