Pantone Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral Color Palettes

One of my favorite parts of my newsletter is building color palettes. I thought I'd share a couple of them here with you! My inspiration for this week's palettes is the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral. I think it's not quite pink enough, but I used Kona Nectarine as the closest Kona Cotton to Living Coral. (Anyone think a different Kona is closer? Or another solid brand has a closer match?)

Kona Cotton colors are listed clockwise from upper left. Always check actual bolts/samples before making your purchases, as colors display differently on different screens.


Nectarine, Red, Ruby, Bone, Peach.


Nectarine, Cerise, Caribbean, Nightfall, Taupe.


Every other newsletter includes four palettes. I actually created five this week, so there are three more Living Coral inspired palettes in my latest newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? Subscribe here. (Be sure to check your email to verify your subscription.)

What color would you pair with Living Coral?

4 thoughts on “Pantone Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral Color Palettes

  1. Elizabeth Ray

    Hi Sarah- Did you get any feedback on other solids that match close to living coral? My guild is running a challenge and I am getting questions, curious if there is a list someone has made. Thanks for any info.

  2. The Rit Dye website gives the recipe to mix the actual Living Coral with their dyes. That would be an alternative to trying to find pre-made fabrics close to the actual color.


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