15 ways to welcome Pantone’s colour of 2019 into your life

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The shade of 2019 is here.

When it comes to colour, Pantone knows what’s up. The world-famous design company has been leading the way in trend forecasting since the Sixties, so when they say a certain shade is in, we listen. And we couldn’t be more on board with the hue they’ve picked for 2019. 

Those who fully subscribed to the Millennial Pink trend will be excited to learn that next year pink is back, this time in the form of Living Coral (16-1546).

Vibrant and energised, this pop of colour would make a striking and feel-good addition to any interior design plans, as well as fitting in perfectly on your make-up shelf, giving cheeks and lips a winter wind-flushed glow. 

Despite being bright, Pantone have given the shade a golden undertone to create a softness and warmth that more mellow, inspired by natural surroundings and sea life as a reaction to the onslaught of social media we’re presented with in this modern world. 

Explaining the thought-process behind the creation of Living Coral, Pantone says: “Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent colour mesmerizes the eye and mind.

“Representing the fusion of modern life, Living Coral is a nurturing colour that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media. It embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

Not only do we love the optimism and buoyancy of this shade and what it represents, it’s also just a bloody gorgeous colour that we’re more than happy to start rocking in excess immediately. 

We’ve had some fun hunting out some of the prettiest coral pieces out there to help you jump on board with the trend, from salmony cardigans to peachy notebooks. 

Have a bath with Philosophy’s melon daiquiri and you’ll be ready for a night on the tiles. £14.50.

This cute tote from is the perfect Mary Poppins bag. £22.

Oliver Bonas’s buttery soft, leather washbag has pretty pink lining to match its coral exterior, as well as a gold-toned zip: £42. 

Not only is this adorable jacket a gorgeous pale blush hue, but it nods to the Living Coral trend with this cute slogan written across the back: £83.

Give your penmanship some flair with this coral ballpoint beauty from Anthropologie: £16.

Zara’s coral velvet cushion is an easy way to give any living room a pop of 2019’s colour of the year: £4.99.

Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Lip Colour in Retro Coral is everything that our lips need right now: £28.

This peachy Rosie Wonders notebook is an essential on any list-makers desk - especially because of the striking portrait of Frida that adorns the front. Small £4.50 and large £6.

Sick and tired of your receipts escaping you? Pop them in this Paul Smith leather holder from Liberty London, especially made for keeping track of your purchases: £120.

Planning your trip to one of 2019’s trending travel destinations? You’ll need a stylish travel journal ready for your adventures, like this Kate Spade one: £18. 

From a pale poached-salmon pink to rich coral, this Acne Studios scarf couldn’t be more cosy and on-trend: £210.

Make sure you never lose your keys with White Stuff’s statement faux fur pom pom key ring: £9.95. 

These dark pink pencils from Katie Leamon are the height of office sophistication. £15 for a set of seven. 

This classic fit lambswool sweater from Acne Studios is going straight on our Christmas wish-lists: £260.

Fancy a side of swirls with your coral? We love how Anthropologie’s Mathilde vase fuses colour and pattern: £62.

Nars’s liquid blush in Torrent will give your cheeks a healthy coral flush: £24.

Papier’s coral party invites are the perfectly pink way to start a celebration: £16.99.

Images: Courtesy of brands


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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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