Pantone has announced that their official colour for 2019 is "Living Coral" (16-1546). The Pantone institution's 2019 choice of colour is based on this pink hue's representation of the "fusion of modern life [...] a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media". 

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This is quite a complementary shade to 2018's Ultra Violet, as pink and purple have always been what our Mean Girls dreams are made of after all. 

But this is not exactly the "on Wednesdays, we wear pink" kind of shade we thought it would be. It lies more on the golden end of the pink spectrum. "Living Coral" has been described as more of an "animated, life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone”.

A bit like sand dunes at sunset.  

So this may just be the perfect colour to wear all throughout summer, whether muted or loud. 

And that's why we're shopping these items in "Living Coral":


Knotted earrings by Lichen & Leaf. Available from Jimno Jean, R400

Jimno Jean, R400

Perfect for gifting: Trenery Guild x Banele Khoza silk scarf. Free when you spend R1500 or more at Trenery

Trenery Guild x Banele Khoza


Temperley London runway show

Shimmer dress in a very light coral hue. Zara, R679

ZARA, R679

Frill detail dress (with pockets!), Superbalist, R369

Style Republic at Superbalist, R369


Puma smash v2 sneakers, Superbalist R899

Superbalist, R899


Statement costume, MRP R139.99

MRP, R139.99


Fully capture the essence of living coral by making the scent of your living space a coral one too. This cherry blossom fragrance sachet will do the trick. 

Poetry, R75

Poetry, R75

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