Living Coral - Pantone Colour of the Year

Living Coral Colour in the Bathroom 

It’s ironic that in a world that is more ‘connected’ than it has ever been, this year’s Pantone’s Colour of the Year was inspired by the lack of human connectivity and need for ‘authentic and immersive human interaction experiences’. Living Coral 16-1546, embodies the ‘vibrant yet mellow’ attitude the colour evokes that is prevalent in an underwater, quiet yet vivid, extraordinary world.

“Colour is an equalising lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities, and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanising and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Living Coral, PANTONE hit a responsive chord,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.


One way of incorporating this ‘not-quite-pink’ / ‘not-quite-orange’ hue into your home décor is to paint one feature wall whilst keeping the furniture and soft finishes in neutral tones. Another way is by including one statement piece of furniture upholstered in this vibrant hue. According to, Living Coral can be used as either a striking, rich focal point or as part of a palette inspired by the sunset

Although the name is most closely associated with a world only some of us get to see and experience with an oxygen tank attached to our back, the 2019 colour of the year is also found in a host of other land-based fauna and flora. For playful colour combinations take your cue from nature and bring the outdoors in.


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