How to Use Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year

How To Use Pantone’s 2019 Color Of The Year

Every year the Pantone Color Institute selects a color that is expected to dominate the design world for the year ahead. For 2019, they’ve chosen Living Coral — a vibrant, yet warm hue that is said to “provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

A departure from 2018's pick, Ultra Violet, described by the company as "dramatically provocative and thoughtful" — this year's vibrant shade of golden orange encourages us to escape the digital world, and seek immersive experiences that will cultivate connection and intimacy.

But how can we incorporate Living Coral into our homes? 

Make a Statement

Living Coral is the perfect option for a bold statement piece. Whether it’s a velvet occasional chair, or a new area rug — it’s easy to incorporate this color in small ways for a big impact.


Accent pillows and throw blankets in Living Coral will pair well with your existing more neutral furnishings. Charcoal gray, white, taupe, and brown will seamlessly complement this new pop of coral.

Add Art

What better way to showcase Living Coral, than with coral art? Search for coral prints online, and head to your craft store for an inexpensive frame. It couldn’t get easier to introduce this new “it” color into just about any space.