PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2019
Each year Pantone releases the highly regarded Colour of the Year.
In 2017, Pantone announced Greenery as it’s Colour of the Year and described it as “refreshing, revitalising and symbolic of new beginnings”.
In 2018, Pantone’s Colour of the Year was Ultra-Violet. A Pantone spokesperson described that it “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”
So, what colour was chosen to be featured in 2019?
In 2019, Pantone announces it’s Colour of the Year as ‘Living Coral’, a colour that shows up frequently in nature and is commonly associated with beachside living.
Pantone’s spokesperson describes this colour as “inspired by the protection and sustenance coral reefs provide” stating, “this colour provides a sense of warmth and vibrancy”.
To us, while it is certainly a vibrant, warm colour, Living Coral suggests a sense of calm. When we imagine Living Coral we think of the beach, or a beautiful dessert hue.
Pantone describes it as the “life affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone”.
According to Vogue Living, corals pair best with the blue tones of the ocean. Scroll down to get some inspiration.
Images: Vogue Living and Conde Nast Traveler