The Pantone Colour of the Year has become one of the most anticipated annual announcements in the floral industry. From last years UltraViolet to Living Coral, it is certainly a real switch!

Colour enhances and influences the way we experience life. Pantone announced this month that Living Coral, a bright coral shade is the 2019 Color of the Year. Although it may seem pinker in nature, Pantone describes Living Coral as “an animated, life-affirming shade of orange, with golden undertones.”

Pantone cited Living Coral as a colour of carefree happiness. A press release says it “symbolises our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits”—a feeling that, perhaps, people might be craving in today’s landscape. It is a colour of warmth and welcoming, but versatile and life-affirming.

Below, we have put together a few flower suggestions to incorporate the Color of the Year, Living Coral into your floral designs for an up and coming wedding, event or special occasion. As a result, we are looking forward to seeing how this colour unfolds in the new year!

Living Coral: Flower Suggestions

Rose Miss Piggy

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Rose Lady Margaret

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Chrysanthemum Spray Grand Salmon

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Germini Cookies n Cream

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Amaryllis Rilona

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Rose Romanza

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Sweet Peas Salmon


Ranunculus Aazur Salmon


Achillea Lachsschonheit


Dahlia Sebastian

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Calla Lily Auckland


Hypericum Coco Yuko

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To conclude, you can find all the flower varieties mentioned in the blog on our website here.


1 Comment

  1. That must be so frustrating for florists to keep up with! . . . unless of course, you all enjoy the challenge. We grow colors that have not changed for centuries. Some become more popular as others become less popular, but the changes are not so devastating to our production. We can always sell the less popular color while trying to build up stock for the next big rage. White will always be my favorite, but also very unpopular. There are only to pure white rhododendrons in our production, and we grow almost none of them anymore because the plants are so trashy. There are several whites that are much better, but the flowers are all blushed, spotted, speckled, striped, banded, or otherwise slightly adorned with some other color. If the Pantone colors change annually, there will be a new one before we could build up stock of the current color for 2019. I mean if we started growing more coral rhododendrons now, they would be ready in 2021.

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