'Living Coral' Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

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For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging and graphic design. The colour of the year for 2019 is Living Coral. "An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge". We at Evans Lichfield are 'living' for this energising Coral tone.

Pantone describes it as follows: "PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar and energising aspects of colour found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent colour mesmerises 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 colour".

The beauty and fragility of our marine life and oceans is an ever more important subject, with the increasing destruction and breakdown of our seas. Recent studies have revealed marine plastic pollution in 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales, 36% of seals and 40% of seabird species examined. 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually. These are shocking statistics which need to be changed, and so Pantone serve us with the gentle reminder that a bright and lively coral reef can only be sustained with a healthy environment.

To celebrate the Pantone colour of 2019, we have collated some of our favourite coral cushions that give a nod to marine life alongside the beautiful shade that is 'Living Coral'. Browse our full collection online and discover your favourite shade of cushion.

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