Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year Apr 30, 2019 Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, and it brings just about any space to life. This vibrant and playful color, with its golden tones and bright pop of color, is at once luxurious and modern—and the perfect shade for spring. A bold coral like this is always a popular choice for accent colors, but consider pairing it with a contrasting or complimentary shade, or intersperse among interesting textures to take full advantage of this gorgeous color. Coral throw pillows would look simply beautiful against a backdrop of blue, or a coral rug could pull together a room designed in more neutral tones. Stacking colors, or pairing a single bold color with patterns, can really make your room. Although color is often the first thought when you think of interior design, texture and patterns can be wonderful companions to color. With design trends constantly evolving, using an on-trend color makes any room feel contemporary and new.