2018 has been about four decades long but it’s finally coming to a close. Also coming to a close is the year of Ultraviolet — so make way for the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral!
“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge,” explain the masterminds behind the choice. The color gurus also hope this positive, warm shade named after a vital sea organism will help feed “our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.”
It’s definitely a cheery, upbeat shade, and it also reminds us of a different sea creature. One with a certain square friend who lives in a pineapple under the sea.
Here are some of our fave pop culture touchstones and icons that are already rocking this happy hue.