Pantone announced recently that their Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral. If you are like most people, you are probably wondering who or what Pantone is, and how do they decide the color of the year? Pantone, LLC is company that has a proprietary color matching system used in a variety of industries to include paint, fabric, printing, etc. Since 2000, it has met in secret with industry experts from other countries, and, after several days of meetings annually, decides what the color will be for the following year based on what they perceive is the current state or mood of the world.

For example, in 2017, the color was Greenery: “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”