Color Your World with Living Coral

The Pantone Color Institute has named bright and warm PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as the Color of The Year for 2019.

Living Coral is described as an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone. Think of flowering desert cacti, lavish sunsets and red-orange, peachy ocean reefs all of which help to color life’s landscape of land, sky and sea.

Pantone 16-1546 TCX Living Coral

A Global Perspective

Here’s what two authorities on color have to say about Living Coral:

Goldwell Peach/Coral Hair Color Model

“Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”–Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

 “Color enhances and influences the way we experience life. As a shade that affirms life through a dual role of energizing and nourishing, …Living Coral reinforces how colors can embody our collective experience and reflect what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time.”–Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

How will you incorporate Living Coral into your world? Here are suggestions to help you discover ways you can share the wonder of this animating and life-affirming hue with your clients.

Hair Color

Hair color has no boundaries especially with great professional brands available today. If you can imagine it, you can create it. In the video below, get the formula for this dimensional Vintage Peach look using Goldwell Colorance Pastels Demi-Permanent Hair Color.

Create The Look!

A Colorance: 60ml Lotion + 10ml 8GB + 10ml 10P + 10ml Pastel Peach
B Colorance: 40ml Lotion + 10ml Pastel Peach + 10ml Clear (Process for up to 10 min.)

Goldwell Vintage Peach Model

If you’re loving Living Coral, watch the video and check out the hair color formulations by Scruples Design Team Member Katie Mrotek @creamcitycoiffure. Learn Katie’s techniques for performing a corrective color application and a coral pastel hair transformation.

Scruples Coral Crush Model

Create the Look!

Lightening Formulation:
Formula A: (Dark Band)
1 Part: POWER BLONDE 9+ Lightener
2 Parts:  PURE OXI 30 Volume Crème Developer

Lightening Formulation:
Formula B: Mid-length
1 Part: POWER BLONDE 9+ Lightener
2 Parts: PURE OXI 20 Volume Crème Developer

URBAN SHOCK Formulation:
URBAN SHOCK Color Craze
Pastel Yellow:
1 oz. Yellow and 1 oz. Clear (Urban Shock Brights)

Coral:
1/4 oz. Yellow and 1/8 oz. Orange and 1 oz. Clear

Pastel Orange:
1/2 oz. Orange and 1 oz. Clear

URBAN SHOCK Brights
Pastel Pink:
1/8 oz. Berry-Magenta and 1 oz. Clear

Nail Color

Living Coral is a new neutral that looks gorgeous on various skin tones making it perfect for mani-pedis.

OPI® Powder Perfection – Got Myself In a Jam-Balaya
Gelish™ – Fairest Of Them All

Armstrong McCall® has everything you need to create your favorite Living Coral look and much more. Shop at your local Armstrong McCall store.

Reference: The Pantone Color Institute

Posted February 6, 2019

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