Pantone and Adobe Created a Color Line Based on How Coral Is Reacting to Climate Change

'Glowing Glowing Gone' highlights a vibrant, disconcerting shift


When Pantone announced that “Living Coral” was its 2019 Color of the Year, many noted the seeming (or perhaps intentional?) irony of the name, given that coral reefs around the world are dying at an unprecedented rate.

Now the widely used design platform is directly addressing that issue with a new color line called “Glowing Glowing Gone,” inspired by the vibrant but alarming colors created by some coral in response to heat waves caused by climate change.

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