What's In A Color

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Each year in early December the color experts release the Pantone Color of the Year.

Now that I know the new color for the year as announced by Pantone, living coral, shades of this color seems to be popping up all over.

 

 

Just never noticed the color until now but here it is in a painting by 

 marti garaughty 

mARTi painting

 

 

 

It's in the fall leaves  of my 'coming soon' property.

Color of the year leaves

 

 

 I see in the fireplace

  Fireplace

 

 

And it popped up in Richard Weeks  Q & A 

Richard Weeks Q&A

 

 

 Even the 'Active' in ActiveRain looks a bit like this color.

ActiveRain


Are you noticing this 'living coral' color?

 

 

                My sign below is not the color of the year!

 Margaret Rome

 

Comments (20)

marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

 Apparently I was a few years early ! ;-)

Dec 11, 2018 12:02 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  Yes this is true I think I heard this on the news ..good reporting

Dec 11, 2018 12:15 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

marti garaughty You've always been ahead of everyone!

Dec 11, 2018 12:33 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

 

Thanks Hannah Williams 

Dec 11, 2018 12:33 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Margaret,
It's interesting what you see when you suddenly become "aware", isn't it? I have also heard that Behr named a teal color called Blueprint as their color of the year.  Maybe that's for 2018.

Dec 11, 2018 01:29 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

 

Carol Williams Yes, Sally K. & David L. Hanson  wrote about Behr color of the year   Blueprint S 470-5

Maybe all the paint companies have their own color of the year. Quite interesting.

Dec 11, 2018 01:57 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Yes Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ...major paint companies and Pantone all have their colors of the year...posts I write annually.

Dec 11, 2018 02:06 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

And Sherwin Williams is Caverne Clay. Carol Williams 

Dec 11, 2018 02:12 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sally K. & David L. Hanson When I just checked paint color of the year... your blog was right up top. You are so smart!!  

Dec 11, 2018 02:13 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I am not sure about smart Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ...but colorful for sure !

Dec 11, 2018 02:26 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret I am not thrilled about this color even though I once owned a leisure suit in that color ........ LOL

Dec 11, 2018 03:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Margaret- it's interesting how the different companies choose a paint color every year. Though this one is not what I would consider a favorite, I would use it as a splash of color. I also use it with turquoise. 

Dec 11, 2018 06:15 PM
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

These paint colors of the year don’t help when you are trying to tell a seller they should “neutralize” their home and repaint their colorful walls a nice beige! :-)

Dec 11, 2018 07:13 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto We would all love to see you in that leisure suit.

Dec 12, 2018 07:52 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib  This morning I commented on someone's nail polish...it looked like "living coral". She wanted to know more so I showed her the color on my blog. She felt very special.

Dec 12, 2018 08:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Francine Viola If you are selling...please don't paint everything the color of the year. As Kathy Streib says...use it as an accent.

Dec 12, 2018 08:07 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Margaret I'm not big on color of the year stuff. The new color is ok for small things but I sure wouldn't be changing up any wall colors etc with it. Because I'd have to change it again next year to the newest color.  LOL Just kidding!!

 

Dec 12, 2018 12:19 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 Looks like you have a bit of that new color in your photo  I can't help but find this color everywhere!

Dec 12, 2018 12:27 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It would be nice in small doses as you suggest. Isn't it funny how we get something in our radar - and suddenly we see it everywhere. Haha. 

Dec 13, 2018 08:19 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I am still seeing it everywhere. Our waitress at dinner tonight also had this coral color on her nails.

Dec 15, 2018 09:09 PM