Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019 is Living Coral

Since ‘Greenery’ was announced as the colour of 2017, all-foliage wedding flowers have been an enormous trend, while many florists have noticed an increase in purple requests after 'Ultra Violet' became last year’s selection.

This year’s coral colour

Pantone describes this year’s shade as “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy.

“PANTONE 16-1546 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, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.”

How is each colour chosen?

Pantone’s Colour of the Year initiative has been setting trends for 20 years. Its selection process uses expert consideration and in-depth trend analysis to discover influences from across the world and found within films, art, fashion and all areas of design, as well as travel destinations, new lifestyles, playstyles and socio-economic conditions. Influences can also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact colour, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.

Cut flower varieties in coral

There are a wide varity of cut flowers available in coral.  Give us a call to chat about how these can compliment your event or big day!

At IPM Essen, a horticultural trade fair held in January, the Flower Council of Holland displayed a selection of cut flowers in similar shades to the Pantone coral. Here are a few of their suggestions.


• Rosa Miss Piggy, from Porcella Rosa


• Alstromeria Esmee, from Together2Grow


• Amaryllis Bouquet, from Van der Ende Flowers

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• Antogether - Anthurium a Sante Royale

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• Gerbera Zenna, from Holstein Flowers

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• Lilium OT Zelmira, from Bredefleur

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• Rosa Rene Goscinny, from Parfum Flower Company

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• Rosa Bubblegum, from PureRoses-GAM vd Berg

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