Pantone announced earlier this month the new Color of the Year for 2019. So it’s time to say goodbye to Ultra Violet and say hello to Living Coral.

Living Coral (Pantone 16-1546) is described by Pantone as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” Adjectives such as heartening, humanizing, sociable and spirited are just some of the words that Pantone uses to help people feel the vibe of this year’s color.

Goodbye, Ultra Violet. Hello, Living Coral.
Credit: Pantone

Boysen Color Trends

2015 saw the beginning of the annual Boysen Color Trend. Unlike Pantone, the company has four palettes per year with six colors per palette, or a total of 24 new colors every year. It was only in 2016 that there were four colors per palette instead of six. Plus, we offered an additional three complementary colors per palette chosen from Boysen’s Color Series, the company’s most popular colors.

Colors are chosen based on global trends during meetings with members of the Nova Paint Club, an international organization of leading global independent paint companies, as well as global color experts.

We’ve prepared several photo inspirations for you using Boysen’s closest color matches to Living Coral. As is our custom, we have included complementary light neutrals just in case you want to use that bright coral hue for an accent wall.

Goodbye, Ultra Violet. Hello, Living Coral.

Boysen Color Trend 2019

We are gearing up to launch the next Boysen Color Trend in the first quarter of 2019. The colors were derived from  global trends in the social, economic and political spheres that we had identified.

If you are thinking about repainting your homes and work spaces and want the latest paint color trends, then it might be worth the wait. Do subscribe to the blog so that you get first dibs soon after we reveal the 2019 colors.



Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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