A Pop of Coral

Described as “animating and life-affirming,” Pantone’s color of the year is Living Coral – examples from these local retailers showcase its ability to dazzle.


“Animating and life-affirming … with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge” – sounds nice, doesn’t it? That’s Pantone’s description for its Color of the Year choice: Living Coral. While their select shade is one specific hue, spring is a great season for exploring the coral-ish spectrum from orange to pink and everywhere in between. There isn’t a more perfect hue to throw into the mix to make your wardrobe, your cheeks and lips, or even your nail color pop!  Here are just a few splurges to help you be in the know when it comes to the it color of the year.


From Naifeh Fine Jewelry: Red, white and pink coral bead necklace and coral earrings set in 22k gold with diamond accents, prices upon request; From rosegold: 7-Free Nail lacquer in Bikini Coral by Floss Gloss, $9; From Balliets: Trish McEvoy “flirt,” $28.50; Bobbi Brown “cheeky peach,” $37; Laura Mercier “creamsicle,” $25; Surratt eyeshadow “ponceau,” $20; “satin saumon,” $20