Every year for the past 20 years, the Pantone Institute color experts spend considerable time and analysis combing the world for unique colors to release their influential Color of the Year.

This year, they chose PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. Pantone poetically describes it:

living coral“Living Coral emits 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. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.”

Pantone continues,

“We are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.”

Lighthearted activity.

Joyful pursuits.




A kaleidoscope of color.

What better words and phrases can you use to describe colorful holiday décor?

That’s why we would love to show you how to incorporate Living Coral into some of your holiday decor programs.

Incorporating Living Color into Your Holiday Decor Program

living coral PANTONE

Luckily, some of our products are already closely aligned with the Living Coral color. This includes our large 15″ Finial Ornament, 11″ Finial Ornament or 180mm Ornament in Bubble Gum, and Coral from our Designer Glass collection.

Living Coral also pairs well with our teal, apple green, and rose gold color ornamentation, along with a few of our lit décor elements such as the Wexford Flame, our exquisite Brighton Chandelier or showcased in our Regal Walk Through Ornament.

All of our rich, vibrant, and lush foliage is a great backdrop to really make this color pop! And what’s really exciting is that we can also design our custom inflatables with the Living Coral color like the Inflatable Xmas Ball “Antwerp” – Gold and White – 5.6ft.

Ultimately, there are many ways to incorporate Living Coral into your holiday décor. You can use them as stylish accents mixed into a wider decorative palette. Or you can use it as a principal color piece.