Let’s be energised and enlivened in 2019 with Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral.

Pantone’s much awaited and eagerly anticipated colour forecast for the year ahead always hits the design world with excitement and power. And, today Pantone has not disappointed!

Following on from 2018 Ultra-Violet, Pantone have announced their colour for 2019 will be Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral. Described as a colour that ‘embraces us with warmth and nourishment’ the vibrant yet soft colour is to fly the flag for optimism next year.

Inspired by surrounding nature – and I’m sure you’ll not fail to spot it now – Living Coral feels calming and at the same time enlivening. Its warmth played up with contrasting blues and optimism with complimentary yellows. It’s vibrancy and freshness speaking for itself when used with black and white.

So, how can we expect to see Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral manifest itself in packaging in 2019?

One of the most exciting things about Living Coral is how it has its feet firmly in the natural world and yet be non-apologetic in its vibrancy. There aren’t many colours that present their softer side while remaining punchy. Living Coral is dynamic as it covers the spectrum of colours between warm reds and optimistic yellow. It can be softer, pink through to peach and naturally sophisticated in combination with other natural world colours like forest greens, volcanic greys.

The vibrancy of Living Coral can be used to great effect on luxury packaging – dark navy punctuated with delicate details in Living Coral will offer understated on trend luxury.

In premium foods and drinks, expect a whole host of flavours like mandarin and grapefruit whose similar colour palettes cover the gamut of on trend coral hues.

Let’s raise our spirits and start the sociability vibe of Living Coral and drink to a year of Pantone 16-1546.