The sculptural, colored and warm shapes of the coral, an animal with a hard “body” that can live in the constantly moving sea, but requires a specific ecosystem.
This strong allegorical image reinforces the symbols of Living Coral, the Color of the Year 2019 chosen by Pantone Color Institute.
An animating, life-affirming and energizing hue. Delicate but vibrant, Living Coral (Pantone 16-1546) will accompany our 2019 with sweetness and warmth giving us a little bit of safety and optimism in the fluid and our constantly changing world.
And don’t forget the metaphor to the social aspect: the coral lives in colonies.
Pantone Color Institute explains:
Vibrant, yet mellow Pantone16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.
Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, it embodies our desire for playful expression.
Representing the fusion of modern life, Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.
Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature.
In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind.
Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.