Pantone’s 2019 Color Of The Year Is Living Coral — Here’s How To Wear It Now

As we reach the end of the year, the time has come for the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year to be announced. In a selective process that requires reflecting on the past 12 months while also looking forward to the months that follow New Year’s Day, the Pantone Color Institute has finally settled on the color set to represent 2019: Living Coral. According to the color brand, this vibrant yet calming hue is a nod to the innate need for optimism and lighthearted pursuits — something anyone can get behind.

Taking inspiration from its namesake, Living Coral boasts a shade of orange with a gold undertone and, as a reaction to the ever-changing digital technology and social media landscape, is meant to provide the comfort and buoyancy of playful expression. Much like its predecessors Ultra Violet and Greenery, Living Coral evokes the feeling of positive thinking and hope for the future, while also offering a relief from the occasionally overwhelming environment that surrounds it. All things considered, if you’re ready to kick off 2019 on a high note, why not get yourself into the right mood and mix Living Coral into your wardrobe as you pursue your own lighthearted endeavors?


Set new intentions for your workouts in the coming year with these TechSweat 7/8 Flex Leggings from Outdoor Voices, which are on sale for $44. While you’re at it, create a coordinated outfit with a pair of these Saucony Jazz Low Pro sneakers, which cost $60. These colorful pieces will actually get you excited to head to the gym.

If you want something you can start wearing during the dead of winter, this creamy The Elder Statesman Turtleneck Sweater, $710, will be one to wear with everything you own, whether it’s with a pair of blue jeans or these Silk-Jacquard Wide-Leg Pants from Etro, which cost $930, for a head-turning tonal ensemble. Finish off the look with this chic Banff Wool Scarf from Aritzia, $98, to get add on another layer without putting in too much thought.

For the nights you plan on going out, whether it’s with your best friends or your S.O., wear this pretty Brielle Tank by Farrow, on sale for $9.99, which can be worn on its own or layered over a lightweight turtleneck or T-shirt when you need more coverage. Or, if you just want to wear the Color of the Year in a subtler way, these classic Christian Louboutin So Kate 120 Patent-Leather Pumps will be the perfect way to add a pop of color to any look. On another note, if you have a formal event like a wedding to attend, this beautiful Stine Goya dress will feel perfect for the occasion. Plus, with such a playful color, it’ll work in any season.

While you might not know exactly what to expect for the upcoming year, these coral-hued pieces will get you excited to embrace the essence of Pantone’s Living Coral. Keep scrolling to shop more pieces so you can start wearing the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year now.

Outdoor Voices TechSweat 7/8 Flex Leggings



Outdoor Voices

A modern take on camouflage, these leggings will get you excited to hit the gym in 2019.

Saucony Jazz Low Pro



Whether you just want to wear these on a regular basis or are looking for a colorful option to wear on your next workout, you can't deny how pretty these are.

Farrow Brielle Tank



Need Supply Co.

You'll get so much wear out of it this versatile tank top.

Stine Goya




Wear this dress to your next formal occasion with a pair of strappy sandals.

alexanderwang.t Fleece Hoodie



Up your athleisure game with this bright sweatshirt.

Christian Louboutin So Kate 120 Patent-Leather Pumps



Add a pop of color to your outfits with these chic pumps.

GANNI Julliard Mohair Open Knit Sweater in Hot Pink



Need Supply Co.

This pretty sweater has been fashion girl-approved.

The Elder Statesman Highland Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater



This sweater will feel so cozy on the coldest of winter days.

Everlane The Wide Leg Crop Pant



Wear these with a pair of cool white boots now, and when the weather warms up a pair of sandals.

Garrett Leight x Nick Wooster Collab


Garrett Leight

These sunglasses are the perfect tint for dealing with bright and sunny winter days.

3.1 Phillip Lim Full Gathered Skirt


11 Honoré

This skirt can be worn in any season.

Aritzia Banff Wool Scarf



This scarf will be the perfect piece to throw on when you need the extra warmth.

Nike Air Max 95 Premium in Rush Coral/White



Need Supply Co.

You'll easily be the coolest person in the room when wearing these.

Prince Peter Crew Tee



A comfortable t-shirt is always a good option.

Etro Silk-Jacquard Wide-Leg Pants



These pants will instantly dress up any outfit.