Pantone Color of the Year 2019 - Living Coral

It’s here! Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019. It’s Living Coral, Pantone 16-1546. After considering trends in everything from fashion to décor, Pantone announced this vibrant color as its top pick.

In a world filled with uncertainty, Pantone chose Living Coral for its warmth and optimism. After all, what better way to represent hope than the beauty of the coral reef, a coastal community teeming with life?

Notes Pantone:

“In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we [as human beings] 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.”

How can you tap into this opportunity?

  • Use Living Coral for borders, backgrounds and even text.
  • Select images that contain colors similar to Living Coral (or that complement it) and incorporate them into your designs.
  • Consider using Living Coral for envelopes. Give your audience a sense of optimism and cheer as soon as they take the mailer out of their mailbox!


Pantone’s announcement lets you capitalize on this fun and meaningful color we’ll be seeing a lot of this year. So engage your creativity. How will you use Living Coral?

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