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Liven up 2019 With Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral

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We’ve done, it folks! January is almost over, which means that we’ve reached the point where our resolutions are either well on their way to good habits or we’ve given up entirely and can now focus on something a lot more fun: looking ahead to spring and all the fun colors that season comes with.

Fortunately, the color department is going to be super easy this year thanks to Pantone’s Color of the Year. Back in December, the color authority declared the 2019 shade to be Living Coral. It’s a gorgeous pinky peachy shade that is not only truly lovely, but one of the most versatile shades declared Color of the Year in a long time. Almost universally flattering, Living Coral is going to be giving us all life this year and we are so here for it.

Of course, even with a versatile and wearable shade like Living Coral it can be a bit of a challenge to figure out exactly how to incorporate it into your life. So, to help with that, we’ve got a few suggestions of how to bring the Color of the Year into your life in 2019. From makeup to fashion to even home decor, check out or favorite ways to liven it up with Living Coral.

All about the lips!

One of the quickest, easiest, and frankly most convenient ways to bring Living Coral into your life in 2019 is with a lip product and what’s truly great here is that the color works well in a full range of products. From a simple balm to a full-coverage lipstick, the lip products have you covered. Some of our favorites? Tarte’s Quench Lip Rescue Balm in Coral, Nars Sheer Lipstick in Barbarella, and NYX Glitter Goals Liquid Lipstick in Shimmy.

Nailed it!

Nail color is another great, low commitment way to bring Living Coral into your style. We especially like this idea because the color is close enough to a neutral that you can wear it with nearly anything and it will transition well through the seasons — we are especially excited for summer pedicures! Some options to checkout include Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Peach of Cake, Butter London Coral Patent Shine Polish, and Essie’s Tart Deco.

All about the accessories.

If makeup isn’t your thing, don’t worry. You can accessorize with Living Coral as well. For a small pop of color, consider a coral wallet or clutch. The best part of this option is that the color is bright enough that it will actually make it easier to find your wallet in your larger bag — win! Not a wallet person? No problem! We’ve been seeing fashion sunglasses in the peachy-pink tone of Living Coral pop up just about everywhere and if you’re looking for something to help get you to the warmer weather of spring? Check out scarves! And, bonus, there’s a good chance you can still find a warm scarf in a coral shade that is very likely on sale.

Living Coral where you live.

Want to liven up your house with the Color of the Year? That’s easy, too! For a simple and elegant touch, consider flowers! Fresh are always fun — and as we get closer to Valentine’s Day floral shops will have all sorts of beautiful pink and peach shades to choose from in addition to classic red roses — but artificial flowers can make for a beautiful and often inexpensive alternative. Check out the options at your local dollar store for a frugal, DIY approach. Looking for something a little more bold? Throw pillows, throw blankets, even fresh new curtains are a great way to bring color to your space.

However you choose to incorporate Living Coral into your life in 2019, we hope these suggestions have given you lots of great ideas. How will you be enjoying Living Coral this year? Let us know in the comments!

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