Here's what the fine folks at Pantone have to say about their choice:
As has been the case for most of the years since I've started paying attention to such things, Pantone's choice for Color of the Year has not exactly knocked my socks off! The peachy-pink of Living Coral is not a color that I'm likely to gravitate too, especially as a main color. I like it far better as a small accent with other colors, especially blues. That leads me to the added irony that the color palettes that I ended up using were the ones without blues and greens!
I'm not 100% sure which of the above palettes fit my designs best, Shimmering Sunset or Sympatico. Maybe the truth is that they are a bit of a mix of the two. But anyways... onto the earrings!!
First up, a jazzy pair with tons of movement! I wanted to break out of my normal design rut when it comes to earring charms... instead of just doing a stack of beads wire-wrapped above the charm, I wanted something a bit more interesting and out of my comfort zone. The charms are by Heather Powers of Humblebeads and have some of the more orange tones in addition to the coral. I used some fun flame colored copper rings and attached seed bead decorated jump rings, groups of coral colored Swarovski pearls, and of course the charms! These are definitely statement earrings!!
My second pair of earrings is more of my normal style. I had the perfect little cocoon beads from my friend Anna Pierson of Saga Hus in pale yellow with touches of a coral pattern. They are on copper wire, so that was fortunate too. I made some dainty dangles in peachy crystal and more of those coral Swarovski pearls on copper headpins.
This may be the extent of my embrace of the 2019 Color of the Year, lol. I'm excited to hop on over to the Earrings Everyday blog HERE to see what everyone else was inspired to create!