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Pantone 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Feb 01, 2019

It's the year of Coral according to Pantone who has named this fun pop as the 2019 Color of the Year. Channel your inner Leatrice Eiseman, American color specialist and the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, by getting shoes and other accessories in a pretty coral color. The good news is you don’t have to be one of those color experts to know how to play around with the Pantone color of the year 2019.  In addition to totes and hats to add that splash of Living Coral, add this beautiful color to your home by adding statement pieces as home decor or including it as part of your interior design through other pieces. has described 16-1546 Living Coral as "an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge." Living Coral is meant to "welcome and encourage lighthearted activity" and it "embodies our desire for playful expression.”

Brighten up any outfit with this beautiful hue! Shop our Coral Collection to stay on top of the fashion game. Whether you want to rock a pair in a Tangerine Tango or a different Pantone Color of the Year, Charleston Shoe Co. has plenty of shoes that are keeping up with all of the latest design trends.

A Tutorial on Styling Living Color

You don’t need to be the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute to know how to style Living Coral. Just use these simple styling tips and you’ll be well on your way to being a fashionista in this pretty coral color. Try wearing different shades of coral from head to toe. Your shoes can be the Living Coral tone while you play around with different oranges and pinks for your tops, bottoms and accessories. You can use Living Coral as your statement piece by wearing shoes in that bright coral color with white jeans and other coral-inspired accessories.

You can pair Living Coral with neutrals as well. Try a neutral-toned overcoat with your Living Coral shoes. For other colors that complement coral well, try wearing a turquoise dress with coral shoes or turquoise shoes with coral shorts. You can do the same thing with dark navy as another complement to the lighter coral color. Try playing around with different shades of pink as well. For an effortlessly chic outfit, don a matching coral set. For a look that’s elegant yet fun, go for a coral suit with your coral shoes for a fabulously sophisticated outfit.

The Atlantic

If you’re looking for a simple shoe that embodies the Pantone color of the year, you’ll love this well-designed sandal with a cork sole and crisscross straps. Get the Atlantic in coral in honor of the color of the year. Pair this sandal with a pretty pink sleeveless top with ruffles and white skinny jeans.