FUN BRIGHT AT THE O.K. CORAL

First, I bet most of you read the title of this blog and thought, “Wha?” You see, what I did was riff off of “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.” Gun fight. Fun bright. Simply because I was just feeling silly, and it had felt like an exceptionally long week.

Thought Roy’s preferred lipstick shade was a reddish coral, in memory, it feels like the Living kind.

Thought Roy’s preferred lipstick shade was a reddish coral, in memory, it feels like the Living kind.

Living Coral takes me back to the Revlon shade my grandmother Roy wore on her lips her whole life. It’s not at all a dead ringer. Alas, memory isn’t always exact, but it is often sweet. A devout loyalist to Persian Melon, Roy’s coral-ish lip print graced hundreds of Rindelaub’s white coffee mugs. Rindelaub’s was a bakery cafe on S. 18th Street in Philadelphia and Roy was a lady who lunched often on her own, perhaps followed by a traipse through Nan Duskin on Rittenhouse Square. Her standard fare was an egg salad sandwich on rye with coffee…black.

Now, back to the present and looking ahead…

Image: Pantone.

Image: Pantone.

Maybe there’s something to this creamy pink sunset shade. Judging from the abundance of new textile designs at Showtime, the International Textile Alliance’s premiere textile market, Pantone may have just nailed it. Construed as a symbol of optimism, a warm, nuturing, social antidote to digitization, social media, and constant change, coral and spectral derivatives showed up in every dang showroom.

Cheryl Luckett, interior designer and Revolution Fabric Design Ambassador, clearly got the memo.

Cheryl Luckett, interior designer and Revolution Fabric Design Ambassador, clearly got the memo.

Late Show host Stephen Colbert even had his way with Pantone’s Color of the Year. As you can imagine, he puts his own unique and astute socio-policial spin on it.