International colour expert Pantone has announced that its official ‘Colour of the Year 2019’ is inspired by warmth and energy, Living Coral.
Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
But what does this new colour mean for jewellery in 2019? IJL’s Trends Editor, Paola De Luca, delved into the six key trends that will shape SS/19 for jewellery retailers, brands and designers, exclusively for IJL; some of which, drew upon the warmth of ‘Living Coral’
The pearl continues its renaissance in modern designs. Myriad colours, from golden, peachy pink and white South Sea to silvery-black Tahitian, are inspiring designers to craft new collections with the pearl as the star. To nail this trend, think classic designs with a twist set in precious yellow or white gold. Pearls as stackable charms for necklaces, or combined with a medallion or collection of beads, is likely to shine through.
The materials used are gold, either yellow or white; pearls play a leading role. Personalised jewellery: a pearl as a charm, or combined with a medallion and beads.
Popularised by Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring, the fiery colour of Padparadscha Sapphires are a fantastic choice to incorporate a splash of tangerine into your looks. But if you’re not entirely sold on orange gemstones, then heat up your outfits with a melting mix of rose gold metals. Warm toned and universally flattering, rose gold can be an affordable way of keeping your jewellery box up to date for spring.
Commenting on the Colour of the Year, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explained: “Colour is an equalising 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 humanising and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”
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