Living Coral: How to wear Pantone’s 2019 Hue

December 11, 2018 – Emille Llorente

PANTONE named its official color and we are living for it. From the bold and striking Ultra Violet that eludes uniqueness, next year’s Living Coral will be the embodiment of modern lifestyle—lively but nurturing, vibrant yet mellow, present both on natural surroundings and on social media.

The color institute described the tone as “animating and life-affirming with a golden undertone”. A soft edge power color, the best way to bring it to life is to wear it! Coral is the best color to be playful with as it can be worn muted or loud depending on style and personality. From soft shades to statement pieces, here are a few ways you can rock this versatile color.


NIKE Men's Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Running Shoes

Photo from Nike

Men pull off coral, too. Kick of the New Year with this pair as Nike stayed close to the official Pantone shade—the ideal excuse to add them to your 2019 wish list. Take them to the gym or for a casual stroll, let these shoes walk you through new experiences and adventures for the entire year.

iPhone XS Silicone Case – Nectarine

Photo from Apple

The latest color for the latest iPhone, this silicone case in a super vibrant hue will be the definitive look for modernity and sophistication having fun. Get it as a gift of use it for yourself, the new Nectarine variant by Apple is a no-fail purchase for tech-enthusiasts carrying this particular phone.



Photo from Instagram/Heart Evangelista

Without highlighting any particular brand or product, coral can easily be incorporated to everyone’s wardrobe.  The fool-proof way is to opt for a statement piece that will be the focal point of your look and decide to get that item in a coral color.

Photo from SHEfinds

Take it from the darling of the Philippines herself, Heart Evangelista wore a tailored coral blazer that empowers an outfit while still maintaining a feminine palate. Heidi Klum is also seen carrying a coral-tinted leather tote that carried an otherwise causal look. Going with an all-coral dress is also a fashion-forward choice. This floral coral dress by H&M is also a good find.


BANILA CO. Cheer Water Cheek
In the shade: Coral Water

Photo from Vincelle's Loft

The Cheer Water Cheek line gives off the most natural-looking coral flush. If you want to get into the coral trend but you’re still hesitant to go for something bold, Banila Co. will get you started. The shade is easy to wear, noticeably different from the usual pinkish coral tones, and is perfect for an energetic everyday vibe.

GLOSSIER Cloud Paint
In the shade: Dawn

Photo from Glossier
A cult favorite, the Glossier Cloud Paint formula is on the more pigmented side of cream blushes. The shade Dawn is for those who are more into the sunset-shaded coral, leaning less on the cool pink side and more on the warm undertone. Pro tip: the dusk shade is a favourite among influencers to use on their eyelids for the most natural sundown glow.

3 CONCEPT EYES Velvet Lip Tint
In the shade: Icing Coral

Photo from 3 Concept Eyes

3CE is one of the staple K-beauty brands that when it comes to quality lip products. Icing Coral promises a pigmented application of a cool-toned coral without feeling heavy on the pucker.


FURLA – Metropolis in Coral Leather

Photo from Furla

Furla is known for being a relatively affordable luxury brand, hinging their edge on being made in Italy which is synonymous to a promise of quality similar to its more expensive counterparts. Known primarily for their jelly bags in every color imaginable, it is not surprising that Metropolis line in leather material carries a coral color option.

SUNNIES STUDIOS – Ace in Tangerine Full

Photo from Sunnies Studios

These coral specs should represent the shade of the year. In a country where it’s almost sunny every day, it’s a mystery why not more people are wearing sunglasses. Easily the best statement piece in every outfit, these specs will instantly tie a look together all while staying faithful to your love for coral. 

RORY & SLOAN – SMOAK tassel earrings

Photo from Rory & Sloan

Another local brand, Rory & Sloan is known for their bright attention-grabbing accessories really bring a pop of color to your nondescript outfit. The best part? Their designs are heavily inspired by the traditional Filipino materials and fashions all while giving them a modern and trendy spin. We’re a fan of these coral-colored tassels that will elevate a look from stylish to iconic.

This coming year, do not be afraid to try new colors for your wardrobe by incorporating Pantone’s color of the year!