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Living Coral – Pantone Colour of 2019

February 4th, 2019

February 4th, 2019

Trend prediction is big business and the Pantone Color Institute is the one we look to every year for the heads up on what coming our way.  Highlighting top seasonal runway colours, forecasting global colour trends and advising companies on colour for product and brand visual identity, the Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology and emotion of colour in their design strategy.

Pantone color of 2019

Over more than 20 years, they’ve influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries and for 2019 they’re bringing us PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral, a vibrant, yet mellow tone that embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.  Aimed at representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing colour that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time displays a lively presence within social media.

In addition to the colour itself, there are five different colour palettes featuring PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral to help you bring this year’s special shade into your designs and illustrate the dynamic nature of this colour within various combinations.

Pantone 2119 Living Coral palettes

Focal Point:

Living Coral, Forest Biome, Martini Olive, Golden Lime, Mauvewood, Twill, Beluga.


Living Coral, Burnt Henna, Rose Dawn, Coral Sands, Sun Kissed Coral, Candlelight Peach, Sand, Mellow Buff.

Shimmering Sunset:

Living Coral, Conch Shell, Hot Pink, Aurora Pink, Magenta Haze, Radiant Yellow, Amberglow, Papaya.


Living Coral, Sulphur Spring, Chive Blossom, Vivacious, Barrier Reef, Deep Lake, Ibiza Blue, Pink Lemonade.

Under the Sea:

Living Coral, Blue Depths, Turkish Sea, Viridian Green, Turtle Green, Sea Pink, Vibrant Yellow, Limpet Shell.

Shop The Trend

And the makeup industry has embraced this.  Here are some of our faves to brighten your day.

Kryolan lipstain Electro

Kryolan Lipstain in Electro: £16.50

MAC Vegas Volt

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt: £17.50

Too Faced Melted Latex

Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid Lipstick in Rated R: £19

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Sticks in Hot Emily: £24

NARS blush Torrid

NARS Liquid Blush in Torrid: £23, Cult Beauty

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Incandescent Electra: £35

Becca Luminous Blush Snapdragon

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Snapdragon: £24

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick Coral

Bobbi Brown Coral Brightening Brick Powder: £36

Huda Coral

Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette: £25



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By Emma Rutherford

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