"Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and
encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing
our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits,
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our
desire for playful expression."
- The Pantone Color Institute
The Pantone Color of the Year 2019, Living Coral, is "an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge". As the Pantone Color Institute say in their statement, this "vibrant yet mellow" color "embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment".
"Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media."
It makes a space warm and alive when added to a neutral background.
When mixed and matched with other color schemes, Living Coral enriches the surrounding without loosing its own charm. "Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities," says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. "And this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord."
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