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Colour of the Year: Bleached Coral

Designer Huei Yin Wong and writer Jack Railton-Woodcock designed ‘Bleached Coral’ in critical response to Pantone’s choice of ‘Living Coral’ as Colour of the Year 2019.

The annual award by the colour-matching company has been forecasting colour trends since 2000, but ‘Living Coral’ was a controversial choice because at least half of the coral across Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been killed off during marine heatwaves since 2016.

In opposition to the bright shade of coral selected by Pantone, ‘Bleached Coral’ refers to the off-white colour that coral morphs into when it is depleted.

Designer: Huei Yin Wong.
Writer: Jack Railton-Woodcock.

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