Find Your Balance with Living Coral

Every year the color experts at Pantone highlight a color of the year. Using careful trend analysis, Pantone’s pigment professionals pay attention to visual arts like movies and TV, fashion, and art collections while searching out the year’s hottest travel destinations, tech advances, and lifestyle influences. Somewhere in the balance, these color experts identify a single color that sums up what they observe in the world.

190218 - Living Coral Square

For 2019, that color is Living Coral, Pantone number 16-1546.

Living Coral is described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” It occupies a space between being calm and being alert. It nurtures and stimulates, soothes and refreshes. Living Coral “is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.”

According to Pantone’s team of experts, “we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy,” in part due to “the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life.” Living Coral is also described as:

  • Optimistic
  • Joyful
  • Comforting
  • Convivial
  • Elusive
  • Vivifying
  • Effervescent

1902018 - Living Coral Home Decor

Whether you want to go bold and paint a whole room in Living Coral, or you prefer to keep it understated with pops of coral, you can’t go wrong with this dynamic shade! Paint an accent wall in Living Coral to bring energy to a room full of neutrals. Bring touches of Living Coral to your room through textile choices like a plush rug, a blanket, throw pillows, or drapes. No matter how you use it, Living Coral is sure to enhance a cozy space and bring a greater sense of balance to your home life.

How do you recharge at the end of a busy week? How do you find your own balance between rest and activity? What does “Living Coral” mean to you?