Pantone's 2019 Colour of the Year

Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year is Living Coral, the global leader in colour forecasting describing it as a shade that symbolises our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.

Bedarra small bag, $199. A great summer bag in a compact size that’s right on-trend. elkthelabel.com

Blushing shoes, $130. Bonus points if you wear something like this, that’s both coral and tactile (adorned with cowhide). palmairasandalsaustralia.com

Summer Grevillea cushion cover by 4 Leaf Clover, $60. Coral can work beautifully with other shades of pink (and orange). thestore.com.au

Colette by Colette Hayman tassel hoop earrings, $14.99. Accessories can be an affordable way of trying out a colour trend that you mightn’t normally gravitate towards. amazon.com.au

Matte Revolution Sexy Sienna, $49. While those of a certain age might associate coral lipstick with a shade their mother wore in the 1980s, it has come back with a vengeance. charlottetilbury.com/au

Banana Jungle Pantsuit, $299. If you’re not convinced you can wear coral, team it with splashes with other colours and a playful design. gormanshop.com.au

Sweet Laguna coral bikini, $259.95. This vibrant shade would look beautiful on a bronzed body (using fake tan, naturally). myopera.info

Grace clutch, $29.95. A smart summer bag to carry your holiday essentials. stmgoods.com.au

Gilded pleated neck blouse, $329.95. Some shimmer here, a tassel there, and lots of coral everywhere. oncewas.com.au

Neck tie, $9.95. A fun accessory, or Kris Kringle gift for someone who loves to sport the latest look. sportsgirl.com.au

Frenchy Terry Script Crew, $59. A classic brand, keeping abreast of the most fashionable colours. championusa.com.au

Slim basic thongs, $30. This is the only type of coral you’d ever want to stand on. havaianasaustralia.com.au

MBRACE by Sebastian Herkner. $5095. For the serious trend aficionado, this wing chair with a seat cushion ticks all the right boxes. dedonliving.com.au

Milly Macrame tote bag, $59.95. Given their natural origins, coral colours paired with timber detailing are a natural fit. sportsgirl.com.au

Studio Oh! Leatheresque Jotter Journal, $12.95. There’s no denying the popularity of 2019’s Colour of the Year, even used for office and personal stationary. officeworks.com.au