2019 is, according to many energy workers, the year of community. It is a year when people are trying to be kinder to each other – a heartfelt reaction to the political turmoil that is boiling up around the world. Just in small ways – it’s good to be kind.
Reflecting that need is a sacral chakra color, declared by Pantone to be our Color of the Year for 2019. Pantone is the internationally renowned company who provides those thousands of color chips to printers and artists. They also send out experts worldwide to observe the colors being used in clothing, cosmetics, and home décor – and then declare what color and its related mood is affecting society. Pantone pays particular attention to branding colors and notes this 2019 color’s use by Airbnb and Apple products in recent months.
Living Coral? How About Pastel Desert Adobe…
My only objection to their choice this year is the name they’ve given it. They call it “Living Coral.” It is Pantone color 16-1546.
My mind’s eye is envisioning home décor experts seeking out any contraband peachy-orange coral they can get their hands on, further destroying this already fragile part of our oceans. So, like others of like mind, although I like the color, I prefer to refer to it by its other appearances in nature, including a pink salmon color, a soft yet intense sunset, warm cosmic light, and a pastel desert adobe. That works just as well, and the actions these designations engender is safer for our environment.
What’s in a name aside…Pantone describes the color as a warm orange with a touch of golden undertones. So – in the world of energy workers – they are spot on. Because this is a sacral chakra color that is soothing, comforting, nourishing and encompassing. This is the warm color of acceptance. The sacral chakra is the energy point in the body that governs our relations with others in our community. When it is balanced and functioning well, we are warmly received and integrated into the community.
And that is what 2019 is all about…the search for acceptance and community.
Stones that Match Pantone’s Color of the Year
Many of the shells washed up on beaches contain this orangey-pink hue on their insides, such as conch and some mother of pearl. Also, some bleached white coral has been dyed to this peach color – an acceptable use of this so-called scrap coral. Wearing this type of coral enables you to identify with the feminine water energies without contributing to any contraband collecting of endangered coral.
Complimentary Stones for Pantone’s Color of the Year
Pantone also provides the fashion and home decorating communities with compatible color palettes that play off the color of the year. On the right are complementary colors. These relate to such stones as orange agate, unakite, honey jasper, cobalto calcite, dumortierite, sodalite, pietersite and mookite jasper. All of these stones are also ones that emphasize getting along in community and cooperation.
So, for our community of enlightened people – let’s go for this deep energetic support for community and acceptance. Embrace society’s unconscious reaching for security and acceptance. Work with these peachy orange stones. And simply label the color a more environmentally conscious name
– like “pastel desert adobe” or even just “peachy orange.”