Nail Art Color of the Year

Nail Art Color of the Year

Last year it was ultraviolet- this year, it’s official: Pantone’s 2019 color of the year is LIVING CORAL! Why “Living” Coral? Pantone color pros say it’s “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

Warm and flattering, Living Coral is totally lit! It’s girly and flirty, and as familiar as the sunset. And not only does it look nice, it's versatile, too. As Allure Magazine points out, "you can wear the not-quite-orange, not-quite-pink shade anywhere you go; you can also wear it anywhere on your face without stepping outside of your comfort zone."

Soon you’ll be eyeing Living Coral everywhere. You can bring it home, refreshing your crib with coral throw pillows, place mats and towels to update your color palette. Sweet and subtle enough for an accent wall, and a great backdrop for the bold green of leafy houseplants, Living Coral is a color that plays well with others, so the possible pairings are endless. Fashion wise, it’s the new go to shade for shoes, bags, and much more.

You don’t need a tutorial on how to slay Coral when it comes to makeup- Go ahead and dab it onto your lips, cheeks, and eyes. Try a monochromatic look to really lean in to the color, or try pairing a bold coral lip with striking black eye liner and false eyelashes. Living Coral also looks great on a range of skin tones, whether as makeup, nail art, or a set of warm, cheery gel nails.

Ready for an easy way to incorporate coral into your look? Try "Boogie Down", a new Ultra-Fit design in the imPRESS press-on manicure line, and “Tight Fit”, from the KISS Gel Fantasy Collection. The perfect coral lipstick?  Hands down, it’s JOAH I'M YOUR JELLY BAE in “Darling”, with a long wearing matte finish.  There’s sure to be no shortage of on-trend and flattering options to help you DIY and rock this warm, affirming color, all year long!