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Pantone Colour of the Year: Living Coral

The Pantone Color Institute chose Living Coral as Pantone Color of the Year 2019.

The vibrant yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

Reacting to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into our daily lives, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. 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.

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.

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of colours present in nature. In its glorious yet unfortunately evermore elusive display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse caleidoscope of color.

Colour codes:

Plus Series CMYK: 0, 65, 54, 0

Plus Series RGB: 255, 111, 97

HEX: ff6f61

Pantone - Color of the year 2019

Previous releases of Pantone's Colour of the Year series:
2021 - Pantone Colour of the Year - Ultimate Gray + Illuminating
2020 - Pantone Colour of the Year - Classic Blue
2019 - Pantone Colour of the Year - Living Coral
2018 - Pantone Colour of the Year - Ultra Violet
2017 - Pantone Colour of the Year - Greenery
2016 - Pantone Colour of the Year - Rose Quartz & Serenity
2015 - Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Marsala
2014 - PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid
2013 - PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald
2012 - PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango
2011 - PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle
2010 - PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise
2009 - PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa
2008 - PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris
2007 - PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper
2006 - PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar
2005 - PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise
2004 - PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily
2003 - PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky
2002 - PANTONE 19-1664 True Red
2001 - PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose
2000 - PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean

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