Pantone have a way of seeing the world in vivid colour. They know when we’re in need of a little courage (Honeysuckle 18-2120, Colour of the Year 2011), harmony (Emerald 17-5641, Colour of the Year 2013), and new beginnings (Greenery 15-0343, Colour of the Year 2017). According to the colour-trend authority, ‘PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral’ is exactly what we need in 2019.
The method to decide on one colour each year is a huge job, with a dedicated committee reviewing thousands of fashion images, films, and design and technology trends.The colour itself is a very specific synthesis of pink and orange with gold undertones. Laurie Pressman, Pantone’s Vice-President describes the company’s choice for 2019 as, “warm, welcoming and life-affirming.” A cheerful ray of hope in the continually shifting social and cultural environment. We love this sentiment as we move into the new year and onto our resolutions. Be it, living – and shopping – more sustainably in 2019 with ethical fashion choices. Read more about the designer behind ethical fashion label Mother of Pearl, Amy Powney, here.
SHOP – our ethical edit of sustainable fashion labels.
SHOP – 6 of our favourite new coral accessories.
Coral doesn’t have to be a head-to-toe vibrant Pucci dress. It’s a versatile colour that can be adapted to your style.If your style is more about measured minimalism, refresh an old favourite summer dress with a coral clutch, a black-on-black office look with a bright necklace, or update an all-white ensemble with some new season heels. Use Pantone’s coral statement as a source of inspiration, to start making bolder risks with your wardrobe this year. The lesson to take is: don’t be afraid to try new things and have fun with your fashion. Dressing should be fun after all, a reflection of your personality, mood, and context.