Living Coral for 2019


In December, Pantone announced that the 2019 color of the year would be, “Living Coral” A soft color that can go with a plethora of items. While this color is not a shocker overall, since “Tangerine” was Pantone’s Color of the year in 2012.

Living Coral has a different meaning behind being named color of the year, per Pantone, “Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”


While the new year may have just kicked off, “Living Coral” is already on the market in a variety of items from makeup to fashion and furniture.

You can read more about, “Living Coral” at or take a look at all the other colors that Pantone has to offer.

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