Colour Your World | #30 Living Coral {Colour of the Year 2019}

Happy, happy new year everyone!

I had so many grand plans to share more Christmas decorating posts over the festive period but, if truth be told, switching off from the screen (and social media in general) was way too appealing.

Once I’d cracked open that first mince pie, my resolve went straight out the window.

But it feels good to be cranking up the computer and writing my first post of 2019.

And what better way to start the year that with a Pantone post. And not just any post but Pantone’s hotly anticipated colour of the year.

Living Coral.

Speculation and Psychobabble

I finished last year with a post on Terrarium Moss, which is another of shade from Pantone’s 2019 colour palette. There was speculation that it might be hailed colour of the Year 2019 — as there’s such a resurgence for all things ‘green’; in both fashion and interiors at the moment.

But Pantone always like to keep us on our toes, don’t they?

They’ve given us some really ‘interesting’ picks over the last few years.

Ultra Violet’ last year — which was a bold choice — then ‘Marsala‘ back in 2015. Definitely not mainstream, that’s for sure.

I always love Pantone’s descriptions of their colours; and particularly their reasoning for selecting a shade for the hotly anticipated ‘Colour of the Year’ slot.

On Living Coral, they say:

‘In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy.

Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of 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.

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.’

Come again??

Now, I’ve read — and re-read — this statement and I’ve no idea what it means.

But, regardless of flowery language and marketing psychobabble, what we can say of Living Coral is that it’s bright!

Definitely bordering on the redder side of coral, this punchy peach tone is no shrinking violet.

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Colour of the Year 2019 | Living Coral

Colour Your World | #30 Living Coral {Colour of the Year 2019}

1. PH5 Pendant — Heals
2. Topanga Indoor/Outdoor Rug — Anthropologie
3. Google Home Mini in Coral — Argos
4. Finn Hot Water Bottle — Donna Wilson
5. Coral Eames Style Dining Armchair — Danetti
6. Kinship Rectangular Photo Pin Board — Oliver Bonas
7. Coral Mongolian Round Cushion — River Island
8. Oversized Chevron Cushion — Marks & Spencer

So there we have it.

A little round up of gems in Living Coral; Colour of the Year 2019.

Bright, beautiful and absolutely no unnecessary psychobabble.

Next time we’ll be looking at:




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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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20 thoughts on “Colour Your World | #30 Living Coral {Colour of the Year 2019}”

  1. i really love coral as a colour for clothes but had never considered it for interiors too. It will certainly brighten up any room! Love that light shade.


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