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The 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year

22 Feb 2019 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It’s official! Pantone have announced that the 2019 Colour of the Year is none other than Living Coral, a brilliantly bold peach shade that’s set to be everywhere this year. Pantone’s Colour of the Year refers not just to ballooning but all sorts of design industries from fashion to home decor so we can expect to see pops of it everywhere from our wardrobes to our walls.


Photo credit: @TheCreativeHeartStudio

But back to ballooning - how can you stay on trend and incorporate the colour of the moment into your work? Qualatex’s Coral shade is the perfect colour to represent Living Coral and is available in a number of shapes and styles currently on their site. Amscan’s Peach colour provides a lovely, lighter version and don’t you agree that their ombre orbz are such a stunning use of Living Coral?


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, what a wonderful opportunity to offer something different. Mix and match your usual pinks with peach shades to add depth to your designs and excite the eye with something new.

The pretty pastel hue of Living Colour makes it ideal for Easter too. The slightly muted tone means it’ll sit well with the classic creamy yellows the season brings. We expect to see lots of cute coral characters like this fantastic flamingo by master of balloon decor, Chris Adamo, who is touring the UK and Ireland this year - remember to secure your places on his classes here as they’re going fast!

As Living Coral is balanced nicely between yellow and red on the colour wheel, it’s also great for gradient effects, perfect for creating artistic arches like this beautifully blended rainbow by Balloons by Sarah.


Photo Credit: Chris Adamo cba | Photo Credit: @balloonsandblooms


Photo Credit: @balloonsbysarah

When wedding season hits, the red tones in Living Colour mean it will work wonderfully with rose gold accents and, as it’s a darker peach shade, it looks great against bright white balloons as an accent colour as demonstrated by Sue’s wonderful wall below.


Photo Credit: @suebowler | Photo Credit: @magicalmasksbelfast

Have fun incorporating Living Coral into your designs this year and don’t forget to use the hashtag #bapiaparty across social media so that we can see and share your great work.

And remember, if we all balloon responsibly, the #bapiaparty never has to end!

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