Pantone Color of The Year 2019

Jan 18, 2019

Every year Pantone announces a color of the year. This color sets the color trends for clothing, home decor, and design. After their announcement, it doesn’t take long before the color starts showing up everywhere. Pantone has announced that the color of the year for 2019 is Lively Coral, which is described as “emitting the desired, familiar and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind.” (Pantone)

While we do feel the warmth and energizing aspects of Lively Coral, we do think it is a color that some people may be intimidated. It can be difficult to know how to incorporate and pair a bolder color. We decided to show you the different ways you could play with Lively Coral. We also paired the Pantone Color of the Year with Owen’s Corning’s Color of the Year Black Sable. Lively coral makes the warmer tones in Black Sable pop. Here are the ways we found to incorporate Lively Color to your outdoor space.

(Paint swatches from Benjamin Moore)

Patio Cushions and Outdoor Rugs

If you have outdoor furniture one of the easiest ways to play with color is through your outdoor cushions and rugs. You can keep it monotone, choose a couple different color pairings or go for a pattern. When they start to look worn out or you feel like switching it up, it’s an easy replacement.

Decor, lights, and extras

Want to incorporate just a bit of Lively Coral? The easiest and most affordable way to try a new color in your outdoor space is with decor, lights, and with things like outdoor serving ware.


One way to play with the color of the year is with landscaping. There are many different plants and foliage that done a warm coral hue. You can use perennials if you are a fan of the color of the year or chose an annual if you like to switch things up from year to year.

Pots and Planters

Speaking of plants another easy way to bring in the Lively Color shade is with pots and planters. Just like patio cushions you can pair the color with another or select a patterned pot.