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Pantone has announced that the color of the year 2019 is Living Coral!

Coral, a cheerful and lively color that will accompany us throughout 2019. Its code number is Pantone 16-1546 and is always from that palette of terracotta and pink that now rage in all fields, from fashion to beauty and furniture. I told you, these shades will accompany us for a long time!


After Marsala color, quartz rose and Serenity blue, Greenery and Ultra Violet from last year, Living Coral comes in line with global trends.

It is also close to Spiced Honey, the color of the year chosen by the experts of the Global Aesthetic Center, the research center of AkzoNobel / Sikkens. Also for Pantone the motivation is optimism and joyful pursuits. Colours always have precise meanings and messages, choosing the color of the year requires researches to explore trends and feelings.

This year Pantone celebrate the 20th anniversary of the color of the year, to celebrate they organized for the first time a live event in Miami Beach (probably the place that most in the world match with coral color… coincidence?!) during Art Basel Miami, the art fair that takes place right in these days in Florida.
At the Royal Palm South Beach Miami Resort an artistic installation allows you to immerse yourself in the color of the year for a unique experience. If anyone is in Miami and goes to see it, please let me know!

Would you have imagined coral as color of the year? Not me, I would have bet on a dark green or a dark blue, maybe even a burgundy but I would not have said a bright color. I must say that I like it, I think it matches perfectly with the most minimalist palette with gray, white and black tones, but I imagine it also with blue and green velvets. Indeed, I find it a “Nordic” color! I also really like this color for lipsticks!
I am sure that we will see so much of this coral color next year!