Happy February, my friends! Have you seen the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019?

Pantone Living Coral

Since orange is pretty much my favorite color, I was super happy to see that Living Coral is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019! I should really reach for this color more often. It’s so pretty and makes me think of summer (which I’m already longing for!).

According to some brief research, here’s what one color expert has to say about coral, “I see coral as the color of compassion and higher awareness. Coral encourages us to think outside of the box, to look beyond our own personal experiences for a greater sense of perspective. Possessing a blend of orange, red, and pink, coral evokes a kind of emotional revitalization within us. Coral has a soft resonance that is an easy energy for people to absorb and feel connected to. This is a friendly, emotionally intelligent color. When we surround ourselves with coral, people often feel a stronger desire for community, connection and understanding.” Very interesting!

Let’s feast our eyes on some pretty things in all their Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 glory!

This beautiful gorgeous flower arrangement.

These lovely earrings.

This pretty entryway.

This amazing lip color.

This chic velvet chair.

Our partners offer fun products in these orangey-pink hues. Let’s check out a few:

Carnival Pink ink from Scrapbook.com.

A Coral Carpe Diem Planner from Simple Stories.

Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint from American Crafts.

Coral cardstock stickers from Doodlebug Design.

Cute coral paper from Echo Park Paper.

If coral isn’t your go-to color, just start by adding small doses…

Debby Hughes created a coral dream with watercolors using products from Simon Says Stamp.


Virginia Nebel’s cheery and youthful layout celebrating a newly engaged couple (replete with shots of coral) vibrates with a carefree sophistication.

Whether you love coral or don’t, I challenge you to try it in at least of your creations this coming year.

Here’s to a colorful month, my friends!

Susan R. Opel, Editor-in-Chief