The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral, a joyous and comforting hue that wraps us in a warm embrace and a sense of optimism.

This year’s mellow yet playful shade is a departure from Pantone’s pick last year, Ultraviolet. While that electric purple channeled the frenetic energy of the digital age, Living Coral is a reminder to slow down and connect with the people and places around us.

The demands of modern life heavily influenced this year’s color. As Pantone puts it, Living Coral is “a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”

We selected 50 images from the Shutterstock collection to illustrate this heartfelt shade. Check out a few below, then head over to the Living Coral image collection.

2019 Pantone Living Coral Flower Macro
Image by V J Matthew
2019 Pantone Living Coral Art Deco Pattern
Image by Daria Rosen
2019 Pantone Living Coral Flamingo
Image by Michelle Sherwood
2019 Pantone Living Coral – Woman Posing
Image by bezikus
2019 Pantone Living Coral – Vintage Flowers
Image by Olga Korneeva
2019 Pantone Living Coral – Kalamkari
Image by Takybi
2019 Pantone Living Coral – Sunset
Image by sjk2012
2019 Pantone Living Coral – Woman on Beach
Image by David Prado Perucha

Want more color? Check out our 2019 Color Trends to discover the most popular colors around the world.

Cover image by welcomia