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 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, and 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.

Apparis Oversized Faux-Fur Jacket $325 $163

Stand out from the crowd of camel and black coats with this chirpy faux-fur number. Also, how cozy does it look for chilly 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 addition to a simple white t-shirt and denim look or even a little white dress with the bottom hem peeking out.

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 give a nod 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 $75

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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