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Hi, I'm Jennifer, owner and lead designer at Petals a floral design firm in Boulder, Colorado.  Along with my husband and two children, I  grow my own organic blooms using the greenest and most sustainable processes available.  

This blog is where I explore topics from floral design, wedding planning, organic farming and gardening, sustainable living, and our family's quest to find the perfect farm! 

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Living Coral: 2019 Color of the Year and where to find it among flowers.

Living Coral: The Color of 2019

Every December a color standards company by the name of Pantone predicts the color of the upcoming year. Starting in 1963, Pantone began producing color cards to promote color standards in the cosmetics industry. In the following decades the company’s reach extended into fashion and interior design. Today, the Pantone Color Institute tracks and reports on global color trends and forecasts and is utilized by millions of designers in diverse sectors.

Pantone announced “Living Coral” as the color of 2019. (previous Pantone colors of the year).


Pantone describes Living Coral as: “Vibrant, yet mellow..embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”[1] Coral, as a color, first entered the English language in 1982 and can be a difficult pigment to pin down. Definitely pink, but also orange, and at times bordering on red, more apricot than peachy--but again,

more pink than either…without a visual the color

can become an enigma.


Coral and its echoes can be found everywhere in the floral realm,. Below you will find a list of flowers you can incorporate into your garden or floral design that capture some of the many shades of coral. In a following blog post we will explore how to coordinate coral with other colors in various seasons.


Zinnia Liliput Salmon


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