Living Coral is the 2019 colour of the year – here's how to use it

Styling trends

Our top ways to add Living Coral into your event.

Pantone has named Living Coral as the 2019 colour of the year, so expect to see lots of it in upcoming events.
The “vibrant yet mellow” shade of orange with a golden undertone is inspired by coral reefs and is described as a nurturing shade that mesmerises the eye and the mind.
Here are our favourite ways to incorporate the on-trend colour into your 2019 events.


Keep an eye out for coral-toned blooms on your next visit to the florist.
Whether its peonies or roses, flowers are a subtle way to incorporate Living Coral into your events.

Table setting

Choose coral napkins for bright pop of colour or add touches of it in name cards or menus.
Living Coral pairs well with green, which ties in perfectly for tropical-themed events.


Is your event a more casual affair?
Make a statement with coral-coloured lounges and chairs, paired with contrasting cushions.



Plates, cups and bowls are also a great way to bring a feature colour into an event.
Remember to let your catering team know that you’re using coral-coloured plates, as this will inform their food and plating choices and avoid any colour clashes!


Coral balloons – there’s not much more to say!


Good thing it’s the season for spritzes, because they’re an easy way to incorporate orange-coral tones into an event.
Peach margaritas, bellinis or lemon, lime and bitters are also great options.


Get creative with your catering choices and add a splash of coral where you can.
Dessert is an easy way to do this, just add some coral-coloured icing or cream to brighten up your sweet treats.


Feature image credit: Natalie Jacob, Palm Springs Style

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