I’m going to totally geek out here, but, as a designer, while everyone else is wondering what the new year holds and is getting super excited about what’s in store for their business, I’m over here on the edge of my seat wondering: what’s the Pantone color of the year going to be?

Not that I don’t get all excited about what’s to come in the new year and my business plans, but I just CAN'T wait to find out what the Pantone Color Institute picked for the new year color.

So, without further ado, here is what the color of the year is for 2019 (drumroll, please).....

…..it’s Living Coral!


I’m going to quote direct from Pantone’s description of this color, because it’s absolutely perfect and I don’t know how I (or anyone) could describe it more accurately.

Living coral is “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

Beautiful color AND beautiful description, right?

The Pantone color code for this color is: PANTONE 16-1546.

I’m already thinking of all the ways this can be used this year and beyond. The great thing about the color living coral is that it’s timeless. It’s beautiful, fresh and feminine and would truly make a remarkable branding color for a number of creative businesses, whether in the writing, coaching, wellness, or spiritual industries.

Not only that, but it’d make a really great and modern color for wedding invitations, baby shower invites, and more.

If you’d love to use the Pantone Living Coral in your business branding or for personal or wedding invitations, reach out to me. I’d love to help you incorporate it into your design.

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