John Pawson got to Pantone's Colour of 2019 in 2017!
The architect and photographer included glimpses of hot new colour Living Coral in his book, Spectrum
Pantone has picked its colour of the year for 2019. The colour consultants have gone for PANTONE 16-1546, also known as Living Coral, which, the company says, is “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” Why this colour? Well, Pantone says it is in part because Living Coral is a naturally occurring hue that also works well online too.
“In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy,” the company explained. “Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages light-hearted activity.”
Of course, scuba divers and social-media mavens aren’t the only ones to find a place for Living Coral in their environment. The acclaimed British architect John Pawson has discovered it in all manner of places. Pawson uses his camera as a kind of sketchbook, capturing architectural features, striking landscapes, as well as other, less obvious sources of aesthetic beauty.
Take this image of a Miami apartment building lit by a low, Atlantic sun. There certainly appears to a bit of Live Coral in the building's pink-ish glow.
Or consider this shot, taken in Marrakech (top) back in 2015; isn’t that a patch of Living Coral on the back wall? Or these images, taken in Bariloche, a mountain resort in Argentina? Can you pick out a little Living Coral in the sunset, or beside those wineglass-shaped shadows?