Pantone 2019: 'Living Coral' named Colour of the Year

Each year, PANTONE crowns a colour which is deemed the honour of representing the year: a tone which symbolises both trends in fashion, interior and beauty, as well as capturing the cultural zeitgeist. In 2019, ecology has reached the forefront of many people’s concerns, and this is one of the reasons for which ‘Living Coral’ has been chosen to illustrate the year ahead.

The colour institute affirms this tone has the effect of: “symbolising our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral (officially PANTONE 16-1546) embodies our desire for playful expression.”

For those who love the orange-pink hue that has been selected by PANTONE - the world’s leading authority on colour - I have curated a collection of fine jewellery which features gemstones and precious organic materials of this hue. This heart of this colour is uplifting, joyful and vibrant orange-pink, which is elusive and charming. In fine jewellery, this tone is only emulated in special and specific gemstones or precious materials: certain corals, padparadscha sapphire, imperial topaz, and some rich conch pearls.

Living Coral colour by Pantone

Let us celebrate the new colour of the year and indulge in the hue that is further described by PANTONE as "sociable and spirited, colour that welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity”.

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