Color Of The Year: Living Coral

Jonathan Jones writes: ‘The color of the year comes as a huge relief. I might have predicted sewer-water grey or perhaps the livid yellow of the high-visibility vests worn by France’s gilets jaunes movement, a color that screams distress like an Edvard Munch painting. From a Britain approaching the black hole of no deal Brexit to Malibu’s ashen burnt-out villas, the hues of these uncanny times must surely be disturbing. Not so, claims Pantone, the authority on color for the design industry. Today it has announced that the color of the year for 2019 is a kind of muted terracotta or pastel desert adobe, the sort of tempered earthen tone that might well have graced floors and walls in those Californian homes before they were devastated by November’s wildfires.’

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