2019 Pantone Color of the Year

I've been anxiously awaiting the announcement of the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, and it's finally here! Rather than wait to post this in the morning, I wanted to jump in and publish this as soon as possible, which is why you're seeing this early.

Pantone selects the Color of the Year from among their Spring/Summer color palette, which is announced in the fall. According to Pantone,

"Spring/Summer 2019 reflects our desire to embolden ourselves as we face the future; turning to colours and colour stories that provide confidence and lift our spirits; embracing a colour and design direction filled with creative and unexpected combinations.... This new mindset underscores a desire for a joyful juxtaposition of colour that transcends seasonality..."

Overall, I like the palette. My favorites are Princess Blue, Pink Peacock, Pepper Stern, and Turmeric, though I like many of the others. My least favorites are Jester Red and Living Coral. 

So which color came out on top for 2019? 

I'm not pleased. While there's nothing inherently wrong with it, Living Coral is not a universally flattering shade for clothing and not a popular color for crafting. I don't think it plays all that well with others, unlike some of the Spring/Summer colors. I'll be very interested to see if it shows up at the Creativation Show in January, or if manufacturers will steer clear of this year's Color, as they largely did last year with Ultra-Violet

What are your thoughts on Living Coral? I'd love to hear whether or not you'll incorporate it into your wardrobe, home decor, and/or crafting in 2019!


  1. Yikes!! I'm with you ... yuck!! Such a hard color to craft and wear!!!! I can't even think of a good skin tone for that color! LOL!!!!

  2. Haha. I actually like Living Coral. Not that Pantone's Color of the Year ever affects the stuff I make or wear. *LOL*


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