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How To Wear Pantone's Colour Of 2019

By Laura Feasey  -

February 18, 2019

How To Wear Pantone's Colour Of 2019

Just when we thought we were done with pink, out came Pantone's colour of the year for 2019. It's called 'Living Coral', and it's a sweet salmon shade of pink that promises to keep the blush love alive for at least another year.

So, sugary millennial pink might be disappearing from the shops for now, but things are still looking rosy with this papaya infused shade.

If you haven't grasped how to work the hue into your wardrobe yet, here are a few ideas to help you style it like a fashion pro, just in time for spring.


1) Statement Salmon

Statement Salmon

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A great way to refresh your look for the season is to introduce a statement piece to your wardrobe. Coral is the perfect colour for a standout item, and with fashion week highlighting the latest love for bold boots, a coral pair would be a great nod to both trends. Wear yours with classic outfits to give them the pop they deserve, whether it's a pair of jeans with a plain tee, or a tailored two-piece.


2) Head To Tone

Head To Tone


Fashion loves a tonal look, and coral is just the right shade of pink to work from head to toe. Separates will give you the opportunity to play with different shades and layering, whether it's a deep coral shirt tucked into a lighter pleated skirt, or a pair of pastel coral jeans matched with some sumptuously salmon knitwear. If you're layering up for winter, go all out with a coral coat to finish the look.


3) Get Lippy

Get Lippy

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If you won't be adding pink to your wardrobe any time soon, the coral shade can be added to your makeup bag instead. It's a great shade for spring/summer, oozing sunshine vibes and guaranteed to pep up any outfit whether it's a white linen dress or tailored workwear. Choose coral lipstick for a statement look to wear with a natural base and eyes, or opt for nail polish for a fun refresh for summer. Style it out with gold jewellery if you want to give it a luxurious feel, our ? watch will complete the look perfectly.


4) The Offspring Trend

The Offspring Trend

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Pantone describes Living Coral as "evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color." This plays right into the latest trend for shells and natural materials in your accessories. You can use this as inspiration without even going near a shade of pink, there are shell necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings everywhere. There are also plenty of shell embellished bags that are ideal for the beach and beyond. Freshwater pearls in imperfect shapes are the latest obsession with the influencer crowd, on earrings especially…


5) Real Men Wear Pink

Real Men Wear Pink

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Pink certainly isn't just for girls. Menswear also gets an injection of coral this year, whether it's in the detail on a pair of trainers, in chunky knitwear for cold weather, or in dapper polo shirts and tailoring. Bring the hue into your look subtly with a salmon beanie or make more of a statement with a coral sweatshirt to tuck into tailored trousers or shorts.

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