Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 | Living Coral

Succeeding Ultra Violet as Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Living Coral 16-1546 is a zesty and vibrant hue that embodies playfulness. In the digital era where individuality has become more important than the collective, people are now craving more authentic human interactions. Living Coral, according to Pantone, symbolizes this need for optimism and represents the reconciliation of modern life – as the coral shade is both found in our natural surroundings and on social media.
Yet, Pantone’s pick of Living Coral as the colour of 2019 is also met with criticism due to the current situation of global warming and the subsequent bleaching and destruction of the coral reefs. Nonetheless, there’s nothing wrong with a little optimism for 2019, as long as it doesn’t turn into naivety.

Living Coral & commercial interiors

In contrast to last year’s Ultra Violet shade, which was quite challenging to work with, Living Coral seems easier to incorporate into your design. Thanks to its lightheartedness and cheerfulness, the pinkish red-orange shade welcomes us to the bright side of life. Also, as a symbol for our desire to connect with other people, Living Coral especially seems suited for office settings where co-working is becoming increasingly popular. The colour feels inherently warm and inviting so it will work wonders in any hospitality or other commercial setting.

We can’t hide the fact that we’re very much looking forward to this year’s designs!
Fun fact: we already changed the colour accent of our blog to this vibrant coral shade.


Tone-on-tone Living Coral

We’re especially anticipating the combination with softer shades of pink & peach and even bolder spicy red & orange hues for a tone-on-tone look. Perfectly suited to mix and match with the following colours of the modulyss Millennium Nxtgen collection.




Living Coral deep under the sea

More daring is colour blocking Living Coral with deep blue and sea green tones for an ultimate deep under the sea & tropical vibe. Combine it with the below Millennium Nxtgen colours for an interesting colour palette that resembles the colour spectrum of the ocean.


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