Living Coral is the Pantone Color of the Year 2019!

Published: Thursday 13th December 2018

Categories: Pantone

It’s that time of year again… the time when Pantone announces their Color of the Year and settles any speculations over the choice of colour for the next 12 months! Their colour for 2019 is Living Coral; an animating and life-affirming coral hue that embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort in our continually shifting environment.


Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 - Living Coral


PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral


Following last year’s Ultra Violet, a dramatic and deep shade associated with mystical and spiritual qualities, Living Coral takes a turn in the opposite direction, instead focusing on environmental preservation, and particularly the beauty we see in nature such as coral reefs. Lying at the centre of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, Pantone Living Coral is evocative of how the coral reef provide shelter to a diverse display of colour.


Pantone FHI Color Guide - 2019 Color of the Year Living Coral

 Colour of the Year Fashion Home Interior Guides


Pantone Formula Guide - 2019 Color of the Year Living Coral


Colour of the Year Formula Guide 2019


 “Color enhances and influences the way we experience life.” Said Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As a shade that affirms life through a dual role of energising and nourishing, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral reinforces how colours can embody our collective experience and reflect what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time.”


In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are constantly seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy, therefore the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes humanising and engaging activity, symbolising our desire for playful expression.

 Colour of the Year 2019 Light Coral Product Set



Pantone’s choice of colour will influence product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries for 2019, including fashion, home furnishings, industrial design, as well as product, packaging and graphic design!


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