Magazine Monday with Susan!

Magazine Monday with Susan!

Happy February, my friends! Have you seen the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019?

Pantone Living Coral

Since orange is pretty much my favorite color, I was super happy to see that Living Coral is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019! I should really reach for this color more often. It’s so pretty and makes me think of summer (which I’m already longing for!).

According to some brief research, here’s what one color expert has to say about coral, “I see coral as the color of compassion and higher awareness. Coral encourages us to think outside of the box, to look beyond our own personal experiences for a greater sense of perspective. Possessing a blend of orange, red, and pink, coral evokes a kind of emotional revitalization within us. Coral has a soft resonance that is an easy energy for people to absorb and feel connected to. This is a friendly, emotionally intelligent color. When we surround ourselves with coral, people often feel a stronger desire for community, connection and understanding.” Very interesting!

Let’s feast our eyes on some pretty things in all their Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 glory!

This beautiful gorgeous flower arrangement.

These lovely earrings.

This pretty entryway.

This amazing lip color.

This chic velvet chair.

Our partners offer fun products in these orangey-pink hues. Let’s check out a few:

Carnival Pink ink from

A Coral Carpe Diem Planner from Simple Stories.

Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint from American Crafts.

Coral cardstock stickers from Doodlebug Design.

Cute coral paper from Echo Park Paper.

If coral isn’t your go-to color, just start by adding small doses…

Debby Hughes created a coral dream with watercolors using products from Simon Says Stamp.


Virginia Nebel’s cheery and youthful layout celebrating a newly engaged couple (replete with shots of coral) vibrates with a carefree sophistication.

Whether you love coral or don’t, I challenge you to try it in at least of your creations this coming year.

Here’s to a colorful month, my friends!

Susan R. Opel, Editor-in-Chief





2019-02-04T00:06:35-04:00February 4th, 2019|Magazine Monday|


  1. Glenda February 4, 2019 at 10:14 am

    How appropriate that today’s colour matches my top that I’m wearing. Even in winter, I still wear pops of colour everyday to brighten my mood. Coral may not be my favourite colour but it is still pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sandy Carveth February 4, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Coral was one of my wedding colours. Beautiful!

  3. Nina Oelke February 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Coral is one of my favourite colours. Lovely card and lovely layout featuring coral accents ❤️

  4. Ruby Marchand February 4, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful layout. Love this colour.

  5. Lori February 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I love coral, thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Teresa Medeiros February 5, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Coral is such a beautiful colour. I love it in my jewelry and clothes and it’s gorgeous on scrapbook layouts as well as Virginia has shown us in her beautiful layout.

  7. Claire February 7, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Ohhhh W O W such a beautiful colour. Love all these pics, the layout and the story.

  8. Anita Pr February 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    I’m loving all the coral around. It’s so pretty

  9. Jeannine H February 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I love coral but it looks terrible on me with my skin tone. However. more reason to use it in my scrapbooking.

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