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Designing With Living Coral, The Pantone Color Of 2019

2019’s Pantone color, Living Coral, strikes us as a hue that adds energy and positivity into any medium. Sliding into the new year brings us a different set of expectations, particularly when it comes to design and creativity. Every year, we expect to see and produce something new. And each year never fails to show us the artistic abilities of creatives worldwide.

Pantone’s declaration to the conveyance of this fun pink color states that it is life-affirming, symbolizes optimism and sparks joy.

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.

Let’s take a look at the various creative mediums that utilize this color to attract, appeal, and amplify.



Graphic seamless pattern of exotic leaves and trees. Vector tropical design

According to a press release by Laurie Pressman, Pantone Color Institute’s Vice President, colors enhance and influence the way we experience our lives.

As a shade that affirms life through a dual role of energizing and nourishing, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral reinforces how colors can embody our collective experience and reflect what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time.

Add life into your illustrations through color, particularly Living Coral. Disguise the monotony by pairing other suitable palettes with it. It’s a great way to keep your designs on trend for the year.

Fashion And Beauty

Displaying slivers of your personality through your apparel has always been a popular choice. Ever seen those online quizzes with questions like ‘What Do Your Clothes Reveal About You?’ The psychology of dressing has always played a significant part in our daily lives, particularly due to the fact that clothes make up our image.

Essentially, it’s really a matter of how we want to be seen by others versus how others actually see us. How you match this year’s Pantone color with fashion depends on what you’re aiming for. Perhaps you’re looking to grab attention, either with the entire outfit, or through small accessories. Maybe it’s necessary to have a sort of focal point for an outfit, especially for production photo shoots. Whichever your reason, get creative through experimenting with how you pair coral pink hues.

Architecture And Interior Design

Aside from the more well-known creative fields like photography and graphic design, interior design also makes use of the color trends set for each year. The inside of a space is no doubt a popular medium that utilizes color to define the feel of a room.

This year, try decorating your interior with warm, peach-pink tones that give any space some visual attention. Experiment with color placement so that you can make certain objects or decoration the focal point in your interior. When paired with the right tones, living coral’s signature warm pink is a surefire way to make any space look alive.

Explore our stock content library for more inspiration on how to use coral pink to create content, whether it’s design, illustrations, or video-making.

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