Color Of The Season: Living Coral

Every year, there is a color that stands out above the others. Set by Pantone, the color immediately becomes the one to wear in many different ways. This year, the color is Living Coral. A bright pink, salmon, and orange mixture, it is a bit more difficult than some of the more neutral colors in recent years.

Does that mean you should give up and not wear it? Absolutely not. Instead, you just have to be careful to ensure that you are wearing it properly.

A Great Sweater

While many people are afraid of living coral, you don’t have to be. Find a great sweater that is just a bit loose to really show off the color. You want to keep the rest of your look somewhat restrained and allow this color to speak for itself.

If the color doesn’t look great against your skin, move it to another portion of your body: you don’t only have to wear it in your clothing.

In Your Make Up

Coral lipstick is a fantastic option for so many skin tones. While you might have to shop around for one that makes your teeth look white and looks great against your skin, when you find the one, it is something that you will wear every day.

Of course, you can also invest in coral blush, coral eyeshadow, or even coral highlighter if you are daring.


If living coral is a color that is just a bit too bright for you, you don’t have to worry – you can still wear it in smaller portions. Even just a pop of the color of the year will help you to be on trend. Try to add it to your jewelry box by picking bigger earrings, statement necklaces, or even rings that have it.

Perfect Dress

Designers at all price points are showing off living coral in dresses, pants, suits, and shirts. However, the best place to wear it is definitely at a cocktail party or on a date when everyone else is going to be wearing black or other neutral colors. You will surely have a great way to stand out when you wear the color of the year.

Of course, you want to make sure that it fights you like a glove and that you are wearing the proper undergarments – this color isn’t exactly forgiving.

How will you wear Living Coral this year?

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