Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019 is Living Coral – How to Use it at Home

Another year is here, which means a slew of new gardening goals to tackle. And, if you’re one to follow design trends, you know that a new year also means something else: a brand-new Color of the Year from Pantone!

The colour experts at Pantone choose a color to personify the year ahead, often based on cultural, design, and other cues. Last year, they picked Ultra-Violet, which, you can imagine, Geranium Rozanne was thrilled about. The Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral, and it couldn’t be more fitting for gardeners! If you’re looking for some garden inspiration during these winter months, consider thinking up some ways to incorporate this vibrant colour into your outdoor space. We’ll give you more insight on the colour below and some of our favourite suggestions on how to use it at home in the garden, because having the right colour around you can change your life!

Pantone’s color of the year: Living Coral

Let’s get to know our guest of honor, shall we? Here’s a look at why Pantone chose this hue to take us through 2019.

What Living Coral stands for

The breakdown on their website says the following: “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.”

Additionally, the site says, Living Coral has a “sociable, spirited, and engaging nature” that is meant to encourage lighthearted activity. It “embodies our desire for playful expression” and “our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.” Lastly, Pantone says, Living Coral is a “nurturing colour that appears in our natural surroundings.”

What’s great about Living Coral

In case you didn’t catch the hints about “authentic and immersive experiences” and “joyful pursuits,” it seems the urge to get outside and garden is well-represented in this lively hue. Especially with the nod to the natural nature of the color—a plant is literally in the name—the idea of getting outside and doing what makes you happy is more present than ever.

Ways to add Living Coral to your life

Coral is such a lovely colour that it makes it easy to bring into your surroundings at home. Win! Below are some of our favourite ways to incorporate the happy hue in your home.

  • Accent colours in home decor
    • Throw pillows
    • Wall decor
    • Upholstery
  • Flowers in the garden
    • See next section for our picks!
  • Wardrobe refresh
    • Post-it notes
    • FoldersWork accessories
    • Motivational art

How to Use Living Coral Colour in Your Garden

Bringing this beautiful and bright colour into your garden is easy with Geranium Rozanne and Friends! Many of Rozanne’s friends are this perfect, peppy hue, and they’re easy enough to care for that even the most inexperienced of gardeners can keep them alive. See below for some of flowers that pay homage to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019.

Achillea ‘Apricot Delight’

Constantly evolving through a range of pink shades, ‘Apricot Delight’ is a lovely choice for back borders, rock garden, or even containers. It can range from the palest apricot colour to near-red, with full-sun bringing out the most intense hues. It is an outstanding compact, sturdy plant with a long flowering period, and the foliage is disease-resistant.

Coreopsis ‘Limerock Dream’

We love ‘Limerock Dream’ for its natural branching ability and great growing habit. This beauty shows off with bright coral hues from early summer to fall. Add it to container displays for an extra punch, or greet guests with it at your front borders.
 

Achillea ‘Peachy Seduction’

Great for mid-borders or back-borders, ‘Peachy Seduction’ features glowing, peachy pink flowers you’d expect from its name. These vibrant clusters dry well for flower arrangements, or they look lovely in rock gardens and containers.

How to Use Living Coral Colour in Your Garden

Bringing this beautiful and bright colour into your garden is easy with Geranium Rozanne and Friends! Many of Rozanne’s friends are this perfect, peppy hue, and they’re easy enough to care for that even the most inexperienced of gardeners can keep them alive. See below for some of flowers that pay homage to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019.

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