Is This Pantone's Trendiest Color of the Year Yet?

10 stylish ways to celebrate the color!

Living Coral


Underscoring the fashion set's fixation on browns, oranges, and corals for the foreseeable future, Pantone has carefully selected Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral as its official color of the year for 2019.

Described as a "vibrant, yet mellow" hue by the color institute, Living Coral is a "reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life." It's meant to mimic our innately human desire for authentic, immersive experiences and encourage in-person socialization and lighthearted activity. 

"Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities, and this is particularly true for Living Coral," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Institute. "With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord." 

Also, Living Coral is one of those universally-loved colors that beautifully complements every skin tone and it's a fun way to bring in pops of color into your wardrobe. Plus picture just how trendy this hue will look all over your Instagram? Snag a swatch of Living Coral to see the color in real life below, and browse our edit to add a touch of the congenial hue to your wardrobe.

Pantone Color Swatch Card - 16-1546 Living Coral
Pantone Color Swatch Card - 16-1546 Living Coral $13

Frame the swatch and add it to your gallery wall for a fun way to display some on-trend color and alternative art.

senreve coral bag
Senreve Maestra Bag $895

The form and shape of this classic pebbled leather bag are formal but the color brings in all the fun. Even better? You can pick the color of your hardware and add on personal touches like your monogram.

Alice + Olivia Pants
alice + olivia Farrel Paper Bag Pleated Pants $295 $88

These soft coral pants are a fun way to pay homage to the color. While it's great for date nights and parties, you can always pair it with monotone colors like camel and black for a work look.

Apparis Oversized Faux-Fur Jacket $640

Stand out from the crowd of camel and black coats with this chirpy faux-fur number. Also, how cozy does it look for chilly, freezing evenings?

Ray Ban Orange classic sunglasses
Ray-Ban Ja-Jo $168

There's something quite vintage yet chic about these trendy sunglasses that will instantly elevate the most boring of outfits.

Natori Belted Trench
Natori Belted Trench Coat $348

Wrap yourself in this pretty Kimono-style trench coat made that comes with pockets! It's a fun little addition to a simple white t-shirt and denim look or even a little white dress with the bottom hem peeking out.

MCM Logo Print Silk Skinny Scarf, Main, color, HOT CORAL DETAILS & CARE MCM's iconic monogram print lends vintage-chic style to a soft, slender silk-twill scarf. 34 1/4
MCM Logo Print Silk Skinny Scarf $90

A skinny scarf in this very on-trend color is a great way to accessorize and complete your look. Pair it with pearl drop earrings, a gold bangle or leather watch and you're ready to rock the boardroom!

MCM wallet
MCM Love Letter Visetos Trifold Wallet $295 $76

This two-tone MCM leather wallet is the perfect size to throw in your work bag, take to the gym or even stick in your back pocket. While it's tiny, there's plenty of room to store cards, cash and commuting essentials.

Nike Coral Shoes
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Premium Rise $130 $82

Hit all your heal goals for the new year in these chic running shoes from Nike that pay homage to the color of the year. Extra brownie points for the breathable knit details that make it easier to pack in an intense workout without sweaty, icky feet.

Emory Earrings
Rachel Comey Emory Earrings $125 $62

Don't want to go all out on this trend? Bring in hints of Living Coral via accessories like these pretty and delicate hoops from Rachel Comey. They are made in Italy and add a fun twist to the simplest of outfits.

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