Following our last months blog on colour, we’ve decided to look at this year’s chosen Pantone ‘Living Coral’.
For those who aren’t designers or marketers, Pantone is a US company that specialises in colour. It keeps a library of globally recognised “Pantone Standards” to keep colours consistent no matter where and by whom they are printed Worldwide.
Using Living Coral as inspiration, we decided to take a closer look of where to find this warm shade while travelling around the UK.
Sunsets and sunrises
Whether your camping in the countryside or walking along one of the many blue flag beaches, it’s not hard to find the perfect spot to enjoy a pleasant warm shade of Living Coral that a British sunrise and sunset can offer. Simply, sit back, relax and let the sky do the rest.
Top spots include: Fort William, Penzance, Orkney Islands, Dover, Devon and the Isle of Skye.
In an English country garden…
With the weather warming up, there’s no better way to enjoy the sun by taking a walk around one of our many beautiful gardens and stately homes. Look out for this year’s top hue while wandering through the courtyards and rose gardens in particular.
Top gardens include: Chelsea Physic Garden, Wrest Park, Bodnant Gardens, Buscot Park and Tresco Abbey Gardens.
As I walk the streets of London…
Among the hustle and bustle, our capital offers some unique Georgian architecture. Autumn is the best time to see this Living Coral as the sun hits the red brick. Meander through the characterful terrace house and stylish townhouses, you are sure to bask in its colour.
Top streets include: Trevor Square, One Hans Crescent, Cadogan Square and Manresa Road.
It’s thirsty work…
The UK has some of the best craft drinks producers in the world – creating award-winning wine, gin and ale. You’ll be sure to find your favourite Living Coral-inspired drink in one of the many trendy bars and restaurants in our cities.
We opted for an elderflower, grapefruit juice and gin. Refreshing and delicious. Simply, add the gin, Elderflower Liqueur, grapefruit juice and one small sprig of fresh rosemary. Seal the shaker and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds…and enjoy!
Top cocktail bars include: Albert’s Schloss, Manchester, The American Bar, the Savoy Hotel, London, The Beach at Bude, Cornwall, The Dead Canary, Cardiff, and The Devil’s Advocate, Edinburgh.
Are you feeling peckish?
Not so long ago, our European neighbours might have scoffed at our British cuisine. In recent years, we’ve demonstrated that British food doesn't just mean meat and two veg. Our multi-cultural, food scene can rival that of any great culinary destination.
Enjoy a beautiful piece of fresh Scottish salmon, pan fired with a little butter and salt and pepper. Perfect and Living Coral inspired.
Top restaurants include: Casamia, Bristol, L'Enclume, Cumbria, Core by Clare Smyth, West London, Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire, Ynyshir, Powys, and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall.
Do you have a Living Coral inspired place to share?
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