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Pantone Color of the Year – Living Coral

Every year designers and artists alike look forward to Pantone’s Color of the Year. The color chosen each year, resonates with trends past and present, with the temperature of our current society, and represents the universal language of color. Colors play an important role in not only in an artist’s life but in our daily lives. We use color to communicate mood, evoke emotion, and express style. Using a color that connects with your viewer may be the difference between a consumer falling in love with your art or walking away from it.

The 2019 Color of the Year is PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral

“Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.

Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”

Color values: RGB 250 114 104  | HEX/HTML FA7268 | CMYK values not available

by TerryRunyan

by Micklyn

by SophieGamand

by Joanacchi

“Color is an equalizing color lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a response chord.” Leatrice Eiseman

by SusanaPaz

by Rhino-Rose

by MatMiller

by Crispe

by Spires

by EndlesslyWild

by Mathijsvissers

by Gingerish

by foto-ella

by OliviaStClaire

by Tordo

by Elinorbee

Did you know? Pantone colors have been used by countries around the world to represent organizations and flags? For instance, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their nation’s independence, the Government of Singapore commissioned a logo using Pantone colors. Very cool!

Redbubble artists, you may want to consider the color trends as we head into the new year. Customers are often looking for the “in” color of the year and will be purchasing apparel and home decor designs that feature this new and vibrant color.

by Lidiebug

by Ruby-Art

by VintageOwl

by Huebucket

by 83Oranges

by ElenaNaylor

by DesertDecor

by IkerPazStudio

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

Check out these works featuring previous color winners of Pantone’s “Color of the Year”.

by Badbugs – Ultra Violet, 2018

by Estemacleod – Greenery, 2017

by Foto-Ella – Rose Quartz & Serenity, 2016

by 3van – Marsala, 2015

by Micklyn – Radiant Orchid, 2014

by Micklyn – Emerald, 2013

by HaileyHerrera – Tangerine Tango, 2012

by Olganoes – Honeysuckle, 2011

Check out our collection of “Living Coral” designs on Redbubble. Make sure to share your favorites and your art in the comments below.

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Jen Durant

Redbubble Artist Relationship Manager